The GOP is in serious trouble on Medicare and other spending cuts. They can only extricate their members by pulling the Democrats into the awful muddle they’ve created.
Who blinks first in the standoff? Can there be any doubt? Obama of course.
I say that not only because Obama has a notorious history of surrendering during negotiations. But also because the Payoff Money is backing the Republicans on safety net spending cuts and Obama is in a Payoff Money race with the GOP.