The World Didn’t End, But It Got Colder For Republicans
I think it is obvious that this is exactly what Obama has been doing. He has no intention of presenting a coherent fiscal plan, and will not be forced to do so as long as the Republicans play his game of back-room negotiations and dueling press conferences. The only way the Republicans can call Obama’s bluff is by bringing the budget into the light of day, by passing a fiscal plan in the House that Republicans can stand behind. Boehner was right to proceed in this direction, and it is unfortunate–I hope it will not prove to be tragic–that his own caucus was not willing to follow.