Can you imagine if Bush said in response to Democrat complaints, "I won"? Where is the hope, the change, the "new tone", the bipartisanship?
Four years can't pass quickly enough:
President Obama listened to Republican gripes [SLC: 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.
“We expressed our concerns about some of the spending that’s being proposed in the House bill,” House Minority Leader John Boehner said after meeting with Obama.
“How can you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives?” Boehner asked. “How does that stimulate the economy?”