Speaking at The Daily Beast's Hero Summit, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward said Obama abstaining was a form of disrespect when he met with Speaker of the House John Boehner in 2011.
There was [a meeting] in 2011 where Speaker Boehner went over to the White House and went out on the patio outside the Oval Office and they were going to get to know each other. And Obama had iced tea and was chewing Nicorette and Boehner had a glass of wine and he's smoking – it sends a subtle message.
Any good Bro knows you never turn down a drink or smoke during the bonding phase. So thanks, Obama. Not only did you have a hand in the first government shutdown in 17 years, you fucking broke Bro Code.