Sure, Obama is willing to talk with, and listen to, members of the GOP — and solicit their views.
But it's nice to know that he's no pushover:
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.
Countdown to right-wing whining that Obama isn't being "bi-partisan" enough by virtue of the fact that he's not caving in to their demands. 10, 9, 8, 7….
UPDATE: Wow, that was quick.
UPDATE: Of course, Obama has said this about himself…