Thus, it is another day closer to the United States' possible default and another threat (or bluff) from the President that was simply and utterly ignored. More, it wasn't just Republicans who did not bother with Mr. Obama's deadline, but Democrats as well.
The lack of leadership that is evident from this is staggering. The President set an arbitrary date for the deal to get done, clearly not knowing or not understanding that the two sides are far apart and that he has no authority to set such a deadline.
Further, Mr. Obama declared Sunday's deadline but did not offer any constructive advice or help. He simply demanded an agreement without any proposals of his own what-so-ever. Once again, he failed to do anything.
However, during the weekend he did have time to tweet about women's soccer and take a clearly staged photo:
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