I cannot believe the nonsense day in an day out about how "John Boehner & the republicans need to start doing their job(s)".
Thwarting Obama is "Job Number One"..
It was their job when they held their Inauguration-night soirée, when they plotted their strategy, and it remains their job.
The people they answer to, and whose "work" they do, are the people in the districts of states who helped them remain in control.
That small sliver of humanity (?) is holding the rest of the nation hostage to their odious brand of "conservatism".
Right wingers "Do not go gentle into that good night". They are always poised and ready to strike out at any opportunity given them.
Their "brand" is toxic, and their numbers overestimated and over-valued, but they maintain their self-importance and have able-bodied "transmitters" in every media venue, to keep selling their stale & dangerous ideology.
Their goal is to devalue Obama, and they will fight to the last-man to make his tenure as uncomfortable and ineffective as possible.
So, Boehner IS doing his job...or at least what he perceives his job to be.
Negotiating with him or his crew is ridiculous. He has no reason to negotiate in good faith. To do so voids his contract.