And the future should be defined as “the day after the debt-limit increase goes into effect.”
(Republicans till last summer only agreed to debt-limit extensions lasting up to six months).
After the debt-limit fight of late July, the jobs message will also overtake the media narrative.
Democrats will get the debt-limit increase through 2013, which they had pushed during the entire debate.
They should have done it—and some did—last year during the debt-limit hostage-taking.
The debt-limit increase is not something that Congress “gives” President Obama.
We are going to decide what it is we can accomplish out of this debt-limit fight.
What mattered was that a shutdown is comparatively easy for the public to grasp, while the debt-limit topic is confusing.
But today, all Obama can talk about are “clean” CRs and “clean” debt-limit increases.
Obama is a big hypocrite because he voted against a debt-limit increase while Bush was president.