a) for John Boehner that POTUS has learned how to negotiate
b) that Ms Heel-filcher has never seen Die Hard.
"Whatever House Republicans might think, the White House is all steel when it comes to the debt ceiling. Their position is simple, and it’s typically delivered in the tone of voice that Bruce Willis reserves for talking to terrorists"
Washington Post - The GOP’s dangerous debt-ceiling gamble
I can't help Boehner with his problems, but part b) is on the menu for tonight ;)