John Podhoretz at Commentary actually thinks President Obama wants to talk the markets into a panic.
An enraged Barack Obama just took to the nation's airwaves to announce his effort to strike a deal with Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has fallen apart. Perhaps for the first time in American history, this president is literally using this press conference to create a financial panic over the weekend about the opening of the markets on Monday.
That’s the ticket! Our America-hating president wants to force Republicans to a deal, and is willing to scare the markets to do it, because he’s like the Honey Badger; he just don’t care.