Ultimately, the challenges of the 21st century can’t be met without collective action. Agreement will almost never be easy, and results won’t always come quickly. But I am committed to respecting different points of view, and to forging a consensus instead of dictating our terms.
BARACK OBAMA, press conference, Apr. 2, 2009
“But in a pinch, dictating will do fine. And I gotta tell ya, I’m feeling pretty pinchy.”