...on the budget. He's trying to push the Republicans (and the American people) back as deep as he can, so when they try to move forward - to get the budget cuts they need to survive as a nation - they will face a long and difficult road to the end zone.
Obama will play defense, fighting tooth and nail to prevent the American people from keeping their earnings and keeping their house in fiscal order. His plan is to wear us down, with insults, innuendo, lies, and sob-stories from the media, in the hope we will grind to a halt, exhausted, around midfield. At worst, he believes, he will surrender a long field goal, which he can then call compromise as he walks off the field with a bankrupting victory.
Don't let him.. His punt - the word of the day - must be blocked. Let's get our hands on it before he kicks it aloft, let's send it spinning back to the ground, and let a mad scramble ensue.
Because at that point, anything can happen....