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Now -- the top story -- maybe Charles Krauthammer has prediction force he joins us now from Washington and even followed his old truck closely.
I really have no clue on who's in -- blink or how this is gonna resolve itself do you.
No I don't and I'm sure that the leaders don't know either.
I think what were clearly heading into music -- that the administration cannot go over and that's the the one having to do with the debt ceiling.
They're quite prepared they're politically enjoying.
These shutdown of the government because as we saw the polls.
The Washington Post well they came out today 70%.
-- on Republicans.
Only 50% on the president that's a twenty point spread.
So that's a big deal but when it comes to the debt ceiling.
First of all Americans.
Don't want it.
Even racing it -- nothing in return 58%.
Wanna see is refuse to raise -- debt ceiling which absolutely cannot happen.
So the president is on very -- the ground he can't allow it to happen because the economy will go down the tubes.
And he's the president he'll get the -- so -- back.
He's got his back against the -- -- he says he won't give anything I think he will.
And I think what will probably happen as a way to allow.
The two sides to walk away saving face.
He is the house and the senate passed let's say a three week extension on the debt ceiling and then the negotiations begin.
In other words the president is able to say.
I didn't negotiate until they extended the debt ceiling and the speaker is able to say.
All I wanted from the president of was for him to sit down and to talk to -- -- negotiate over a range of issues and I think demonstration would do it.
The day after they were an extension okay of the -- -- poll -- that some of finance.
In the Washington Post poll you cited is 7050 -- jets -- won twenty.
Are these wanna clarify that some people think both parties are at fault you -- a lot why would Lawrence which is why we got a 120% rather yeah.
But but the differential is 20% more of those polled by the Washington Post.
Feel that the Democrats are not add to blame as much as Republicans but that's gonna change I think.
Because I've put forth here and in there -- Republicans of embrace it as well.
A very logical compromise here this no doubt Obama -- chaotic everybody knows it's chaotic and is also no doubt that we don't know.
How good it's going to be for the country because we don't know how many people are going to be paying a lot more for health care insurance we don't know we will know we hear from.
So it makes sense to give that option.
And if the president would do that I think everything would be saw -- -- won't.
That gives the president had except through the the first three proposals by the Republicans.
About -- obamacare we wouldn't have any of this -- -- was to defund.
Which of course he would he couldn't do that and then there was a one year extension installment of everything.
Which he didn't want to do know and he will not agree I don't think to a one year.
-- -- of the individual mandate.
Even though I think it's logical and it's -- -- defend that position when he's already given it to some companies how you defend look I don't think it's defensible market.
I -- it I know I used forward but he doesn't have to.
He simply has to stand fast as I think he will because the administration believes that unless you have the individual mandate.
The whole economic structure -- Bob obamacare will collapse.
On if you -- that insure the uninsured.
And you're -- -- -- people with preexisting conditions.
To get insurance which in the past they -- able to.
You're adding enormous cost of the system you could opt out of Iran to pay off for us -- -- -- -- -- back to the -- up commodity experiment.
But that's going to escalate -- only hope for the things to survive are.
But he there is -- bankrupt Obama care -- year will tell the tale of it's good for the folks the folks will know it and they'll get behind it.
But right now if you say that Obama won't back down on this.
That he's not gonna get the Republicans anything you can't possibly lead you think that Boehner and Republicans are gonna surrender -- -- -- surrender that the look I'm trying to agree review.
That it would be a good idea I know what I try asked to give them something now I have but it doesn't have to be this and -- won't do this.
Because -- centrum.
It's central to his signature achievement.
And I think they're concerned.
That if you give it up for you you may never gain it back in which case Obama general collapse which would be okay are made -- -- Well I think what you're gonna give up yet -- that's gonna depend on what the republicans' -- they're all kinds of things you know there's a fundamental choice here.
Are they -- as her concession on Obama camp or are they gonna as the traditional.
Demand which -- to reduce spending fiscal restraint.
And all that kind of stuff which is being what they got.
In the previous negotiations.
On the debt ceiling and on continuing resolutions.
I'm not sure the Republicans even agree among themselves.
Over which is going to be -- demand.
All right I mean I think if they don't get anything on obamacare it's a win for the president and that's what I don't all haters gonna go for publicity.
High drama Charles and we appreciate you coming on -- gonna get it's -- yet even area.
As we approach the debt ceiling and the markets begin to tank you have to learn the party will have to give.
He will have to give it's not clear what they need to negotiate it gets much worth draws a map of good data movie when you are you -- -- -- -- right.
And I got to get through let -- of the rent is pretty high.
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