I have always had doubts about Boehner's ability to lead. And now it would appear those doubts have been well founded. If Boehner had been leading, he would have been educating and persuading his caucus. But it appears that a substantial number of his caucus (Republican) are still as ignorant and just as intransient as they were the day they took office. House Republicans seem to be locked into a mode of thinking and immune to rational thought - only following the daily nonsense fed to them by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and company. It is time for Boehner to muster what leadership skills he may have, dust off his genetalia, and take a stand for the nation and actually lead Republicans in the House. For too long he has been complaining, the votes are not there. Well get them. That is why you get the big office and the title "leader". A good number of Republicans still believe that failing to pass an increase in the debt ceiling will not cause the nation, for the first time in our history, to default on our public debt/obligations. We still have the likes of Bachmann telling the devoted koolaid drinkers that the nation can still pay its bills without raising the debt limit. Perhaps she is a follower of the "Austrian new math". Unfortunately that kind of math only exists in right wing ideology and in the minds of those who follow Fox News and the likes of limbaugh, beck, and levin. At this point, I think Obama should just say he is fine with either the Gang of Six bipartisan solution or the McConnell Plan B proposal and leave it in Boehner's lap. It is time to tell Boehner and his merry band of Republicans that it's their responsiblity to pass the increase in the debt ceiling and it is their job to pass a budget bill. Perhaps Obama needs to tell the House Republicans to pull out that pocket Constitution and read it. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Where does it say the POTUS is responsible for passing legislation in the House? Oh that is right, it doesn't. If the nation defaults, it is Boehner and his Republican/Tea Party compadres who took us there. Not only are Republicans responsible for creating this debt and this spending, if they take us into default, they would be responsibe for the greatest of fiscal irresponsibilty, not paying the nation's bills. When granny doesn't get her Social Security check on the 3rd, let's see what Mr. Boehner and his merry band of Republicans/Tea Partiers have to say then. No doubt they will try to blame as much of it on Obama as possible and that will play well with the koolaid drinkers. But I don't think that will play quite as well with the independents. So to Obama and the Democrats, I say you guys have done your job, it's time to walk away. You guys tried to help him out and do the right thing for the nation. Put the monkey back in Boehner's lap. If Boehner and his merry band of Republicans take us into default by failing to raise the debt ceiling, so be it. They have a lot of good tape with Republicans telling people that not paying the nation's bills is no big deal and is a "scare tactic". Unfortunately, a lot of good people will get hurt in a default. But as the consequences of default start rolling in, let's see how well Boehner and his merry band of Republicans can take the heat.