It’s only OK when they do it, apparently.

( – White House spokesperson Jay Carney criticized Republican leaders for moving “away from compromise,” but when asked if the administration would accept any delay in Obamacare, he replied, “No.”

“House Republicans have decided to pursue a path away from the center, away from compromise in favor of voting on a piece of legislation that they know will not become law,” Carney said Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, GOP leaders announced their plan to approve a continuing resolution (CR) spending bill through Dec. 15 that includes legislation to defund Obamacare.

House Republicans also claimed they would unveil a plan next week that would delay Obamacare as part of a vote to raise the debt ceiling.

When asked if the administration was willing to accept any delay in Obamacare in order to avoid a government shutdown, Carney replied, “No. The Congress passed the Affordable Care Act. The president signed it. The Supreme Court upheld it as constitutional.”