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The Bating Game: Obama Doubles Down

Home - by - February 25, 2013 - 15:15 America/New_York - 8 Comments

AMERICAN  THINKER

By law, on Friday the executive must begin to cut $85 billion from federal spending. Though, as is his wont, the president is blaming the Republicans for what he claims is a draconian measure. No less a Washington chronicler of events than Bob Woodward of the Washington Post considers that a gross distortion of the truth

[T]he automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of [Treasury Secretary nominee Jack] Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors — probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government.

Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved.

 

Lying about who’s responsible is only part of the story; the president, with the connivance of the press, is trying to scare the public about the effects of the necessary cuts and proposes yet another expensive, pointless program.

Lucianne.com characterizes the scare effort as threatening: “Dead babies in the water, poisoned milk, catburgers at Mickey Dee’s — anything is possible.” That wisecrack’s not far off the mark. Here’s Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair of the DNC.

Well, everything is — everything would be delayed. You’re going to have massive indiscriminate cuts to education, to health care research, you’re going to have research grants that won’t get funded. I mean, the decisions that we make now, letting the sequester kick in, have short-term effects that affect people’s daily lives, but they also have significant long-term effects. If a university isn’t able to hire a researcher or — because the grant doesn’t come through — that researcher never does groundbreaking work that could save thousands of lives later on down the road. I mean, this is dramatically irresponsible. It’s irresponsible for our economy and the impact on it. It’s irresponsible to, in terms of the impact it would leave on the middle class and working families. The only ones who get protected are the wealthiest, most fortunate Americans. But that appears to be the Republicans’ goal. And it’s just baffling. How could they possibly continue to only care about people who are already doing really well who are the only ones that would be shielded from the impact of sequester cuts?

It’s not as if the trillions in debt racked up by the administration have accomplished much more than feeding Obama’s cronies and buying him political support with our money. The examples are too numerous to do the topic justice in this space. Let’s review some that even the media has not been able to fully erase from the short-lived memories of a significant number of voters, so that Republicans who need to make a more forceful case for necessary cuts can credibly note the monumental waste.

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» 8 Comments

  1. Stirrin the BS

    February 25th, 2013

    “draconian cuts”
    “dramatically irresponsible Republicans”
    “care only for the rich”
    “need more investments”
    “not my fault”
    “blind to facts”
    “look over here at my right hand, pay no attention to what my left hand is doing”
    Republican partisan politics”
    “blah, blah, blah…”

    Man, I really need to upgrade my audio system to cassette tapes, cuz these broken vinyl records are really getting on my nerves.

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  2. Carl

    February 25th, 2013

    FTA –

    “Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair of the DNC…, “If a university isn’t able to hire a researcher or — because the grant doesn’t come through — that researcher never does groundbreaking work that could save thousands of lives later on down the road.”

    Gee Debbie, think of what genius might be lost in the approximately 1,250,000 babies aborted every year in the US!

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  3. grayscape

    February 25th, 2013

    It’s a game.

    Obama orders Democrats in congress to stonewall any budget talks unless Reps give Dems what they want – brutal taxes, military cuts, and spending increases.

    Obama steps in from the outside with a plan to reconcile the impasse that he created.

    The plan is to kill the military causing major economic and national security problems that will be “fixed” with brutal taxes and spending increases.

    All the bad shit that happens will be blamed on Republicans.

    Win-win for tyranny.

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  4. KF

    February 25th, 2013

    You coulld even say 0bama is a master of the baiting game :roll:

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  5. Unneutral

    February 25th, 2013

    Steven King would be hard pressed to come up with such far-fetched ideas.

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  6. grayscape

    February 25th, 2013

    Reminds me of an old joke.

    Two guys are captured by savages and given a choice: Death or Bunga.

    The first guy doesn’t want to die so he chooses Bunga. The savages shout “Bunga!” and rape him to death.

    The second guy doesn’t want to die like that, so he chooses Death. The savages shout “Death by Bunga!” and rape him to death.

    Obama and the Democrats are about to rape America to death….and pretend that we chose what they are about to do to us.

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    February 25th, 2013

    “By law…yada yada yada”

    When has THAT little fact ever affected what or what not this Scumbag in Chief and his people do to push their agenda?

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  8. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 25th, 2013

    How about suspending pay for the executive, and legislative branches of Government. Suspend the operations of the EPA and IRS. Liquidate the 2 billion+ rounds of ammunition and 7000+ “personal defense weapons” these shitbags have purchased. Quit subsidizing bullshit “green energy” schemes. No more Presidential jet-setting. Do your job, Shitstain.

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