Wait, when did Obama start reaching out to Republicans?

(Ballot Box) — The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus said Wednesday that some members are frustrated President Obama continues to reach out to Republicans.

The president pointed to several past instances of bipartisan cooperation during his remarks about the budget on Wednesday.

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) said Obama’s speech created a contrast between the Democratic and GOP approaches to balancing the budget. But, he added, “in our caucus, we want to get more offensive.”

“Let’s be honest, it’s annoying to people, especially when you’re a Democrat, about this constant reaching out to the other side, but at the end of the day, what he’s saying is that . . . it’s gotta be done,” Larson told reporters off the House floor Wednesday afternoon.

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