“They are so much cockier now at the White House”

“I think when you talk about the feeling at the White House, there’s a palpable difference now compared to 2011, the summer of 2011,” said Cooper. “They are so much cockier right now at the White House than they were a year and a half ago when they were doing this. They really believe they have set out–you come to us, we’re not going to negotiate against ourselves. We’re not going to like put — keep putting out more proposals. I mean, remember the summer of 2011, when President Obama was perceived, and they believed at the White House, that he kept making concession after concession and didn’t get anywhere? They are definitely not doing that now.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    Electoral landslide elections do have their perqs.
    Thanks for that, teaster gops!

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Winning just 50% of the popular vote is hardly and landslide.

      • http://twitter.com/GeoffSimonSays Geoff Simon

        Elections have consequences, Rob. Don’t you remember in 2004 when Bush got re-elected with 50% and all the Democrats said “let’s all vote for his agenda?” Yeah, me neither.

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          Funny how that works, isn’t it?

      • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

        Even Nutterbob is not crazy enough to do more than imply that Obama won in a landslide of the popular vote, hence his use of the word “electoral”. It’s roughly the equivalent of him calling himself the “smartest guy in the room” when there’s no one else there.