I’ll bet he would. The Republicans in the House and the Senate are in the tank for him. There is almost no resistance left. Right wing media and ‘fair, balanced’ media are all that’s left. And Obama doesn’t like it. From Newsbusters:
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, look, I’ve always believed that there are a bunch of Republicans of goodwill who would rather get something done than suffer through the sort of nasty atmosphere that prevails in Washington right now. It’s not a fun time to be a member of Congress.”
That is his idea of compromise: The Republicans compromising their principles and agreeing with him. Doesn’t work the other way, though.