Quote For The Day: Upper Hand Edition

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

-Barack Obama, to Speaker of the House John Boehner

Context:

[During fiscal cliff negotiations] “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, Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”

Replied Obama: “You get nothing. I get that for free.”

(The Wall Street Journal, via Political Wire)

12 Comments

When Obama said it… was he stroking a white pussy cat in his lap?

I’m starting to think we’re watching the live-action version of Blazing Saddles.

@matador1015: That’s the first thing that came to mind when I read ManchuCandidate‘s comment about Unicorn stroking a white pussy…

@Mistress Cynica: He’ll blame it on Obama and videogames. Wait for it.

And we mentioned Obama and “white pussy” in the same thread. Drudge now has a lede for Christmas Day.

@Mistress Cynica: So wishing it was the Mormon senator from the state to the south of Idaho.

Staunch Moron KKKonservatards are the most responsible ones.

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