You're right. They are terrorists and we should just sit back and wait for them to come to their senses on their own. Obama should just wait until this process is a little easier to deal with. Why should they be held accountable for their irresponsible actions? It's not like he holds the office where one of his predecessors said "the buck stops here".<quoted text>What is it that you want him to "compromise" on? Is it the ACA (Obamacare) that the teapublicans demand be defunded? That's why they shut down the government. Well, that's what they said. That's not going to happen. Compromising does NOT mean doing what the terrorists demand. The 42 votes they took to defund/repeal ACA should have tipped them off. Obama is dealing with people who shut down the government and then wonder why memorials, parks and various agencies are closed! I don't see how you compromise with people like that.
The debt ceiling was increased 18 times under Reagan, 19 under Bush. It's typical to raise it. Raiding it is not the end of the world!(Sublime should know- for example- that act alone will NOT feed hungry children. He needn't worry.) I don't know if it's ever not been raised. I don't want to find out what happens if it's not raised and we default on debt and lose our place in the world. I do know that Obama is dealing with people who probably don't care what happens to you or me.
I am appalled by what my elected party leaders are doing. However, I realize that since they are still getting their paychecks, there is nothing to stop them from standing on ideology, to the detriment of the country. The Dems might as well do the same thing.