Bill Clinton says Barack Obama is “getting his grove back” after being “socked by the intensity of Republican opposition” during the first 20 months of his presidency. The president’s failure to win the backing that he expected from the GOP “disoriented him for a while,” Clinton said. –JCL

Fox News:

Speaking on two different Sunday morning news shows — NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation — the popular former president said that Obama believed that if he were successful legislatively it “would be reflected in a better political climate.”

But Republicans have adopted the successful strategy of 1993 and 1994 when they won the congressional majority for the first time in 40 years. That strategy, he said, is to reject everything that the majority party stands for, even if it is good for the country.

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