OK, so when is Hitler going to learn that it happened and it wasn’t as apocalyptic as the president said?
Steiner will save us.
Pretty clear that the Plan Obama has had, is to use the sequester to place ALL the blame for ANY bad economic news on the sequester….and place the blame for the sequester on the Republicans. Thereby absolving him of any economic bad news. He executed the plan yesterday.
The GOP has a tough messaging task – to demonstrate the truth – that the bad economy is the fault of Obama’s policies. People who pay attention understand this, but the lo-fo’s will swallow it and the captivated drones will be eager to believe it and reticent to question it.
That’s a tough crowd.
My take is that the plan you describe is not the original plan, but is a very convenient one for Team Obama to employ now that the Sequester is here. I believe Team Obama thought from the day they came up with the Sequester Option in 2011 that the GOP would eventually cave on it due to the size of the defense budget reduction.
Agree with you on the uphill fight the GOP has in the upcoming media and public opinion battles about any and all bad economic results from this point forward. If Sequester lasts more than a few months, the GOP has given Obama an equivalent of the “It’s all Bush’s fault!” card to play, for the next 46-plus months. However, the GOP had make a stand at some point. Whether this was the best point remains to be seen.
“My take is that the plan you describe is not the original plan, but is a very convenient one for Team Obama to employ now that the Sequester is here.”
Well I can’t say authoritatively what their orginal plan was, but the sequester stuck me as a win-win for them:
If the GOP caves – they win.
If the GOP holds – they win because they can now blame the economy on the Seq.
If the GOP had two functioning brain cells to rub together, they’d blame the bad news instead on the tax hikes they agreed to previously and used as the basis for refusing to agree to more this time around.
Speaking of which, I was sure they would cave — and I suppose it’s still possible the blame attack will get them back to the table — but they’ve surprised me in a good way for once, for the moment.
I’m in total agreement with your brain cell line. But even when we see a (R) with a couple of brain cells, the lack of a spinal column, lack of intestinal fortitude and complete lack of male reproductive organs keeps the cogent thought from getting out to the masses, or from being implemented.
What the GOP needs more than anything is a quiet burial.
I’m afraid it has to get much worse before a small percentage of some people come around and it will. Wasn’t it amazing after 9-11 how it changed some lefties? The problem are those marginally on the right. Those are the one’s that need to be shook up… Not the mandarins, those need to be expelled from leadership. Of course, the mandarins are all about being the leaders, just like those on the left.
What we need is Breitbart and Reagan. Dig ‘em up and zombify ‘em if we have to.
We’ve cut defense more than once (actual cuts) and raised taxes on the rich. The GOP can give a little on some loopholes, but the only thing left is the real problem – Medicare/Medicaid.
Ok so this morning, after some unrelenting questioning, Gene Sperling NOW ADMITS what we already knew:
That the sequester was Obama’s plan.
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