The deadline for deciding on raising the debt ceiling, almost led to the United States refusing to pay its debts. What would have happened had Obama and Democrats not agreed to compromise is anybody's guess. A certain group of people didn't care what it did to the people in this country, to the world, to anybody; and there is a Bible story that fits this situation quite well.
Solomon was a wise king who basically served as judge and jury over disputes of his people. Two women came to him with such a dispute. Both women claimed a baby was theirs. With no DNA back then, he had to figure it out. Finally he said, he'd cut the baby in half and each woman could have half. One woman said basically-- suits me. The other cried no, don't do it. Let her have the baby. He gave the baby to her as she obviously loved the baby as a true mother would while the other didn't care.
So here we are today with many finding fault with Obama for agreeing to the Republican terms (which were no tax increases on the rich, no increases of revenue, and only spending cuts which mostly will hurt the poor and middle) to prevent the country from going into default. One faction of the Republican party doesn't care. They say let the country go into destruction to avoid them losing any ground at all. So tell me who really loves the country, the whole of the country?
Nobody will deny Obama has made some big mistakes with how he handled the debt ceiling. He could have dealt with it last year before the election when he had a majority. But his biggest mistake has been to believe that a certain segment of Republicans truly do love this country. They talk a good show, flags and all, but when it comes down to it-- cut the baby in half!