One thing we can be sure about with President Obama is that he can politicize anything!! Yes it is obnoxious. There is a time and a place for partisan politics, but there is also a time to stop assigning blame and just do your job.
That being said, I am not above giving a thumbs up to Obama for getting it right. I recently watched his speech at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, and I was surprised and impressed that he did not mention Republicans once! Well done!