“There is nothing to negotiate. Reid gave Boehner the CR number they asked for. Boehner demanded an end to ACA. Obama cannot give them that.
Boehner is making demands; Obama just wants the government open. Boehner is making more demands; Obama doesn't want the US to default. Republicans expect concessions despite losing the election, and Obama just expects them to do their job. There is no mention of Republicans actually giving Democrats concessions like expanding SS or giving Federal workers raises.
Republicans act like a functioning government is somehow offensive to them and must be compensated for it. Their primary job is making the government work and the refuse to do it.” From This Chap