I haven’t seen any evidence whatsoever that Boehner is unwilling to continue negotiating with the President. But I haven’t seen any concrete concessions from Obama on the spending side, which would be necessary to reach a “broader” accord. (Other than, I believe, a proposal to revise the cost of living formula for SS.)
I think the only way Obama will make meaningful concessions on the spending side is to ride over the fiscal cliff. There will be no deal, it appears, until sufficient misery has been inflicted on the American people.
So be it. Let Obama have the recession he wants.