Mr. Medved is absolutely right. Many presidents have been able to work with opposition in the legislative branch.
During the Eisenhower days however, both parties had principles that were based in the belief that America was a good country worthy of the effort to work together. Today, many on the left have been "enlightened". They feel that the U.S. must be punished for its sins, imaginary or not. In Eisenhower's day, Lyndon Johnson was a radical. Today, we have the always delusional Nancy Pelosi, the self-made socialist Bernie Sanders, etc. etc. etc.