“I’m the President of the United States; my words carry weight.”
According to a report in The Hill newspaper in late June, the tough-minded, experienced, and blunt Democratic Representative Henry Waxman of California told Obama in a White House meeting that he’d asked several Republicans about their meeting with him the day before, and, “To a person, they said the President’s going to cave.” Then the congressman said to the President of the United States, “And if you’re going to cave, tell us right now.” The President was reported to have been displeased, and responded, “I’m the President of the United States; my words carry weight.”
Yeah, especially when you tell old people to go die when you advocate raising Medicare eligibility to 67 and cutting back on Social Security -- after bailing out the banksters with $14 trillion, no strings attached, no questions asked.
Have I mentioned lately what an asshole Obama is?
NOTE Of course, Waxman, "tough" though he may be, is wrong: Obama's not "caving"; it's the classic category error. He's maneuvering forcefully and doing what he believes in: Shortening the life expectancy of the American people (and slashing wages by 30%, which explains his DISemployment policies).