Very insightful as far as it goes. That fool in the white house came across as a statesman yesterday (not to me, but I'm pretty sure to most Americans) by taking the very reasonable position that we have to pay the debts that the Congress has created.
The battle line for us is therefore NOT the debt limit. That puts us in the position of doing exactly what Obozo accused Repubicans of doing, hold the country hostage by refusing to fulfill legal obligations.
The battle line is the continuing resolutions and the budget. Republicans should announce that there will be no more continuing resolutions. They should say they will vote for a budget and lay out the conditions under which they will provide those votes.