The entire purpose of President Obama refusing to negotiate with the hostage takers, is to deter them from coming back and forcing new negotiations every time it's time to raise the debt ceiling. If you show your weakness AGAIN, like you did in 2011, it will be a 100% certainty that the Tea Party economic terrorists will be back over and over again, until the Oligarchs have complete control of the government and every bit of their Tea Party 3rd world agenda is implemented. And if you do it again, they will never ever believe a Democratic president's stance on not negotiating over the debt ceiling, and it will assure the world that at some point in the future, we WILL default on our debt. It will be the end of our majority rule democracy.
That's why my heart sank when I read this tweet:
Joy ReidBelow are some quotes from Sean Sullivan's Washington Post article.
Why John Boehner might have no choice but ‘unconditional surrender’ http://www.washingtonpost.com/... …
The biggest takeaway from President Obama’s Tuesday press conference was confirmation that he would sit down and negotiate with Republicans if they passed short-term “clean” bills to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
“If they can’t do it for a long time, do it for the period of time in which these negotiations are taking place,” Obama said at the White House.
If Boehner were to agree to a very short-term — say, six to eight weeks — debt ceiling extension and government funding bill, he could sell it to his conference as a chance to get Democrats to the negotiating table on health-care and spending. And in short order, Republicans would have some leverage once again, as yet another shutdown would be triggered without a deal and the risk of default would be resurrected without another debt ceiling increase.Is the plan, pass a short term debt ceiling, we'll declare victory, then we'll negotiate for you to pass another debt ceiling? This is going to deter the Tea Baggers from coming back over and over to squeeze another pound of flesh from America every time the debt ceiling needs to be raised? Really?
I thought President Obama looked very tired at yesterdays press conference. So was this short term proposal a mistake, or does the WH actually continue to believe that if they just give the hostage takers a little of what they want, and all we ask for is for them to release the hostages for a little while, they'll never take hostages again?
Obamacare will be gone, Social Security will be gone, Medicare will be gone, Science, Education, Regulations... It won't happen over night, but piece by piece at every CR fight and every debt ceiling fight, the tyranny of the leaders of the minority will be felt through the cowardice of the leaders of the majority.