Believe what you wish. The Democrats had large majorities in both Houses of Congress and in the first year of the administration they enjoyed widespread public support. They didn't need any Republican votes for their legislative program and didn't really seek any input from the Republicans in Congress. The real struggle over health care legislation was between Democrats in the House and others in the Senate.
It wasn't until his health care bill was in serious trouble that Obama held any leadership meetings with Republicans over the contents of the proposed Health Care Legislation, and in this televised meeting he publicly scolded Senator McCain after hearing his comments saying. "The campaign is over John". I suppose he really just wanted a surrender. Instead he got specific counterproposals from the Republicans which he merely ignored.
The Republicans were seriously opposed to the massive giveaways in the stimulus bill right from the start and for very good reasons. We have had more sudden and worse recessions since WWII, but never have we had such a slow recovery and with such prolonged high unemployment. It is the fear and uncertainty caused by the massive new government regulatory structures created by this administration and their toadies in the Congress; the massive payoffs to organized labor; and the clear intent of the administration to enact its anti business energy policy through administrative action in the EPA (because they can't even get that through a Congress dominated by their own party) that is delaying business investment. Companies are hoarding their cash and access to credit in anticipation of higher taxes; more intrusive regulation; and runaway federal (and state) deficits sucking the liquidity out of our financial markets for the forseeable future.
The truly singular element of the current political situation is the persistent childish whining of Democrats complaining that those bad Republicans thwarted their noble intent and wise programs - when the real truth is they had to engage in massive payoffs to their own members in the Senate to pass the key elements of their own program -- even with a fillibuster proof majority.
Our much esteemed President is in well over his head, and his party is all too willing to blame everyone but themselves for their current situation - ranging from those ever uncooperative Republicans; evil rich donors (except of course George Soros, the SEIU and Teachers & government employee unions, NEA, etc.); to those stupid voters who threw so many of them out of office a few weeks ago.
Oddly this crowd of incompetent zealots appears to believe the country is unworthy of them.