Remember that Bob Woodward’s book on the debt ceiling negotiations last year gave behind the scenes details on how President Obama blew-up a deal? He’s up to his old tricks again…
The Wall Street Journal reports behind the scenes details from the current round of negotiations:
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.”
The Narcissist-In-Chief strikes again!