Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was characteristically vivid in describing the meeting that he and other Senate Republicans had last week with President Obama. "He's smothering us with the milk of human kindness and hoping it doesn't curdle," Roberts said. The Kansan also said that Republicans "tried to stress that it's extremely helpful for the president to weigh in on some of these big-time issues. We have to have him if we're going to get anything done." After Obama's previous visit to the Senate GOP caucus in 2010, Roberts famously told reporters that the president needed "to take a Valium" and had some "pretty thin-skinned" moments.