Boehner's tough talk will save his hide

Speaker John Boehner is trapped between doing the right thing and saying the things the Right wants to hear. His bravado might be enough to keep the Tea Party wolves at bay.

Turning tables on President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner went out of his way over the weekend to rebut claims he is poised to cave on raising the debt ceiling: "The president is risking default by not having a conversation with us," he told America's ABC News on Sunday. The Ohio Republican sounded equally defiant on the ongoing budget stand-off, continuing to insist on concessions from the White House on Obamacare, boasting "the fight was going to come one way or the other – we're in the fight".

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