Since pulling the plug on the deal, Boehner has been largely silent in the meetings, leaving House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to present details of the House’s position. On Tuesday, people in both parties said, Obama tried to reestablish Boehner’s primacy.Is it just me or is the GOP House and Senate caucuses shattering under the pressure of the debt ceiling talks? They have drawn some very public and foolish lines in the sand (and the Dems are not innocent on this score)and it seems to be breaking them.
Cantor, who is advocating a smaller deal, at one point demanded that Obama offer the details of his vision for a “grand bargain.”
“Where’s your paper?” he asked angrily.
Obama snapped back: “Frankly, your speaker has it. Am I dealing with him, or am I dealing with you?”
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Who's Running the House?
The WaPo get's the inside story in today's meeting at the White House,