Boehner is telling the US that "debt ceiling negotiations have gone on for decades......"
No they haven't. Boehner is the FIRST Speaker to EVER use the debt ceiling as a negotiation tool. It is too important to do this.
Along the way to that conclusion, Boehner laid out a massively exaggerated history of the last couple decades of negotiations over the debt limit, claiming that what today's Republicans are demanding is not as historically unprecedented as it in fact is.
The concessions Democrats have repeatedly made to Republicans over the past few years barely factored in his story, despite several reminders that, in 2011, the president did negotiate.
Having gotten his way so many times previously, Boehner does not appear to have a plan for what will happen if Obama and congressional Democrats continue to stand firm this time.
No plan is very bad for the US, but good for Tea-Droolers.