Is it just me, or does the Obama presidency seem like one long, tiresome lecture? He's telling the GOP that getting their way "is not how it works". Well, I clearly remember BO telling Republicans "I won" and "elections have consequences".
What a dung heap this administration has become! Obama didn't mind ramming his way or the highway down the Republicans' throats before the election of 2010. He's telling Congress that they must reach a compromise (i.e., Republicans must cave) so we can avoid a government shutdown. We wouldn't be in this mess if the Congressional Democrats had done their job and passed a budget for 2011. I hope Republicans hang tough; if they give an inch, Obama will take a mile.
Meanwhile, the Dems trot out their shopworn scare tactics: Republicans are out to starve old people and children and deny seniors needed medical care, and on and on ad nauseam. These served the Dems well in the past, but like the boy who cried "wolf", fewer people will be fooled this time around.