Video Of The Day: Shutdown Edition

As I type this President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Speaker Boehner, and Majority Leader Reid are meeting at the White House. One wonders if it might not end up going like this:

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About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. FireWolf says:

    A Wag the Dog moment if I ever saw 😉

  2. Jay Tea says:

    Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.

    In the video, they’re fighting over extending the Continuing Resolution through January XX, and now we have a CR that’s expiring on April 8 — a full fiscal quarter longer.

    In the video, the president had accepted a 1% cut in spending, while currently they’re fighting over far, far less.

    In the video, the president is taking an active role in the negotiations, while our president calls the meetings to the White House and then skips out to do campaigning and take vacations.

    Can we trade in Obama for Martin Sheen?

    Hell, can we trade Obama in for Charlie Sheen?