Well it’s not a lot but it is something. Obama has knocked back the Republican proposals for ending the supposed government shut down which at least shows there actually had been some proposals. This is from Politico:
There is no agreement, Boehner said in a room in the Capitol Saturday, and there are no negotiations between House Republicans and the White House, since Obama rejected the speaker’s effort to lift the debt ceiling for six weeks and reopen government while setting up a budget negotiating process.
The Obama position is that there is nothing to negotiate. There is nothing to negotiate about debt, deficits, spending, the abusive use of the IRS, the domestic spying program, the stonewalling on Benghazi, the Obama-initiated wars and drone attacks, and on it goes. There is nothing that needs to be said to the Republicans because there is no need for compromise of any kind on any issue.
So now a crisis has been reached and it is not just who’s going to blink as if it’s nothing but a test of wills but how will the US be governed and its economy managed. Obama at best is a gross incompetent, and that’s the best alternative. I can only hope the Republicans hold the line and do not relent.