We should know by now, it’s never Obama’s fault.

(The Hill) — White House officials said Tuesday that President Obama’s approval ratings are dropping because Americans are furious with Washington in general.

But even as White House press secretary Jay Carney blasted political obstruction and game-playing, he declined to disavow comments Teamsters President James Hoffa made at a rally Monday, calling Tea Party members “sons of bitches.”

Thursday’s jobs speech has reached epic expectations, and Carney said Obama will be unveiling new proposals that will have a “direct and immediate” impact on the economy, creating jobs right away.

House Republican leaders sent a letter to Obama on Tuesday, outlining areas where they think they can work with the president to create jobs. In the letter, House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor suggested a meeting or consultation with Obama.

Obama’s high-30s approval ratings, Carney said, are a reflection of “a high reservoir of skepticism toward Washington in general.”

“I think that everybody associated with Washington is being viewed quite dimly right now,” Carney said.