But even though that message may have helped win Obama a second term, it's unclear just how many Americans are still listening and willing to join yet another campaign to lobby Congress on his behalf.
And even if they do, there is little indication that House Republicans are eager to compromise.
House Speaker John Boehner said flatly Sunday that, despite having "more regular conversations" with President Obama of late, he's determined to spoil any Obama-sponsored economic plans. "The president's policies are getting in the way of the economy growing," he told CBS' "Face the Nation."
As for Obama's second-term agenda, Boehner said he has "no idea" what that is.