In a comment on this NYT article, Sastrugi from North Carolina wrote:
John Boehner sounds very reasonable when he tells the Democrats to "show the courage to work with us". Unfortunately, in GOP-speak "work with us" usually translates into "give us everything we want".In American history, this is the pro-slavery side before the Civil War. In Indian history, this is the Muslim League 1940-47. This is Pakistan today.