While President Obama wants the Republicans to eat their peas, Speaker of the House John Boehner wishes Obama would behave less like unrefrigerated Jell-O, and we suspect that the real problem here is that everyone is too hungry to negotiate effectively. ABC News reports:
In a meeting with a small group of reporters in his Capitol Hill office this morning, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, criticized President Obama and White House officials for their lack of resolve in negotiations.
“Dealing with them the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-o,” Boehner said. “Some days it’s firmer than others. Sometimes it’s like they’ve left it out over night.”
Clearly the key to overcoming this debt-ceiling impasse is combining peas and cold, firm Jell-O into the sort of disgusting vegetable-infused gelatin concoction that once existed in a bygone era.
Is this how Congress avoided gridlock in the fifties? Almost definitely.