"I've got balls. No, really, I do. I keep 'em right here in my pocket where I can take 'em out and look at 'em every now and then."
President Barack Obama and congressional Democratic leaders enter the final stretch of the legislative year prepared to play hardball: They refuse to budge on the looming defense cuts and expiring Bush-era tax cuts.The Democratic hard line — asserted by Obama at a private Oval Office meeting with senior party leaders last week — is based squarely on the belief that Republicans will cave on taxes because the GOP has far less leverage than it did after its resounding success in the 2010 elections.
The Boneless Chicken Ranch: Where GOP leadership is raised.