By @LOLGOP

5 Reasons Republicans Don’t Want Credit For The Sequester Cuts They Won

February 19, 2013 8:23 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 86 Comments A+ / A-

Since President Obama took office on January 20, 2009 and conservatives suddenly remembered that deficits do “matter,” the Republicans in Congress have been offering a simple formula for healing our battered economy: cuts.

At first they said that if we didn’t make huge cuts, we’d have rampant inflation. Inflation has generally been lower than normal since 2009. Then they said people would stop buying America’s debt, which is as popular ever. Meanwhile corporate profits have climbed to an all-time high and wages as a share of GDP are at an all-time low.

The GOP, of course, did win some cuts.

On the state and local level, the cuts to public workers, especially teachers, have been particularly savage, with more than 680,000 put out of work. And in 2011, when the House GOP took the unprecedented step of threatening to default on America’s debt without cuts, they won cuts on a federal level with the promise that more cuts would either come from a deal worked out by the so-called “Super Committee” or from a sequestration designed to be so harmful to the military that no one would ever let them happen. This was the ransom they extracted for their hostage — a plan the president came up with to avert another financial crisis that would have been nearly as bad as the one he inherited on January 20, 2009. President Obama proposed it and a vast majority of Republicans in Congress voted for it.

Of course, the “Super Committee” failed. In 2012 (if you believe the liberal media), President Obama was re-elected by a margin of nearly five million votes on the premise that deficit reduction must include sacrifices from the rich, who are paying taxes as low as they’ve been in half a century, while sucking up most of the benefits of the recovery.

This lead us to the so-called fiscal cliff, when all of the Bush tax breaks expired. The president compromised and kept the cuts on all income up to $400,000. And for the first time, taxes were part of an attempt to shrink the deficit Obama inherited. But the GOP was furious because they didn’t get enough — guess! — cuts.

To make up for this slight, Republicans are now vowing to let the sequestration go through. But since they know it’s a terrible policy, they’ve decided to blame it on the president. They even started using the Twitter hashtag #Obamaquester to make that point.

This begs the question: If Republicans really think that severe cuts are good for the economy, why would they be giving Obama credit for them?

Because everyone — including even Mitt Romney  – knows that cuts hurt the economy. And the sequestration’s cuts will be particularly “brutal,” according to the president. Here’s why the GOP wants the sequester to happen, but doesn’t want any credit for it.

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  • old_blu

    They are trying to be butt wads and still try to look good, and they want to be able to blame the President everytime something goes wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    The GOP has been proposing draconian spending reductions since they discovered the deficit spending was not the irrelevant matter that President Bush so eloquently stated when he asserted that deficit spending and the debt were “just IOUs, pieces of paper”.
    Determined to avoid impact to their donors in the form of higher taxes, the only option left was to cut spending. Their dilemma is that they know such cuts would put our economy back in recession and would result in massive unemployment as result of Federal government layoffs and furloughs. Their Machiavellian solution is to blame the President for the spending reductions they want, and the tool they used to achieve that ruse was to force the President to accept spending reductions in lieu of defaulting on the debt a couple of years ago.
    The GOP makes the Soviet intelligentzia look like a bunch of chumps.
    Spending reductions and tax increases are needed to balance the budget, stop borrowing, and reduce the national debt to a manageable level, however, those reductions cannot be done indiscriminately. Some Federal government agencies, especially those involved in social programs that benefit the poor and the lower middle class, are barely making it as a result of past budget reductions designed to destroy them. Additional cuts would result in those agencies not being able to provide the services that millions of Americans benefit from.
    The problem is worse than that, the sequested includes a mandate for across the board cuts, which means the Defense, intelligence agencies, the border patrol, and other agencies involved in national security would be adversely affected. The same goes for our air traffic control system, port authority, the Center for Disease Control, our diplomatic corps, and every other government agency. The impact of such cut on our national security, our economy, and our standard of living would be so daunting it may take us decades to recover from it, if ever.
    Incredibly, the same people that are pushing for the destruction of the United States are the same people that wrap themselves in the flag and pretend being patriots, when the closest they came to patriotism was the nearest bank and Dave & Buster.

    • lana ward

      Obama Alinsky–Demonize, marginalize and destroy. He sure did learn well!!

      • latebloomingrandma

        Lana-you are like an irritating piece of gravel in the shoe. Being that you add nothing to any kind of intelligent discussion, I am removing said gravel from my shoe, at least, and from this day forward will not take any of your bait and respond. Over and out.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        You should try to be a little more creative. Turning the claims made by Democrats against the Republican strategy of demonizing and destroying opponents may work in a forum like FOX or Limbaugh’s. It is not going to get you very far in The National Memo. The folks that participate in this medium have brains and are capable of logical thinking, something you don’t seem to grasp.

        • lana ward

          The brains here are faded from being washed by O and the MSM

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/O4YKH6JEEUF6KU3ZDJHPYHIRAI Michael

            Facts do not mean anything to those who can not fathom the truth.
            You have a problem with reality.

          • lana ward

            You’re right, the facts mean nothing to dems, they won’t accept the truth

          • WhutHeSaid

            Were you ever able to find those asbestos bloomers? It’s going to be very warm when Satan calls you home. You’ve done such a good job lying and hating that I’d expect he’s going to turn the heat up a few notches just for you.

          • lana ward

            Were you ever able to find that picture of O as satan, horns and all?? The Captains Quarters-Obamas dead pools. It’s right there, take a look. Coward

          • DurdyDawg

            Why don’t you two idiots slither back to the personal liberty digest (where all the blockheads meet) and leave real people alone.

          • lana ward

            Omuslim hasn’t dropped a bomb on you yet???

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/26NVEMWEQODYKQVKCEB4QYQ4HA Shelley

            an your brain has had to much MSG.

          • Gerry Paneda

            See Dominick’s Reply..

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1362702462 Madelaine Ayers Henne

            Oh my no! Lana doesn’t really want facts! She is a schill for the unhappy and hateful Repugs that LOST the election!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/cookie.pacheco Cookie Pacheco

            What’s your excuse for not using the little bit of brains you were given? Republicans are doomed to repeat their mistakes over and over. You are doomed to defend them.

          • lana ward

            Omuslim does things and blames it on the GOP. Tell me ONE time he has taken the blame for anything. Just ONE!!

          • Mr Wiseguy

            You make no sense.

          • RobertCHastings

            Your brain totally disappeared the last time you took a crap.

          • lana ward

            Omuslims little “golf trip” was cover for O to meet up with his butt buddy, Reggie Love. That’s why the media was not allowed LOL

          • RobertCHastings

            I guess you and Lady Gaga got it on so hard you put her in the hospital. LOL. Comments on the character of those we don’t know, by either of us, is neither smart nor productive.

          • lana ward

            Go to the site, Pat Dollard, make up your own mind

          • RobertCHastings

            This guy can’t be for real. You must have made him up. And, of course, you are just all over him. Oh, baby, lap it up! Unbelievable! Another Republican who slept through the course on “Critical Thinking”. You may not be so terribly stupid, but the people you choose to believe in certainly are. Oh, yeah, girl, you have definitely made up YOUR mind, don’t have to worry about anyone doing your thinking for you, now do we? That’s alright, girl, you will find plenty of your friends in that special place for hypocrites in Dante’s “Inferno”. The thing about it is, you are an adult and you have made those decisions of your own free will. I may meet you down there, but I have other circles to visit first.

          • lana ward

            You didn’t even go to the site, coward. Afraid of what you’ll see??

          • RobertCHastings

            And what is your justification for claiming that I didn’t go to the site? The mere fact that I find his views disagreeable. Yes, I visited the site and, believe it or not, his views are – disagreeable, to anyone who is able to use their ability to reason and who has a modicum of critical thinking skills. His claims are unable to be substantiated – of course that should in no way deter you, why let facts interfere with your opinions after all. Apparently, you found my previous response – disagreeable, so you naturally assume I didn’t investigate. Too bad I didn’t come up with the response you desired, I guess you and I just think differently.

          • lana ward

            Omuslim is coming with his Army and his drones, so just beware. Now don’t bother me anymore. Thanks

          • RobertCHastings

            Omuslim? What is that? Some juvenile attempt at using a disproven theory about the president as an insult? Where is your documentation clearly demonstrating that Obama is a Muslim? There isn’t any, is there? You want to make insults about his foreign birth? Been disproved!

          • lana ward

            At Youtube,- “Obamas’ muslim faith” – Obama admits he’s a muslim.

          • RobertCHastings

            Dear Lana, I did watch the Youtube video entitled “Obama admits he is a Muslim” and, believe it or not, there is nowhere in the 9+ minute long video in which he states, undeniably and categorically that he is currently a believing or practicing Muslim. Of course he can recite the prayer in perfect Arabic, and quote from the Koran – he was raised in Muslim countries, none of which means that he is a Muslim. As you should be able to tell, the video is not a continuous video, but a montage of many videos, many of which were cutoff at opportune moments to reinforce the producers bias – it is called editing. If you consider this amateurishly produced video to be proof that President Obama is a Muslim, girl, you definitely need to polish up on your critical thinking skills. What you are doing is like the girl in the Allstate commercial who claims her date is a French model, because she found him on the Internet, and everything on the Internet is the truth. As Madea would say, “Heller!”

          • RobertCHastings

            I looked at your “source”, and it doesn’t stand up to any standards of veracity or professionalism; but then, of course, that is not what Youtube is all about, is it? There are pretty much any viewpoints validated by looking at Youtube, and you should be smart enough to know that. Have you seen the Allstate commercial in which the girl is meeting her new boyfriend, the French model she met on the Internet? I think the girl in the commercial is you.

          • lana ward

            Check out the sites, Nachumlist,, WND,, and Pat Dollard

          • RobertCHastings

            I’ve already checked out Pat Dollard, one of Obozomustgo’s favorites. The other two,really, I just have no desire to waste my time on. Pat Dollard along with your Youtube fetish just makes it clear to me that you are not intellectually being true. Youtube is, as I said before, an entertainment site. Pat Dollard is a certifiable wing nut, a fringist, and a liar. He wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped him in the face. I just looked at your Nachumlist. You just have entirely too much time on your hands. However, I guess a simple search for conspiracy theorists would find you what you are fixated on. Have you tried Jesse Ventura, he is a little more mainstreamand, aside from being a former professional wrestler, actually served as governor of Minnesota – even has his own TV show about – guess what, conspiracy theories!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        lana, take your meds and lie down!

        • Mr Wiseguy

          Lana – If you can’t afford the anti-psycotic drugs you so clearly need, Obamacare will help you get them.

      • stcroixcarp

        Take your meds, lana.

      • http://profiles.google.com/erireed Eric Reed

        Well, thanks for demonstrating your inability to think. Also do you even know who Alinsky was?

        • lana ward

          DUH :) Do you know who Dr. Ben Carson is

      • RobertCHastings

        Alinsky? Who is that? There was a Saul Alinsky who was prominent in the Mafia in the 40′s and 50′s, well before Obama was born. Are you trying to make that link, or do you even know who Alinsky was. It should be further stated that Alinsky operated largely in New York and then in Vegas, not in Chicago. He was NOT affiliated with the Chicago mob. Once again you have missed the mark.

      • RobertCHastings

        And what is your issue with Saul Alinsky? You apparently dislike him as you associate his name with Obama’s. Do you even know who he is? I didn’t think so.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Dommy… you’re being disingenuous, and you know it. Obozo WANTED the sequester and on November 21, 2011 just 3 months after its passage, threatened to veto any efforts the Congress would make to undo the sequester. The House of Reps actually DID pass a bill to undo it, but Empty Head Harry threw it in the trash in the senate. Here are the links where you can watch your messiah talking out of both sides of his lying pie hole:

      OBOZO PRESS CONFERENCE, Nov. 21, 2011 – “Already, some in Congress are attempting to undue these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: NO! I will veto ANY effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts, domestic and defense spending.There will be no easy offramps on this one.”

      Here he is in his own words: youtube(dot)com/watch?v=VqD2h7e_MLg

      OBOZO PRESS CONFERENCE, Feb. 19, 2013 — We all know what he said yesterday and in the days prior about blaming Congress (hear Republicans) for not coming up with a bill to end the sequester (aka auotmatic spending cuts). Here is the link to the other half of the LIAR IN CHIEF’S statement:

      Obozo in his own words: youtube(dot)com/watch?v=N2qKuMjQvR0

      And finally, the truth is that the sequester is NOT spending cuts. It’s only a reduction in the rate of future growth. It’s not the end of the world that your messiah and Liar-In-Chief Obozo is acting like it is.

      You don’t have to act like an idiot and moron just because you love Obozo, Dommy. Your loyalty to him costs you credibility as a man. You’re better than that.

      Have a nice day, Dommy!

      “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

  • nobsartist

    circular firing squad and Obama is right in there. too bad Obama cut the deal with boner.

    they both own it.

    • jarheadgene

      Here is to hoping and praying he outmaneuvers the P.O.S.G.O.P. That party has proven to be ….I say PROVEN to be bad for America.

      • TheSkalawag929

        Hope and prayer are a good things but they are not enough. The President can’t do it alone. It’s time for Democrats to stand up and be counted.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

      Yaeh, nobartist. Sure looks that way. So since you admit it try to remember your freinds laid the trap that might destroy this country.

      • nobsartist

        Hey jackass, they are not my friends and it doesnt look like any dems are either.

        chump.

        • ObozoMustGo

          nob… we don’t agree on everything, but one thing we can agree on is that that Ed dude IS a jacka$$… clearly.

          Have a nice day!

          “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

  • charleo1

    Who is going to believe the sequester is Barack Obama’s idea if it is allowed to take full effect?
    And, what if economists are right, and we do lose 750,000 jobs, and everyone’s 401Ks, that had been coming back, takes a 20% hit? And, who is handling the political strategy for the Republicans
    nowadays? The same people that said Saddam Hussein had all these WMDs, and that we’d
    welcomed as Liberators? Or, maybe it was the same people that told Mitt Romney he didn’t have to
    bother writing a concession speech. Just go out there, and thank the American People for their
    support. Of course, I don’t know who these people are. But, whatever they are paying them, they
    need to get their money back. They must believe the public wakes up every morning with a clean
    slate. No memories at all of 2011, and the debt ceiling debacle. The credit downgrade, or the
    newly elected T-Party, that seen this necessary bit of congressional housekeeping, as an opportunity to flex their newly acquired political muscle, by threatening to allow the U.S. Government to default. As any suicide bomber would confirm, that is if he survived, what
    they would say is, the best part of the whole thing, is when when you’ve got your
    thumb on the firing pin, and for just a fleeting moment, you feel like the most powerful man in
    the world. Well, that was the T-Party in 2011. What? You think we, the American public,
    forgot about how these moronic ideologues got into positions of responsibility in the first place? And, how they chose to use that power? Like we don’t know who’s responsible for the
    manufactured crisis’ every three or four months. Interrupting, and setting back the economic
    gains we’ve all worked so hard to make happen? My God! How stupid do you think the public is?

  • billbear1961

    I find it very difficult to believe that the GOP ghouls will EVER allow their precious baby—the Imperial WAR Machine—to be savaged by the sequester.

    Some deal will be reached.

    Disaster will be averted; but, as usual, the poor will get kicked, slapped and punched around—because this callous, so-called “Christian” nation’s sense of decency and fairness is even smaller than the average bagger’s IQ.

    • TheSkalawag929

      I don’t find it hard to believe.

      The rethuglicans are willing to sacrifice everyone and everything on the alter of the One Percenters .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

      AMEN Bill!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC4BGWVYXV76PHZBPSPOOU5GA Independent1

      I’m glad you used the term “so called “Christian” nation”!! Because being Christian is only a figment of any GOP lover’s imagination. People who support the GOP are simply CINOs; Christians in Name Only!! Because nothing about the GOP is remotely Christian – Not its love of Money!! Not its mantra that it’s all about Me!! Not its penchant for judging people!! Nothing!! Absolutely Nothing!! about the GOP is Christian despite their fake attempt to make people believe that they are. And just for the record, the term Conservative Christian is an oxymoron.

      • billbear1961

        I could not agree more strongly with every word you’ve said.

        If there is ever a Second Coming, no one has more to fear from a just God than a rightwing “Christian.”

      • whodatbob

        You hit the nail on the head! Me frist and screw you is against all Christian theology.

  • BenTheGuy

    Isn’t it a fact that the sequester was Obama’s idea, rather than just something the GOP is saying? Are you really criticizing them for being honest, when so often Obama isn’t?

    • nobsartist

      gee, thats what i have been saying but all of the crybaby dems refuse to admit that Obama cut this deal, he extended the bush tax cuts because….he is a millionaire and bnifieted from them first, he just didnt think this thru very well.

      sort of like his “affordable health care” joke.

      its getting pretty hard to figure out exactly who Obama is trying to help but you can bet your ass, he isnt interested in the average American.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

        He extended the Bush tax cuts so that many people that were unemployed would not lose their unemployment benefits during one of the coldest winters we had had in years. It had nothing to do with Obama being a millionaire, it had to do with the fact that so many Republican members of Congress are millionaires and didn’t and still don’t want to pay their fair share of taxes on their millions and the salary they are being paid by the US taxpayers for doing nothing for the Country just for themselves and their rich friends and donors. By extending the tax cuts Obama kept thousands of American who were unemployed from being out on the street in the winter time.

        • ObozoMustGo

          dude, you are a slack-jawed moron!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC4BGWVYXV76PHZBPSPOOU5GA Independent1

      Not really, it was something that Jack Lew and Rob Nabors floated during the Special Committee negotiations as something to force consensus on realistic budget cuts. According to an article by Bob Woodward, political analysts believe that Obama wasn’t fully aware of what was being negotiated, which is why in one of the debates with Romney he said that it wasn’t his idea – which it wasn’t. And no one during the debt ceiling negotiations ever thought that a concensus couldn’t be reached by the committee on realistic cuts; so they felt confident that he Sequester would never become law – but unfortunately it did. It was intended as an idea to put more pressure on the committee during its negotiations to come up with realistic solutions.

      • middleclasstaxpayer

        In Bob Woodward article, “political analysts believe that Obama WASN’T FULLY AWARE of what was being negotiated due to the TECHNICALITIES of some budget jargon???????” This is EXACTLY WHY obama is NOT QUALIFIED to run our country…….when he screws up, his syncophants claim he “wasn’t fully aware of what was being negotiated.” In other words, he’s an idiot. Of course, when he IS fully aware of something that’s gone wrong, then it’s SOMEONE ELSES FAULT. Real bright guy you liberals hired!

        • ObozoMustGo

          Hey MCT… How are you? Long time no chat. You made the same exact point I did. Obozo is an incompetent idiot. His not being “fully aware” is his excuse of why he did nothing about Benghazi while our men were under fire for 8 hours. No one has yet said where Obozo was that night following his 5:00PM brief meeting with Panetta. Not only is Obozo an incompetent fool, he’s a danger to America and should be impeached and tried for treason.

          Have a great day, MCT.

          “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” — Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)

      • ObozoMustGo

        Indy… I’m not sure I believe you. But then again it’s highly likely that Obozo didn’t understand what he was doing…… because he’s friggin IDIOT and a MORON who is INCOMPETENT. Either that or he’s an amazing liar that suckers you and the other leftist freaks out there all day long. Most likely both.

        Have a nice day!

        “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

        • WhutHeSaid

          Yes, he’s so incompetent that he spanks you bigoted right-wing zealots at every turn, making you look like so many drunken monkeys. Republicans wish they had that kind of incompetence.

      • BenTheGuy

        And Obama liked the idea so much, he decided to make Jack Lew his Treasury guy. Sounds like he embraced the sequester completely… Until he realized it might actually happen. And now he’s trying to blame others.

        We know Obama has made mistakes. Has he ever actually admitted to one, or just continued to blame everything on other people?

  • radsenior

    Does it matter where the blame lies when the nation is going down the tubes because no one wants to talk or compromise? Combative and confrontational attitudes seep across Washington but everyone goes out of town rather than stay and work things out. The legislative segment, those charged with passing laws benefiting the people by increasing or decreasing taxation and services, have the duty and responsibility to pass laws for the exact same reason. Last I heard Obama won in November. Bobby Jindal’s “Stupid Party” comment does not ring hollow with the actions and antics of the TEA-quest-traitors as they march the nation over the Sequestration cliff. The total income share for the 1 percent has jumped more in the U.S. than in any other major Western country since 1960, according to new research by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. The top 1 percent’s share of income dipped in some European countries and increased by up to 4 percentages elsewhere, but in the good old U.S., land of opportunity, it soared over 9 percentage points. Rep. Ryan proposed (R-P90X), and the House passed, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 last summer. After it died in the Senate, the Sequester Replacement Act was slightly tweaked and brought back by House Republicans during John Boehner’s fiscal cliff Plan B fiasco.
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) noted during the Plan B debate on the House floor that the Ryan/GOP cuts would throw a combined 600,000 poor children off of food stamps and Medicaid. Literally, Paul Ryan is trying to protect the defense industry by starving hundreds of thousands of economically disadvantaged children. And John Boehner’s “Grand Bargain” was D.O.A. Getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions which have benefited those with money and influence should be the first action of this 113th Congress. Get registered, vote, and get out the vote! We well know the truth of the concentration of wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people and the concentration of power in stricter, less compassionate hands. “Sweep your state Capital CLEAN….in 2014″ “Sweep the House CLEAN….in 2014″ “Sweep the Senate CLEAN….in 2014″

    • billbear1961

      “Literally, Paul Ryan is trying to protect the defense industry by starving hundreds of thousands of economically disadvantaged children.”

      This is why I effing HATE the GOP. These bigots and Big Money WHORES are guilty of DEPRAVITY—and the sick bastards call themselves GOD-FEARING! Yes, with their record, they should indeed fear God! Their hypocrisy sickens me!

      I’ve loathed the GOP since Reagan entered the Oval Office in 1981 and the great plundering of the nation’s patrimony began, for the sake of the VAMPIRES AT THE TOP.

      But it’s when they voted against government-funded healthcare for the children of the working poor under George W. Bush because “it would COST TOO MUCH”—and the great “Christian” vetoed the insurance legislation the Dems had managed to get passed despite GOP opposition—that I realized what sick FUCKS these “people” were.

      At least 17,000 kids DIED without adequate healthcare during W’s 8 years while HUGE TAX CUTS were passed for the filthy rich and a TRILLION was spent on the war in Iraq they LIED to get us into!

      Instead of looking after sick kids, Republicans were content to make them BEG for medical help on TELETHONS.

      That one depraved SIN—all by itself—is enough to condemn the GOP for all time!

      Let this party—these servants of MAMMON, of filthy LUCRE, of profit AT ANY PRICE—be disbanded—forever!—and replaced with a respectable progressive conservative party—like those enjoyed by many of our more civilized allies.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

    This may be over simplifying the issue but it would seem,at least for republicans,that there is more than one way to shut down the government.Regardless of the method,one can hardly claim patriotism with any credibility when you endeavor to engineer a disaster.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/26NVEMWEQODYKQVKCEB4QYQ4HA Shelley

    Chicken Little continues to sell us the idea that the sky is falling. Someone needs to sucker punch the lot of them. McConell, McCain and the rest need to be taken out. They continue to get in the way of the common man from having a life. Why are we paying them? They have not threat of anything they talk about. To them it’s a game not even a real job. Who works where they don’t have to solve they problem and can then just go home for weeks and still have a job to come back to. Let them work for a living where it’s not all favors for payoffs. McCain is a sick man and McConell is just plain messed up. Arrogance and grudges are not the way to run a country. TAKE ‘EM OUT.

  • ObozoMustGo

    WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!!!! OBOZO IS GETTING AWAY WITH BALD-FACED LIES ONCE AGAIN.

    The useful idiots and yellow journalists that write that write in this leftist septic tank will NOT tell you the truth. But ObozoMustGo will do their work for them, as usual. Let’s examine the 2 different Obozo’s right here:

    OBOZO PRESS CONFERENCE, Nov. 21, 2011 – “Already, some in Congress are attempting to undue these automatic spending cuts. My message to them is simple: NO! I will veto ANY effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts, domestic and defense spending.There will be no easy offramps on this one.”

    Here he is in his own words: youtube(dot)com/watch?v=VqD2h7e_MLg

    OBOZO PRESS CONFERENCE, Feb. 19, 2013 — We all know what he said yesterday and in the days prior about blaming Congress (hear Republicans) for not coming up with a bill to end the sequester (aka auotmatic spending cuts). Here is the link to the other half of the LIAR IN CHIEF’S statement:

    Obozo in his own words: youtube(dot)com/watch?v=N2qKuMjQvR0

    I hope you enjoy wathcing your messiah, in his own words telling yet again another huge lie. He’s a despicable piece of garbage.

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    Have nice day!

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels

    • WhutHeSaid

      Yes, yes — he’s your leader. He’s more successful than you. He’s wealthier than you. He’s smarter than you. He’s more popular than you. He’s more honest than you. He’s more powerful than you. He can kick your ass. No matter how often you whine and snivel, the country will do what he says — not what you say.

      Oh yes, I almost forgot: He’s black!

      (Hee-hee!)

      Do try to enjoy your day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        what’s up whut, you racist pig? Can’t dispute my facts, can you? Go back to your crack pipe, you loser.

        Have a nice high!

        “I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.” – Booker T. Washington

        • WhutHeSaid

          Yes, yes … he’s BLACK. Sorry ’bout your luck. But, hey — look on the bright side: He’ll only remind you that he’s the President (and you’re not) for FOUR MORE YEARS. You can wait him out, and in 4 short years you won’t be reminded EVERY SINGLE DAY that you are INFERIOR to the BLACK MAN in the WHITE HOUSE who is YOUR LEADER.

          (hee-hee!)

          Have a nice day!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

      Replying to ObozoMustGo -

      Your quote from Joseph Goebbels is the perfect example of Dick and George spreading lies about WMD in order to SUCK HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUT OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY in order to give it to the wealthy individuals and corporations who are the only ones to benefit from that disaster.

      Is President Obama without fault? Hardly!!

      However, he is far and away a much better President than anyone from the TURD PARTY would have made.

      • ObozoMustGo

        You know, Jimbo…. sometimes I wonder how in world you became so stupid as to believe such nonsense. You’re not a bad guy, but damit dude, I’m just not sure if your IQ exceeds even your age!!!!! I’ll bet you’re a truther, aren’t you?

        Have a nice day!

        “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

          Why don’t you take your stupid lies and remarks and crawl back under the rock you crawled out from under and stay until 2017 when there will be a new president. You are the one must go because the President isn’t going anywhere until 2017 no matter how many lies and half truths that you and others like you post. Why don’t you come up with some orginial quotes instead of stealing others quotes. Don’t have a nice day.

          • ObozoMustGo

            hey moron… I posted the YouTube links of Obozo saying exact opposite statements about the sequester. You can watch your messiah lie his ugly face off all day long in his own words from his own fetid pie hole. But if I know you leftist freaks, you won’t do anything that challenges your religious ferver for your messiah.

            Have a nice day!

            “The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” ― John Locke

  • ObozoMustGo

    One other point for all of you useful idiots and leftist freaks screaming about the “sequester”:

    THERE ACTUALLY ARE NO SPENDING CUTS. THERE IS ONLY $85 BILLION IN REDUCTIONS TO THE RATE OF GROWTH OF SPENDING IN THE COMING BUDGET YEAR. ONLY $44 BILLION THIS YEAR. THAT IN A NEARLY $4 TRILLION DOLLAR BUDGET!!!

    Anyone that actually believes the lies that fly from Obozo’s fetid pie hole about massive numbers of teachers and firefighters and air traffic controllers etc. etc. being laid off is a complete idiot and moron. Obozo is yelling that the sky is falling when, of course, it is not.

    Have a nice day!

    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation…
    One is by sword…
    The other is by debt.”
    John Adams 1826

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

      Replying to ObozoMustGo -

      Where were your words of wisdom about debt when Dick & George were gorging on the public credit card?

      You do remember, don’t you? “RONALD REAGAN TAUGHT US THAT DEFICITS DON’T MATTER.”
      It was DICK Cheney that reminded us of that, wasn’t it?

      • ObozoMustGo

        Saying the same thing, Jimbo. You just weren’t listening back then. No doubt Bush was profligate spender, especially after the DemonRATS took over the Congress in 2006. But even morons like leftist freaks should be able to do basic math and know that, although debt is not good, the real issues are as follows:

        1) Debt to GDP ratio…. which has gone from about 66% to over 100% of GDP in just 4 short years under Obozo. It took 225 years to run up $10 TRILLION and just 4 years to run up $6.5 TRILLION more. So, although no debt is the best case scenario, deficits are not of much consequence when overall debt ratio is low and the economy is BOOMING like it was under Reagan as much as 6% to 7% per year some years during his term. And government revenues grew at record pace.

        2) Government spending as a percentage of GDP. Traditionally in modern times, and even in Bush years, government spending as a percentage of GDP hovered between about 18% and just under 20% of GDP every year. Under Obozo, he has jacked that number to nearly 25% of GDP and growing fast. In otherwords, government is consuming more and more of our economy. NOT a good thing.

        Now, having been educated by the above two important points, it’s painfully clear that you leftist freaks have NO intention of cutting spending. It’s obvious you’re one of the mendicants, Jimbo, and don’t really give a damn about the debt you’re continuing to pile on your grandchildren and their children. Instead, you’d rather play the blame game and ignore the speck in your own eye by pointing out false things that are as far gone in history as the Reagan years.

        Why not bury the hatchet and start accpeting the reality that America is broke?

        Why not bury the hatchet and buck up to having a responsible, adult conversation about how we need to start weening people and businesses off of the public dole? There’s no money left, Jimbo. 43 cents of every dollar the US government spends are borrowed.

        To ignore this reality for your own benefits is not only negligent, it’s supporting generational theft, and it’s downright immoral.

        Have a nice day!

        “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” – Milton Friedman, his book by that title

        • tobyspeeks

          Is it possible for you to make a comment without resorting to childish playground name calling and even more immature insults? You don’t do a thing for your cause when resorting to behavior worse than congress.

          • ObozoMustGo

            You may have a point there, toby. It’s a weekness of mine that I do not suffer fools easily. And there are many leftist freak fools on here. I’m sorry. I’ll try to do better. Thanks for the tip.

            Have a nice day!

            “Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods.” – H.L. Mencken

  • http://www.facebook.com/spookpekes2 LaRae Bailey

    These guys will do anything including the destruction of this country as long as they get to remain in office, with their current benefit levels and look polished, blaming everything on someone else. I say you either do your damned jobs, do what is best for the country, not yourselves, or get the hell out of office and go home. You guys are a disgrace to this country, seeking nothing but advantages, caring nothing about its people, its policies, the constitution and lastly what her people want or have worked, bled and died for. What a selfish ,selfcentered bunch of people you are and shame on we the people for ever voting you into office once let alone a second term. We the people need to clean house and send these self serving lazy people back to where they came from unemployed.

  • tobyspeeks

    I can’t believe the games both sides are playing. Obama new exactly what he was doing when he agreed to across the board cuts including the right’s pet, Porky the military. Boener and Co. went along with it with thoughts of blaming the economic disaster of the cuts on Obama since it was his White House proposals. While waiting to the last minute calling bluffs, the Republicans will not win this game. No matter what happens, another 3 month extension, the cuts go through, some form of compromise for the rich paying more taxes, the Republicans will take the blame from all of the left, all of the fringe on the right and some of the rest of the right.

    • ObozoMustGo

      toby, you cannot be that ignorant of facts, can you? I suppose that’s a minimum qualification for being a leftist freak, right? Anyway, the Republicans proposed in November of 2011 to eliminate the auto cuts (sequester) and Obozo himself said he would veto it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m no fan of Boner or the Repub leadership and consider them feckless amatures, but facts are facts. They passed the bill and like hundreds of other bills they have passed, empty head Harry Reid has thrown them in the garbage and has not even allowed committee hearings on them. Empty Head Harry is the obstructionist in our political system now, not the Republicans. And he’s doing it under Obozo’s orders.

      Now Obozo says he wants to eliminate the sequester cuts. Look at my earlier post that calls this a bunch of crap in the headline. You can link to the 2 YouTube videos of Obozo in he own words talking out of both sides of his mouth.

      The fact is, this is just a political game to Obozo. He has no interest in ending the so-called cuts (which are NOT cuts, but only reductions in future increases of the tiniest amount). What Obozo really wants is to be able to blame Republicans in set up for the 2014 elections. He wants full, unchallenged control of the government. This is just another gambit in a long standing strategy to eliminate opposition to his growing dictatorship. All dictators do the same thing.

      There’s your lesson for the day.

      Have a nice day!

      “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

  • http://twitter.com/DFL4701 Douglas Lang

    Republicans gave Obama the raises he wanted… he promised tax cuts… now he is back tracking on that promise. You cannot raise peoples taxes and then raise spending…

    • middleclasstaxpayer

      As long as liberals are spending OTHER PEOPLE’S money, they don’t care…take from the “rich” (ie: middle class tax payers) and give to everyone else….never worked anywhere else, but they try to do it anyway.

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