Most of you know the story by now: Obama first tried to blame a pending (fictional) sequester apocalypse on the Republicans -even though the sequester mechanism/legislation was entirely the President's own invention, and he signed it. Those who dared point-out the actual truth were threatened, attacked, mocked, and denigrated.
So Dear Leader tells us the automatic budget cuts are now bad, and he insists on replacing half the cuts with revenue in the form of NEW TAXES. The GOP astoundingly grew a pair -at least temporarily- and told him to go pound sand.
Plan C...? That would be doing all they can to make ordinary Americans feel the pain, and Republicans the heat: after all,
if there's no price to pay , all can see Obama has been intentionally misleading the public re. the consequences of letting the minuscule 1% reduction in 2013 budget spending go through, as came to be on Friday, March 1st. Any actual suffering will now be amplified and showcased at every turn, while other artificial crises of Obama's own making will be inflicted upon us, then blamed on the Republicans.
Since you're talking about a far-left administration -the most radical in US history- that never deals in good faith, treats outsiders like garbage, has zero interest in what any non-Obammunists think, and will do ANYthing it can get away with, no one should be surprised then that Obama's got his militarized and heavily-politicized DHS -you know, the ones with a panzer division and mountains of ammo- releasing illegal aliens already convicted of committing crimes in this country, allegedly to save money because -of course- the Republicans have screwed us over...
Last night, we took a look at how House Speaker John Boehner's significant gamble on the sequester has paid off so far.
This morning, Politico's Glenn Thrust and Carrie Budoff Brown write the opposite angle — that President Barack Obama's consistent doomsday warnings of the pain of the sequester have made it seem like he's "crying wolf."
One top Democratic Congressional aide slammed the Obama administration's muddled messaging to Politico:
Quote:“Don’t accentuate a fight you don’t intend to wage [and] can’t win. … They spent two weeks building up sequester as a horror show and then got fact-checked a dozen times and were forced to back off their own claims of it being a disaster once they were forced to acquiesce to the cuts happening.”
The White House has pushed back on this by saying that their intention was never to warn of immediate doom. Obama has consistently said that the effects of the cuts won't be felt immediately. But some worried that Obama waited too long to warn about the sequester and ended up trying to cram too much into the past few weeks.
Meanwhile, a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post suggests that Americans support cutting the budget along the lines of the sequester except in the defense area.
The poll does not ask about the specific cuts in the sequester, but 61 percent said they support the 5 percent cut in overall spending, compared with only 33 percent who were opposed. Sixty percent, on the other hand, oppose cutting the military budget by 8 percent. Only 34 percent support that.
A new CBS poll released Tuesday found that Americans are troubled by the sequester overall. But 38 percent of Americans blame the sequester's implementation on Congressional Republicans, while 33 percent blame Obama and Congressional Democrats. That still leaves Obama in good political shape, but it likely won't create the mass public pressure that will bring Republicans back to negotiations.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-sequester-plan-cuts-boehner-poll-2013-3#ixzz2Mm7U4p2h