The PJ Tatler

'Spread the sacrifice'?

A little line from Tuesday’s White House press briefing with Jay Carney. The question is in regards to the president’s debt ceiling “summit”:

Q    Are you going to meet with these other folks that are actually wanting to be in the process?
MR. CARNEY:  We may or may not.  And we may or may not read out those meetings.  The point is, is that the meeting the President announced today is part of this process.  It demonstrates his commitment to reaching to try to get something big that he thinks the American people overwhelmingly expect us to get.  You know this, you get out there and report and you find out when you’re on the road reporting on the country, and you look at it and the polling data and the focus groups — Americans are not, like, I demand this — you know, I draw the red line here and I draw this in the sand.

They just want us to get something done that’s sensible, that spreads the sacrifice and spreads the prosperity that hopefully a significant deal will help produce.  So with that in mind, I think the President is willing to make the hard choices, and he expects others to do the same.

Emphasis added. Because it sounds so familiar.

(h/t Roaring Republican)