“You get nothing. I get that for free.”

This, according to the Wall Street Journal, is what America elected.

Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.

At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”

“You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.”

Meanwhile, over at the New York Times, this is their finding…

Though it has been 45 days since voters emphatically reaffirmed their faith in Mr. Obama, the time since then has shown the president’s power to be severely constrained by a Republican opposition that is bitter about its losses, unmoved by Mr. Obama’s victory and unwilling to compromise on social policy, economics or foreign affairs.

Obama will blame Republicans no matter what they do. Obama is immune from criticism from the running dog media. It is no surprise he just does whatever the hell he wants to do. He knows the Palace Guard, fromerly known as “journalists”, will end up dubbing him as the “surprising winner”.

There is no good faith negotiations and conservatives will lose no matter what. Even later, in the Burning Times, Obama’s supporters will never acknowledge what they have wrought.

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2 Responses to “You get nothing. I get that for free.”

  1. Uke says:

    Obama’s understanding of political compromise is about as well-developed as a that kindergartener that steals everything from all the other students, and actually has to be told that, no, not everything he wants is his.

  2. notamobster says:

    He knows he’s got the Republicans b the short & curlies. He knows that the Palace Guard will defend him at all cost. He knows that NONE of his supporters will give a rat’s behind about who is genuinely stalling negotiations. He knows that most who don’t support him won’t care enough to look, either.

    He knows that he is the leader because the people get the government they deserve. Their leadership is but a microcosm of the larger populace. He is a lazy, disinterested, self-gratifying toad.

    The populace essentially elected the mirror reflection of themselves, writ large, to lead. These are sad days. They are only going to get worse.

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