Bob Woodward appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning with some strong words for the President. Making a distinction without a difference, he called Obama’s no negotiations stance reasonable, but then argued that he should sit down and talk to them. He continued to argue that if there is a downturn or collapse in the economy it will be on his (the President’s) head. History remembers the president – not the Speaker of the House.
I’m not sure I agree with his assessment though, because libs write all the history books, now. And to Obama’s many cultists – he can do no wrong – ever.
“Can I enter in here just for a moment because I think it’s a good question”, Woodward began. “And there is something the president could be doing. He said he will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. A reasonable position. ‘I will not be blackmailed’ he said. But he should be talking. They should be meeting, discussing this, because as I think Steve Ratner showed earlier, the American economy is at stake and the president, if there is a downturn or a collapse or whatever could happen here that’s bad, it’s going to be on his head. The history books are going to say, we had an economic calamity in the Presidency of Barack Obama. Speaker Boehner, indeed, is playing a role on this. Go back to the Great Depression in the 1930s. I’ll bet no one can name who was the speaker of the House at the time. Henry Thomas Rainey. He’s not in the history book it’s on the President’s head. He’s got to lead. He’s got to talk. And the absence of discussion here, I think, is baffling element.”