Negotiating with people that refuse to do their job and holding the country hostage gains you nothing but encouraging them to do the same again over and over and over.<quoted text>
He could have negotiated as is in his job description. He could have been a leader a long time ago and it wouldn't have gotten to this point. He could still be a leader and resolve this permanently. But he won't. Because he's not a leader. He's a professional candidate. A pitch man.
They have the votes in congress now to pass a clean spending bill with no partisan strings attached.
A minority in the house are manufacturing this artificial crisis, it is all on them, and no one else.