A gloating President Barack Obama told Republican Leaders who met with him at the White House yesterday that they should "stop listening to Rush Limbaugh," and reportedly also sought to quash their opposition to his stimulus plan by saying bluntly, "I won. I will trump you on that."
President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.Contrary to the writer's statement in the article (and it may be sarcasm), Obama is clearly gloating over his powerful position and is really feeling his oats right now. But usually when people get that full of themselves, they wind up overreaching. Republicans should oppose Obama's radical plans and make him and the Democrats own their agenda - and it's consequences - entirely. The more they give him cover for what he does, the less they will be able to differentiate the GOP from the disastrous results that will eventually flow from the radical left agenda Obama intends to impose on America.
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.
"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. "We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."
That wasn't Obama's only jab at Republicans today.
In an exchange with Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) about the proposal, the president shot back: "I won," according to aides briefed on the meeting.
"I will trump you on that."
Not that Obama was gloating. He was just explaining that he aims to get his way on stimulus package and all other legislation, sources said, noting his unrivaled one-party control of both congressional chambers.
"We are experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis that has to be dealt with and dealt with rapidly," Obama said during the meeting.
Republicans say the $825 billion price tag is too big a burden for a nation crippled by debt and that it doesn't do enough to stimulate the economy by cutting taxes. . . . . . . . MORE