What did Barack Obama tell one complaining Republican senator who lodged complaints about the econonomic proposal during a visit to the White House with other congressional leaders to discuss the stimulus package?
"I won," Obama reminded Sen. John Kyl of Arizona.
Yes, he did won -- and by a popular vote margin twice that of either of George W. Bush's wins. After both victories, "43" and his cronies made clear that their second-place finish and, later, narrow re-election, deprived them of no political capital.
Sen. Kyl seems to have forgotten that.