Absurd. That's the only thing that describes it.
We have a president whose administration likens his American political enemies to suicide bombing terrorists, yet is in negotiation with the Taliban to retreat from the country where 9/11 was launched (including allowing Pakistan to release their Number Two leader) and has just now announced a phone call with the 'president' of one of the biggest state sponsors of terror on earth.
And he does it with conviction--it's pretty obvious that he sees the Tea Party as a bigger enemy than Iran or even AQ, who he's actually helping in Syria and helped in Libya. And what was the leader of the free world's solution to the horrific onslaught at a Jewish-owned mall in Nairobi where Americans were injured? He will provde "whatever law enforcement support that is necessary". As if that's working out so well to solve the Benghazi attack. The same guy hasn't 'dismantled' the terrorists in Syria who ate a man's organs.
But the Republicans are just as disgraceful, withering like deflated clowns amongst the perceived pressure of how a government shutdown might be spun by the baby bird mainstream media, half of whom are waiting for their security clearances to join the administration. The House is majority GOP, that's leverage. Use it without fear. Do what Tip O'Neil would do and go on the offensive--the debt ceiling has to stand for something, so get out there and make the point and don't let the dissembler define you. Or, do nothing and look like bigger morons.
Glad it's Friday.