The problem is, Repub. "leaders", such as, Spkr. Boehner think that Obama and the Leftist want "a deal". They don't want a deal. They want more political ammunition, though it's based upon lies, to try to destroy the Republican brand with. How many times does Lucy (aka. "Democrats") have to pull the ball away and you go flat on your back Rep. Boehner, Sen. McCain, "W", Sen. McConnell, etc. before you realize you're being played for fools?