Obama To Cantor: Don’t Call My Bluff
Pro tip…don’t tell people you’re bluffing.
And then like a teenage girl whose parents just don’t understand her, he ran away in a huff.
“Eric, don’t call my bluff,” Rep. Cantor claims the President told him, and– according to reports from both parties– then began to lecture the room on talks, claiming that not even Ronald Reagan would accept the terms Republicans were proposing and that, according to Reuters, “I’ve reached my limit. This may bring my presidency own, but I will not yield on this.” He then left the meeting– because the meeting ended, claim Democratic sources, but Republicans say he merely stormed out. Rep. Cantor himself said the President “shoved back and said ‘I’ll see you tomorrow,’ and walked out.” For added cattiness, the Politico report notes one Democrat quipping off the record, “Cantor is the last guy who should complain about people abruptly leaving meetings.”
Some Democrats are saying it was Cantor who “rudely” interrupted Obama three times.
Given Obama’s history of rudely treating the Supreme Court at the 2010 State of the Union and his obnoxious treatment of Paul Ryan at his entitlement speech, all I can say is if it’s true is…good for Cantor.
And then there’s this.
Obama quoted as telling leaders “I’ve been very patient” and he wants agreement now.
Ah, well King Hussein I is tired of these Parliamentary delays. Don’t you know who HE is damn it?
I honestly think there is simply now way to reconcile these two sides. We’ll probably see some version of the McConnell plan and then spend the next year plus making our respective cases to the voters.