Talk about projection…
Barack Obama– January 2009.
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.
Barack Obama– February 2, 2010 (After losing his Super Majority in the Senate)
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He also noted that a large number of bills have been subjected to Republican-led filibusters, only to receive 85 or 90 votes once the filibuster is broken and the legislation is allowed to move to a final vote. I’m “not open to switches” solely “because it’s good short-term politics,” he said. I won’t tolerate an “if you lose, I win” mentality.