Nobody expects the no-brainer! If even E.J. Dionne thinks Obama is vulnerable to a GOP move in which
Cantor takes every domestic spending cut that was discussed as part of the negotiations with Vice President Joe Biden, declares that the administration has blessed them, and packages them together for a vote
then it’s probably a good bet that Obama is vulnerable to that kind of cuts-only House debt ceiling bill, no? What is the President going to say–”yes, I said these cuts were OK, but I refuse to avoid a cataclysmic default unless I also get some tax increases”? Wouldn’t that be hostage-taking?