In Bob Woodward's book, "Price of Politics", he writes:<quoted text>
Thank you Rush Limbaugh. My God, are all you right whiners dittogeads?
"Democrats complained of being out of the loop, not knowing where the White House stood on major points. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, is described as having a 'growing feeling of incredulity' as negotiations meandered.
"'The administration didn't seem to have a strategy. It was unbelievable. There didn't seem to be any core principles.'"