He isn't lying. He will talk, he is good at that. He never said he would give anything.
If the repubs "take him at his word" and give up, they will cry like babies when the get nothing in return, as what usually happens.
The repubs are so afraid of loosing their elected gravy train they will do anything not to appear mean spirited. This time, I believe there will be such a backlash from the true conservatives and Tea Party voters, if they capitulate, it may mark the end of the republican party. We can only hope!
I think Boehner ought to put that clip of Obama taking his 'victory lap' on continuous loop in the GOP Congressional Lounge, (after Obama beat him in the 'Fiscal Cliff' negotiation).