Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Into the Fire


This strange creature greeted me as I walked down the Embarcadero Saturday; a mechanical, octopus-like, fire-breathing contraption on a trailer in a parking lot putting on a show. I have no idea what it was about or what it was for, but there it was. That's the Transamerica building in the background.

Some words of wisdom from the magnificent Mr. Benen on this budget morning:

Congressional Republican leaders are now saying they won't even talk to the president unless Obama agrees -- before any meetings even take place -- to give them what they want. In other words, when the White House announces that all efforts at deficit reduction in the coming years will include literally nothing but 100% spending cuts, then GOP leaders will be prepared to negotiate with the president.

Please, Beltway pundits, remind me again how all the president has to do to resolve political paralysis is "lead" and offer good-faith compromises.

Interesting how more than one member of the media is imploring the rest of the media to get serious about this, and report the reality of the obstructionism happening here. Stay tuned...