So President Obama submitted his proposal for averting the fiscal curb, which was met with laughter (Sen. McConell), and complaints from Speaker Boehner ("unacceptable", "leaks are not the way to conduct these negotiations").
After Geithner's visit, Republican House Speaker John Boehner publicly lambasted the Obama administration, saying "the White House has to get serious."
If there's any doubt that things have changed in Washington after President Obama's resounding victory and reelection, it should be put to rest with today's article by Ezra Klein who points out that:
We’re seeing two things here. One is that the negotiations aren’t going well. When one side begins leaking the other side’s proposals, that’s typically a bad sign. The other is that Republicans are frustrated at the new Obama they’re facing: The Obama who refuses to negotiate with himself.
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