Obama Gets Partisan
As partisan as he's able, anyway. Politico has video of POTUS rallying House Democrats in support of the stimulus package, and it's fun to watch if you've been waiting for Obama to take the gloves off. Some choice quotes:
"When you start hearing arguments, on the cable chatter, just understand a couple of things," he said. "No. 1, when they say, 'Well, why are we spending $800 billion [when] we've got this huge deficit?' — first of all, I found this deficit when I showed up, No. 1."
"I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office."
"What do you think a stimulus is?" Obama asked incredulously. "It’s spending — that's the whole point! Seriously."More below, from CNN: