Earlier this week, President Obama told the Republicans that they can get out of the death spiral they've willingly thrown themselves into.
Said death spiral being the government shutdown and the looming specter of a debt default, which could cripple the entire world's economy when it least needs the hit.
Well, Boehner and the House GOP have made their offer: A six-week extension of the debt limit, followed by negotiations over budget issues. In the meantime, however, the government stays shuttered.
Senate Majority Leader Reid hurled it back in their faces. He and the President insist that the government be reopened along with the hike in the debt limit. Even if it's only for six weeks.
The Senate takes up a long-term (One Year) hike in the limit, while the Senate GOP are considering Another Bad Idea: Senator Susan Collins' lunatic attempt to emasculate the Affordable Care Act by eliminating the medical device tax, which funds the law.
A growing number of polls indicate that the Republican Party is swiftly becoming less popular than late-stage syphilis (although they're still more popular than Ebola). This has presented the Democrats with the possibility of regaining control of the House of Reprehensibles in 2014, and may finally destroy the GOP.
The rank and file of the two GOP caucuses are Stupid to allow themselves to be marched in lockstep to their dooms, led as they are by imbeciles like Boehner, Cantor, Ryan, Rafael Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul. If the Republicans lose control of the Congress and the White House in 2014 and 2016, they have only themselves to blame