Yeah, nothing to do with the Benghazi, IRS and AP records scandals.

President Obama resorted to his old “fever” analogy to complain to Democratic Party donors about ongoing Republican “hyper-partisanship.” He also admitted to failing to deliver the post-partisan era promised in 2008.

“What’s blocking us right now is a sort of hyper-partisanship in Washington that I was, frankly, hoping to overcome in 2008,” Obama said today, according to the pool report. “My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever, and it’s not quite broken yet. But I am persistent. And I am staying at it. And I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them.”