Well now, the republicans who held their vote to raise the debt ceiling hostage in exchange for deficit reductions, are now saying if the debt limit isn't raised Obama could get re-elected. Considering the GOP bench, I believe Obama will be re-elected regardless. They meet for the fifth day in a row today (at 4:15 pm ET) and I'm sure Obama has plenty else to do besides oversee Romper Room.
As seen on Twitter via David Frum:
Remind me again why reshaping govt spending over next 10 yrs could not have been done through regular budget process?
Answer: Republicans thought they could get everything they wanted by holding hostage the debt ceiling.