So now, House Republicans are threatening to derail last year's budget/debt control deal?And, Obama's response? "OOoh, that could cause a shutdown." Duh, that is kind of what they want, isn't it?
That said, the House GOP leadership may not want such a battle, even if rank and file members do. But, the clueless sincerity, or whatever, with which he approaches this issue boggles the mind. This was an immediate opening to pre-empt the political attack angle and he blew it.