Could it be these "extortionists" are just Obama's enemies who represent half of the country this president wishes to simply ignore, demonize and dismiss?<quoted text>
I agree, it took Obama far too long to take a stand against the extortionist tactics of the Republicans in Congress. I hope to see more of the same kind of backbone in the future.
Google "Republicans to blame for shutdown" and see how many hits you get. Read it and weep: The GOP is more unpopular than Obamacare!!
Clinton compromised and negotiated with Republicans. Same with Reagan and both Bushes compromising and negotiating with Democrats.
In fact, every president has done that as far back as I can remember.
So what's wrong with this one besides being too cool for school?