Obama wants to work with Republicans

2010-11-03 20:42

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he looked forward to working with Republicans after their mid-term election triumph and admitted Americans were "deeply frustrated" at the slow pace of the economic recovery.

"After what I'm sure was a long night for a time of you and needless to say it was for me, I can tell you that, you know, some election nights are more fun than others. Some are exhilarating. Some are humbling," Obama said.

"And yesterday's vote confirmed what I've heard from folks all across America. People are frustrated.

"They're deeply frustrated with the pace of our economic recovery and the opportunities that they hope for their children and their grandchildren."

Obama said that while he is not naive about the difficulty of building bipartisanship, the American people don't want politicians to fight the recent political battles for another two years.

The president says he still believes there is hope for civility in politics.

Obama spoke at a news conference in the White House East Room the day after elections that saw his party lose control of the House and lose seats in the Senate.