After listening tonight to the “dueling banjos” of the President’s press conference, and Speaker Boehner’s ensuing press conference, we seem to be back to square one.
Of the many things spoken by Obama and Boehner, two things did strike me.
The President said that he had “summoned” Boehner, Pelosi, Reid and McConnell to the White House, Saturday at 11 am to tell him their plan to deal with this debt/deficit mess.
Isn’t that what Kings and Queens do? The “separate, but equal” part of our three branches of government, according to our Constitution, seems to have escaped our President.
Memo to the White House speech writers:
Next time, use the word “asked”, not “summoned”.
And, the President demands that Congress give him a plan?
Mr. President, you are the leader of our country. What is your plan?
So far we have seen several plans in Congress, and we’ve yet to see yours, Mr. President.