White House regrets too much bi-partisanship

In an article titled, “Hardened Obama plans new fights,” Politico reports that Obama’s chief of staff had this take-away lesson from the battle over the stimulus bill: When it comes to bi-partisanship, the White House tried too hard.

But Emanuel said that they recognized they had overdone their initial outreach to Republicans and had offered “a sharp message for the last week.”

Really? “I won” was too bi-partisan?