President Obama will not negotiate with the Republicans until he gets everything he wants first, up front.

Then he will be motivated to negotiate.

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's willing to negotiate changes to his signature health care law and to find ways to reduce spending, but stresses he will not bargain until after Congress reopens the government and passes a new debt ceiling.

Now where have we heard that one before?

Recall how well that has worked for the conceding party.

Small wonder BHO "negotiates" the way he does.

He genuflects before the king of the land of the two holy mosques, explicitly defends the faith of The Five Pillars while being virtually silent on the plight of the followers of The Nazarene and phones Abbas as his numero uno long distance call to a "world leader."

Apparently it is part of his cultural/worldview DNA.

Michael Applebaum is a physician and attorney practicing in Chicago.