Thus spoke John Boehner:
[T]he issue now is will the president engage with the Senate Democrats and bring them to the table so we can resolve this and give to the president what he has asked us to give him: a one-year extension of these expiring programs.
Oh we get it. Speaker Boehner and pals were trying to be helpful.
Ah, screw it. When one is contemplating contemporary GOP politics, ridicule remedies nothing and reason is futile. Excepting maybe Sen. Scott Brown, who's been terrified into reasonableness, all the usual partisan, pseudoconservative yahoos will line up before the cable cameras and yap away with identically insufferable propaganda; see above.
Their dishonor is bottomless, their shame nonexistent, and their arrogance awesome. That much is known; hell, how couldn't it be, since they flaunt each like a tinhorn dictator does his unearned medals. So all reasonable eyes shift to the president and Harry Reid, urging, Hang tough.