Obama says no deal on debt if Republicans don't budge … and when's the last time you tried to get an elephant to move?

Football coaches for decades have had a “my way or the highway” attitude.
Barack Obama apparently sees the Republicans as a bunch of knuckleheads in helmets when it comes to the impasse on raising the government’s debit limit.
The president declared today that there would be no deal if Republicans won’t compromise, and he said he would not sign a short-term extension — raising the stakes on volatile negotiations with the clock ticking toward an Aug. 2 deadline.
This squabble is so blind to compromise right now that the Democrats and the Republicans are fighting by Braille.
“I don’t see a path to a deal if they don’t budge. Period,” Obama said of the GOP’s three-point stance on taxes.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner countered that tax increases are a nonstarter: “The American people will not accept – and the House cannot pass – a bill that raises taxes on job creators.”
Obama claims that a failure to reach agreement could create another recession and throw millions of Americans out of work.
That, of course, would be scarier than being awakened by a gorilla. And would run down the economy like a $2 alarm clock.

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