Yesterday at President Obama's news conference any questions about why this kind of nonsense persists were put to rest...these folks are not the brightest bulbs. CNN's White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin asked this question.
...couldn’t you just have them down here and refuse to let them leave the room until you have a deal?Seriously. This question was asked at news conference with the President of the United States.
Perhaps she was busy and missed Speaker Boehner's remarks earlier in the day (even though they've been saying this for weeks).
The discussion about revenue, in my view, is over.The only reason to talk about a deal would be to discuss whether the "cuts only" sequester would be balanced with some revenue. And the Speaker of the House had just affirmed that discussion was over.
The only question remaining for Ms. Yellin (and all the rest of these pearl clutchers) is whether or not she has a basic understanding of how our government works. President Obama graciously explained it to her.
I mean, Jessica, I am not a dictator. I’m the President. So, ultimately, if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say, we need to go to catch a plane, I can't have Secret Service block the doorway, right?Geez...do these people really need a Sesame Street primer?