She is right, but it is not his color that is the problem: the 'race' in question is the 2012 election.
Republicans will not work with Democrats (nor Democrats with Republicans) - even if the end result is the best thing for the American people - as it might put their primary nomination in jeopardy.
That is, the American people as a whole look on compromise as the right and proper thing to do and would want to re-elect congress people who do this, but the wing-nuts who dominate the primaries view any compromise as a sell out.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.