This is a great question from ABC’s Jonathan Karl that needs to be asked over and over and over:
Simply put, Obama can’t take a non-negotiable stance on the debt ceiling and claim he isn’t threatening default. If he wasn’t threatening default, he’d compromise…and the Republicans need to run with this one all the way, especially with the media pointing it out.
UPDATE: Corrected the language. Had government shutdown in my head when I wrote this earlier.