We can now add NBC's Savannah Guthrie to the list of talking heads who are doing their best to play the false equivalency game over the government shutdown and this latest round of GOP hostage taking over the debt ceiling. Guthrie continually badgered Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Meet the Press this Sunday about why the White House and Democrats aren't willing to agree to more of these piecemeal measures currently being passed one by one in the House, even though later in the show, she acknowledged that they are exactly that during her interview with Sen. Rand Paul.
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: You mentioned that Republicans have passed a series of bills in the House to fund parts of the government, such as FEMA, such as the V.A. Why not take them up on that offer?
JACK LEW: It just doesn't work. I mean, they need to open up the whole government. You can't cherry pick an item here, an item there. There are too many important things the federal government does. And they need to open it up and they could, because a majority is ready to do it. I started out my career here in Washington working on the Hill. I worked for Speaker O'Neill. He said the one thing that the American people won't tolerate is obstructionism. A majority needs to be given a chance to work its will. [...]