You take your level headed logic and reason right out of here. This is no place for sound thinking.
Really though, with Democrats in charge of the Seante and the White House, I’m not sure what people expected. The concession from Obama to give up on the $250k limit and increase it to $400k was a direct violation of one of his campaign promises to be used against him, and the GOP will have more leverage when the debt ceiling legislation comes aorund. This is far from over.
How many promises did he break in his first term, and what did it matter? It matters even less now that he’s a lame duck.