Every once and awhile, my brother and mom and I will play a game, “who said this?”  It usually entails my brother emailing us a quote, then my Mom guessing, and by the time I get a chance to read the emails, she’s guessed correctly and everyone has moved on with their lives.

Today was the same, but I thought I’d share the game with all of you.

I mean, the fact of the matter is, is the president has been on his 60-day tour, and everywhere he goes the numbers just get worse. The American people have essentially voted on this proposal and really what you have is a situation now where I think that the president and the Congress are going to need to figure out a way to save face and — and step back a little bit. And if — if they let go of their egos — listen, I’ve been on the other side of this where — particularly with my wife. (laughter) Where I’ve gotten in an argument and then at some point in the argument it dawns on me, you know what, I’m wrong on this one and it’s — it’s — it’s irritating, it’s frustrating. You don’t want to admit it, and so to the extent that we can provide the president with a graceful mechanism to — to say we’re sorry, Dear, then I think that would be — that would be helpful.

My mom nailed it, while I fell into the obvious trap of thinking it was a recent quote about our current president and the mess he’s gotten us into as a country.

Nope, Mom was right.  Those words came from Senator Barack Obama, in 2005, criticizing President Bush’s attempt to privatize social security.

Will he listen to himself?

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