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Obama: Me Playing More Golf With Boehner Won't Fix Washington

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"There is one thing that bothers me, which is when I hear folks saying, oh, you know, if you just play golf with John Boehner more -- and we're just trying harder to be more bipartisan, then we’d get more stuff done," the president said, according to a transcript. "That’s not the problem. On every issue we are more than happy to sit down in reasonable fashion and compromise. The problem is not that we’re too mean or we’re too partisan. The problem is I don’t have enough votes -- full stop."

He added: "This Congress makes the do-nothing Congress look like the New Deal."