Obama on GOP: "The only thing not on their list is my resignation"

President gives a shocking message in a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, according to the New York Times

By Salon Staff

Published October 10, 2013 2:38AM (EDT)

                     (Reuters/Andrew Burton)
(Reuters/Andrew Burton)

According to a New York Times report this evening, President Obama told House Democrats tonight that Republicans are demanding everything up to his presidency in order to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

"The only thing not on their list is my own resignation,” Obama told Democrats, a member of Congress who attended the meeting told the Times. The paper also reported that Obama told the group that "if he gives in now, Republican demands would be endless."

Obama has work to do as far as keeping the caucus in line. The Times also reported that 26 House Democrats would attend an event Thursday sponsored by the group No Labels, an organization helmed by former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Indiana senator Evan Bayh, a Republican and Democrat, respectively. No Labels is calling for immediate negotiations between the two parties.


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