‘He said he will not negotiate on the debt ceiling — a reasonable position, ‘I will not be blackmailed.’ But he should be talking, they should be meeting and they should be discussing this because as I think Steve Rattner showed earlier, the America economy is at stake and the president, if there is a downturn or a collapse or whatever could happen here that’s bad it’s going to be on his head.
The history books are going to say, ‘We have an economic calamity in the presidency of Barack Obama. Speaker Boehner is indeed playing a role on this. Go back to the Great Depression in the 1930s, I’ll bet no one can name who was Speaker of the House at the time — Henry Thomas Rainey. He’s not in the history books. It’s on the president’s head. He’s got to lead, he’s got to talk. And the absence of discussion here I think is a baffling element.’
– Bob Woodward, Morning Joe, 30 September 2013
‘...And learn to never, ever threaten the full faith and credit of the United States.’
- Barack Obama, 30 September 2013
LIKE YOU AND EVERY OTHER SENATE DEMOCRAT DID IN 2006?