5:12 - New CNN Spin: Pointless for Obama to Negotiate
After the president's 11-minute Monday afternoon statement, CNN's Gloria Borger said this is all on John Boehner, that there was nothing Obama could offer Boehner to stop a government shutdown.
Wolf Blitzer: [The President] just outlined what's at stake for hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Americans out there. Is there any indication he's about to make a phone call to John Boehner and say, "This is enough, let's just resolve this"?
Gloria Borger: In a way there's really nothing the president can offer John Boehner in the way of help. This is a decision John Boehner has to make as Speaker of the House. He has to decide if he is going to provide enough Republicans to go along with Democrats to pass the funding of the government without attaching something that would kill ObamaCare.
Borger is talking completely out of her hat here; making excuses for a president who refuses to negotiate, as though it doesn't matter if the leader of our government gets involved in negotiations.
This is CNN at its worst, outright lying to its viewers with the ridiculous claim that it doesn't even make sense for Obama to engage in negotiations.