The only think Obama will accept is total capitulation — I hope Republicans won’t cave, because in the meantime Obama’s approval is going down too — 37% is nothing to write home about.
It's tough to try to negotiate a deal to avert a disaster when one side of the negotiating wishes to precipitate a disaster.
Neville Chamberlain learned this much to his dismay.
In this case, however, there will not be a disaster if Obama refuses to negotiate a budget deal.
What will result is a massive amount of very hard and competent work for the President to prioritize spending to balance the budget.
Making the current President work hard and act competently at very difficult tasks really puts him, as Alinsky would say, out of his range of experience and at a big disadvantage.
As Chief Executive, he will have to make hard choices and piss people off.
Once he stops being able to be Mr Everything to Everyone and disguise and paper over our countries fiscal and economic problems by spending other people's borrowed money , he will crash and burn.
So will the rest of the Democrats.
That is why they are all in such a panic.
Sooner or later even the brain dead leadership in the Democratic Party is going to start worrying if the president’s poll numbers start going down and the generic congressional polling shows them doing poorly for next year’s election. Yeah, that NBC/WSJ poll might have the MSM wetting their pants and jumping for joy, but the people who run the Democratic Party know that in the long term this will hurt them if the shutdown continues to linger on and the president keeps saying no to any compromise.