Obama took the unusual step of going into the briefing room to bash the GOP as hot potato of a continuing resolution was tossed back into the House of Representatives after the Senate rejected the House's fall-back resolution. Everyone is hoping that both houses will agree on measures to fund the government past midnight, when the current fiscal year expires, however both the Senate and the President refuse to negotiate.
In fact according to sources quoted in Politico, Harry Reid says he will refuse to attend a negotiation at the White House because House Republicans have to cave and surrender to his terms, it is time to stand firm. Another senior, unnamed Democratic official was quoted Monday morning calling for no negotiations and saying "it's time to punch the bully in the nose," it is time to stand firm (at least they are calling us bullies instead of terrorists and/or racists).
GOP members of congressargue that Obamacare must be, at the very least, delayed.But efforts to stop Obamacare, the president said, are futile, in other words to hell with what the voters want.
“No matter what Congress decides to do today, the Affordable Care Act is moving forward. That funding is already in place. You can’t shut it down,”