Obama Suddenly In A Negotiating Mood …
UPDATE: Don’t be alarmed, just another head fake …
Last week Obama was unwilling to negotiate on the two key issues in the current government pre-shutdown debacle: Obamacare and the debt ceiling. Things seem to have changed quite quickly, now that the government shutdown is just 11 hours away. Most of the Obama talking points are still skirting the truth. What did you expect.
Our debt cannot default, money, more than enough to pay for the intertest on the debt, is still coing into Washington. A government default does not mean you can skip paying taxes.
- OBAMA SAYS EVERYONE MUST SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE IN GOOD FAITH, CAN’T HAVE TALKS UNDER RISK OF POTENTIAL U.S. DEBT DEFAULT
- OBAMA SAYS HE IS NOT RESIGNED TO A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN TAKING PLACE
- OBAMA SAYS U.S. DOLLAR IS RESERVE CURRENCY OF THE WORLD, “WE DON’T MESS WITH THAT”
- OBAMA SAYS EXPECTS TO SPEAK TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
In other words, Obama blinked (for the n-th time in what has not been a good year for presidential leverage). It took a rather uncharactersitically stubborn Republican Party to get “diplomacy” going…
This morning on the Morning Joe program, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward called Obama out for not leading during the budget battle.
The American economy is at stake… The history books will say we had an economic calamity in the presidency of Barack Obama… The president has got to lead
Maybe the 43% Obama job approval rating means something after all.