Via the Washington Examiner (Philip Klein):
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.”
Ah yes, once again we see President Narcissus of “I won” fame (or is that infamy?) in that single phrase “I get that for free” (he’s gotten 150% more verbose over the last 4 years). Glad to see that he’s consistent. And the “tell the country the Republicans were at fault”; what, like that would be the very first time? At this point, who HASN’T the Organizer-in-Chief dissed that is on the Right side of the aisle?
You really think he’d be organizing against Communists like this?