* I’ve repeatedly noted here that the pressure is on Obama to pull off a decisive win tomorrow, because if there’s no clear victor — and the public perceives the summit as more Beltway white noise — Republicans will walk away satisfied. But a senior Dem aide emails a counter-argument, saying Republicans have already blown the politics of this:After receiving the invitation from the President, Minority Leader Boehner and Minority Whip Cantor sent a letter detailing their pre-conditions for attendance. Some Republicans have insulted the Summit by calling it a set-up or a taxpayer-funded infomercial. Now we learn they have spent several weeks organizing a rapid response operation. The RNC is putting out real-time fact checks. They have a Truth Squad. On something as simple as getting together for a bi-partisan Summit, they have tried to turn it into a hyper-partisan event.
Republicans have already failed to match the President’s class, conduct, poise, and bi-partisanship.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I have no idea if that "Senate Aide" knows what he's talking about or not, but I will say that if the Democrats are going into the summit tomorrow thinking they are going to win by being more classy, I am going to have to lock up all the sharp objects in my place and dangerous weapons..........FROM MYSELF!