A bizarre drama is unfolding on Capitol Hill. President Obama and GOP Speaker John Boehner were reportedly close to a budget deal, but was forced to scuttle the deal when his Tea Party-dominated House delegation revolted.
So what happens next? It really depends on Boehner. If he really cares about what’s best for the country, he’ll cut a deal with President Obama. Even if Boehner can’t get most of his GOP members to agree, he can pass a budget deal – by working together (for a change) with the House Democrats.
Word on the street is that Boehner is worried that he’ll lose his speakership if he cuts a deal with Obama.
So will Speaker Boehner lead or leave? We’ll find out shortly.
— Gautam Dutta