"We just have a difference here, and I’m president,” said Obama after his first meeting with the Republican leadership on the stimulus package.

Rahm Emanuel said Obama was being lighthearted in his comment and that lawmakers of both parties had laughed.

But on the inside Republicans weren’t laughing. After crushing defeats in two election cycles it will be almost impossible to get a conservative agenda through on any level. They are at very low numbers and hanging on by a thread in the Senate. With all the respect I can muster, I understand the situation but Republicans cannot continue to.to....listen to Rush !.:D