When President Obama met with Senate Democrats last week to discuss their strategy on the debt-limit negotiations, he reportedly advised them “not to do what Republicans are doing” and to avoid any firm positions regarding the parameters of an eventual deal. In other words, “no drawing lines in the sand.”
And just as well, because even if Senate Democrats were so inclined, they wouldn’t have the slightest clue where to start drawing. Much hay has been made of tensions within the GOP on House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s (R., Wis.) bold plan to reform Medicare. Of course, that is precisely the narrative that the Left is trying to promulgate. In reality, Republicans are vastly more united than Democrats, whose disarray at this point would be comical if the problems facing our country were not so great.