Ok, the President Can’t Cave if There is No One to Cave To
Coming up is a battle over raising the debt ceiling. Republicans are willing to let the nation default and let the
U. S. and world economic capital markets freeze
up just to impose their minority will on the United States. The President has two choices, one is to let
them do that and the second is to give in to their demands. Based on history the President can’t wait to
But John Boehner might not give him the opportunity to cave. Mr. Boehner has apparently said he will not negotiate.
January 02, 2013
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) "is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: he's telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama," The Hill reports.
"During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit. Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference."
Instead, he'll try to "pass bills through the House that can then be adopted, amended or reconciled by the Senate."
This is great news for anyone holding out the hope that the President will stand firm and not negotiate over the debt ceiling like he said he wouldn’t. As for Mr. Boehner, what a dumbass, the kind that throws in a wining hand.
Of course, for Mr. Boehner not negotiating may be the only way he can keep his job as Speaker. And everyone knows that is probably all he really cares about.