This crossed the news wire just now: President Obama repeats that he will negotiate after the government opens and the debt ceiling is raised, says won’t negotiate under threat.
What is there to negotiate if the govt is open and debt ceiling is raised? Does he really think that Republicans are that stupid? Perhaps. That would be in line with the MSM meme that all conservatives are stupid. Either way, his behaviour is totally consistent with somebody who has never negotiated anything other than his own pay raise before taking on this job.