Bipartisanship is a "fiction of politics," Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele said in an interview released Wednesday.

Steele told conservative columnist Cal Thomas that bipartisanship is a "is a fiction of politics...an idea people work toward, but the reality is something else" in an interview last Thursday that was published today.

"Having a photo-op with a bunch of Republicans, inviting them to have a beer with you, or watch a football game is great theater, but when you don't take our suggestions seriously...you're not serious about bipartisanship," Steele said, accusing the Obama administration of only going through the motions in their outreach to the GOP.