It’s obvious that the GOP is willing to hold a gun to Lady Liberty’s head in order to subvert the democratic process, but there was at least some question as to whether or not they’d actually be able to pull the trigger. Now there is no doubt. The GOP is willing to tank our economy if the Democrats don’t agree to scrap a law that passed fair and square. Man, if we can hold the government (and America, and her citizens) hostage, what’s the point of voting things into law in the first place?
Anyway, John Boehner is still lying his ass off about our circumstances:
“I told the president, there’s no way we’re going to pass one. The votes are not in the House to pass a clean debt limit,” Boehner said. “And the President is risking default by not having a conversation with us.”
If there aren’t enough votes in the House to pass a clean debt limit then why won’t Boehner allow that vote to take place? This is like a toddler standing in front of a closed closet door and telling their older brother “Your Playstation 3 isn’t in this closet.”
“Can I open the door and confirm that you’re correct?”
And as for trying to pin the responsibility for this on Obama, the President did converse with the GOP about the Affordable Care Act. He compromised on it when he didn’t have to. Then it passed into law in accordance with how our government is run. You don’t get to force additional conversation (or action, which is what they really want) because you’re slowly torturing America and her citizens and counting on the Democrats to care more than you.
It’s not the President’s fault that the GOP won’t do it’s job and fund the government unless their opponents make unrelated concessions based not upon the merits of the decision, but just because they don’t want to let the GOP tank the economy. Jesus Christ these people are evil.