The Warm Glow of Press Affection
It was a sad sort of laugh, but I couldn’t stop the guffaw’s escaping into the tire shop’s waiting area when I read the following from AP writer Charles Babington (emphasis added):
At one point in Friday’s meeting in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, GOP Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona objected to a proposal to increase benefits for low-income workers who do not owe federal income taxes.
Obama replied in a friendly but firm way that an election had been held in November, “and I won. I will trump you on that,” according to several people briefed by participants who took notes.
Ah, the media: Supplying the “tone” that the president promised.