The New Tone in Washington: “I won.”
As reported here:
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.
The exchange arose as top House and Senate Republicans expressed concern to the president about the amount of spending in the package. They also raised red flags about a refundable tax credit that returns money to those who don’t pay income taxes, the sources said.
George Bush: work with Democrats on No Child Left Behind. Work with Democrats on Medicare Part D.
Barack Obama: “I won.”
Someday elected Republicans will learn that Democrats do not like them, will not work with them, and that they play be their own rules… which often are ‘screw you’
Maybe today they did…