Shutdown showdown: Boehner springs troop funding trap, Obama walks right in
The Republicans proposed a one-week continuing resolution to keep the government going during budget negotiations, and the CR included language that would take funding our military troops out of the argument. President Obama has just signaled that he will veto that CR.
This response is among the reasons I don't think a shutdown now will play out as the 1995-96 shutdown did. This president is not Bill Clinton, who would have recognized the trap and found a way to avoid it. Now Obama is on the record threatening to veto funding for American troops in the field fighting terrorists. That, plus his and his party's total failure to do their jobs, will come back to haunt him.