Obama just gave his speech on the status of the debt ceiling negotiations, and endorses some version of McConnell and Reid plans.  Calls Boehner bill something that will not become law because does not extend debt ceiling beyond election.

Calls for “bipartisan compromise” and calls on people to “keep the pressure on Washington”

“The time for putting party first is over.”  We will solve this problem despite “all the intrigue and all the drama taking place on Capitol Hill right now.”

Instead of Obama versus the Boehner bill, it’s Obama versus Intrigue and Drama.

The inability to move the Boehner bill forward yesterday  played right into his hands.