Obama used the works "I won." to tell republicans to shut up and to tell them that they no longer had a voice in anything.
That quote was posted by someone else. If you chose to ignore that quote, it's your choice.
OMG. No longer had a voice in anything? I hope naivedave thumbed up this post...wait, I am sure he did...
This is from Fox freaking news... Obama Says His View on Taxes Prevailed Because 'I Won' | Fox News
"During his private meeting with congressional Democrats and Republicans on Friday, President Obama ended a philosophical debate over tax policy with the simple declaration that his opinion prevailed because "I won."
Democrats called it a light-hearted moment that drew laughs around the table. Republicans said there was laughter but couldn't recall if any of it came from their ranks."
Regardless of the intent (and that it was actually the guy who won and not some sort of partisan hacks that only WANT to win)...
"The "I won" comment came after Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Republicans believed cutting income taxed would do more to stimulate economic growth than providing a $500 per person payroll tax refund for individuals earning less than $200,000. The president said, according to those present, that this was an important philosophical divide between Republican and Democrats and that it had already been settled -- and would remain settled -- because he won the election."
This was pretty damn specific. Taxes. He was talking about taxes. You talk about context and then you say this...
"Obama used the works "I won." to tell republicans to shut up and to tell them that they no longer had a voice in anything.
GTFOOT! This is why I keep on saying I'm done. I am guilty of getting sucked back in, but I hate the one sided party rhetoric and THIS is exactly what is ruining our country. Lies and misinformation. It happens on both sides and guess what, I call all the liberals out on it ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Today, one of my FB friend posted a screenshot of Michelle Obama and Melania Trump and it says, "Look a room with a degree from Yale and Harvard, and both belong to Michelle". I called him out on that because it is bull****, and partisan and has no bearing on anything.
I am sick of partisan politics. I absolutely lean left, but I listen to both sides and I care more about this country than "Winning". I know someone is going to quote this (but maybe not now I said this, but maybe now cause I said I said this...) and defend more...because that is exactly what is wrong. Making sure you are "wrong". Continual defense to justify past behavior. It's like a marriage where the spouse cheats but has to blame it on you. Even if you suck, there is no justification for it. Just like the "We won". Hell, if Obama meant it in a We Win You Lose mentality (which maybe he did, I don't ****ing know just like you don't ****ing know or anyone ****ing knows) I'd disagree with it.
For realsies this time: I'm out