There isn’t much more you can do short of getting down on your knees and giving J. Boehner a BJ, which would be terribly unseemly on several levels, the metaphoric one you’re approaching, just so you know.

Time to man up, as someone maybe even the kids say. Whip out the ol’ veto pen if you don’t get the people who fucked up the place in the first place to cough up.

And then run on it. It really is that simple. Forget trying to do the right thing because you’re negotiating with people who have less to lose than you care about where doing the right thing is concerned.

It’s about time I see the inner basketball player, and I think it’s a political winner. You’re showing signs judging from today’s presser…my advice would be to keep it up.