Even though President Obama got most of what he wanted in this deal, top aides insisted the white house is a gloat-free zone
Though it was just yesterday that Jay Carney certainly made it sound like Republican, Ted Cruz and his colleagues had lost
A sentiment confirmed today by republican senators — who said they still want to repeal the health care law — but tore into their own party over how to do it
Even though the president won this battle, there are questions about how he can get the rest of his agenda passed over the next three years amid such a fractured dynamic in an interview Tuesday with KMEX, Univision’s Los Angeles station, the president said of the budget deal.
That will be tough when a health care rollout that even democrats are saying was botched is further complicating implementation of his signature achievement and when congress’ attention will be focused between now and December 15 on grappling with the budget issues that were kicked down the road with this deal
The president also said during the 2012 campaign if he won re-election he would break the republican fever of opposition to him and yet it appears this battle only fired up conservatives, who note America’s founders.
In an interview with WABC in New York, the president put the onus on Speaker John Boehner, saying negotiating with the white house doesn’t help him with conservatives
The president laid out the problem, though white house are still fuzzy on the solution such as politicians anticipating this final deal. I spoke to a secret service officer, who’s been working here at the white house for 16 days without pay during the shutdown. He told me he would personally drive the bill from the Capital here to the white house to make sure the president signs it and the senate deal does allow back pay as soon as possible.