The Age of Reason in Washington?

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

During his press conference with Mitch McConnell a few minutes ago, John Boehner said, as Andrew has noted: “We are going to be able to come to some agreement with the White House and end this impasse. 

He also said that: “We are dealing with reasonable, responsible people who want this crisis to end as quickly as possible and I think we will.”

I believe he’s right about the former — there will be something agreed to, nothing as good as what the House almost voted on Thursday night, nothing as good as they voted on Friday.

And I want to believe the latter. The evidence suggests something different. 

What do you think? Is that simply a necessary reasonable assumption for anyone with any hope of negotiating — as long as your eyes are wide open?

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