Two noteworthy lines from former NEC director Gene Sperling at his recent Monitor breakfast.
On the ACA.
"I find it unusual that the president goes out of his way ... to have a smoother transition to new policies with less disruption for small businesses and Republicans are complaining."
Yeah, why are they complaining?
On the differences between serving in the Clinton administration and the Obama administration.
"In the Clinton administration, what was often most difficult was having [to deal with] a unified and strong opposition.... This time around, you learn the challenges of having a divided opposition…."
The latter might seem like it would be easier but if you think about it, it's really not.