◼ President Obama effectively caved into Republican demands Tuesday when he said he’d be open to short term increase in the debt ceiling and a brief extension of funding for the federal government. - Keith Koffler/White House Dossier
Obama, who spoke today during a hastily called White House news conference, even tied the length of the extensions to negotiations demanded by Republicans.
“If they can’t do it for a long time, do it for the period of time in which these negotiations are taking place,” he said....
Republicans stood firm. Even Boehner. They can now reap their reward.