"I Won": His Will Be Done.
Now, it is not odd to hear a politician speak in the first person. It's even less odd to hear a president speak in the first person. And, it makes me good to see my president growing a backbone. What betrays all of his talk of "we", though, is when our president speaks of Democratic wins in November in the first person as if they were all his own when his party's leadership is literally seated. right. next. to. him:
At one point in Friday's meeting in the White House's Roosevelt Room, GOP Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona objected to a proposal to increase benefits for low-income workers who do not owe federal income taxes.
Obama replied in a friendly but firm way that an election had been held in November, "and I won. I will trump you on that," according to several people briefed by participants who took notes.
Again, I'm glad Obama shut Kyl down at the get-go. Really, I appreciate it, especially since Kyl was trying to steamroll low-income workers. But, weren't we supposed to have won in November, too? Weren't we the ones that we've been waiting for? Furthermore, isn't it a bit more than ironic that the thing on which he puts his foot down is the thing he's already given so much away to the Republicans? It's yet more Village Kabuki, so, maybe I really don't appreciate it, at all.
This wouldn't even be worth mentioning if this were most other politicians. And, most of us, here, has known that his run was always about "all Obama, all the time", so, I'd hate for progressives and liberals to be surprised by the tone.
But, this is a reminder to those progressives that were fooled: He won, and His will be done. You can only pray and hope, like the religious do to their respective gods and godesses, that his will be your own.
So, let you all hope then, that, "L'État, c'est moi" is actually closer to "L'Etat c'est nous" (is it "nous" or "nos"?). Hell, I'd even be down with an Imperial "We".