Oh, can you imagine the snickers in the Republican house chambers? Crowing about how they got President Obama to meet with them, he reached out they chuckle, and we got our picture taken with them.
They high-five each other as they declare, 'we stuck to our core beliefs' not one of us crossed over and voted to help the average American. An aide slips the Barack The Magic Negro disc into the cd player.
Well, calm down my fellow Americans, their victory and their elation is short-lived because President Obama has many things to learn as President, as every new President does, but he has shown the ability to learn from a mistake, or learn from an experience in this case.
Remember the cold of New Hampshire just over a year ago? On Sunday, the polls had Obama winning by 10 so the Obama team slowly exited stage right - they didn't fight to the end, they put it on cruise control and got a nasty wake-up call.
Did President Obama and his team panic? Did they blame others? No, they learned, re-evaluated and moved on.
Now, for all the joy in bigot-ville, imagine the next time the Republican delegation from the House wants to talk with President Obama, imagine the next time they wave the flag of bi-partisanship.
Do you think they'll get an audience? No.
Because all they proved, even to our own feeble House leadership I hope, is that when you have the majority and the majority votes, you win. We win.