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What more is there to add to this? He and Rand Paul are 100% correct.

“Obama may be popular with the American public writ large (even then Gallup only has him at 51 percent), but he is not popular in red states or red congressional districts. Americans may hate Congress, but they love their congressmen.

And since there are fewer swing districts than ever, Republican House members fear a primary from the right far more than Obama’s popularity.”

Hold the line. Let the sequester kick in, and pass a simple bill authorizing the executive departments and agencies to figure out how to cut.

Put it on the Obami.

The sequester will come March 1st, the Armageddon Obama is currently predicting won’t happen, and Republicans will be very well positioned for the March 27th continuing resolution showdown.

    ThomasD in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Well said. Hold the line being the order of the day.

    If anything we should be drawing more attention to all the doom and gloom predictions of hell on Earth type disaster from the sequester.

    Why? Because when the sequester comes around and the sky doesn’t fall people just might begin to see that the bureaucrats are full of hot air and not much else.

    Might even spark some internecine warfare within the Federal leviathan – as different interests begin to squabble over just who is most deserving of keeping their funding. This never happens when the tide is always rising.

      Ragspierre in reply to ThomasD. | February 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      One of the messaging opportunities here is to use Pres. Sleeper’s demagogic predictions to screw him to the wall.

      Let the sequester happen. THEN let the people see how Obama lied to them. The commercials write themselves.

      Let the Defense Department ash-can their “Green” goo, which has nothing but a crony benefit to anyone. No harm to our readiness, whatsoever.

        Kenshu Ani in reply to Ragspierre. | February 22, 2013 at 7:54 am

        “THEN let the people see how Obama lied to them.”

        The only problem with this is that Obama has been lying throughout his presidency but the GOP never calls him on it. It is too early in the morning (caffeine hasn’t kicked in) for me to state all of the lies, but the big one I do remember is the promise to have Obamacare debates on CSPAN instead of behind closed doors.

          Ragspierre in reply to Kenshu Ani. | February 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

          Well, you’re right and wrong.

          Obama lies constantly.

          The GOP points to his lies constantly.

          The media even occasionally throw a glance at his lies.

          But they don’t BEGIN to deal with them as they MUST be. See Benghazi, administration lies.

    The only problem with “Put it on the Obami” is that he’ll decide the priorities of the budget, which means he can cut those essential services that people needs if he so desires, just to make a political point.

    I pray that he doesn’t, but I’m not holding my breath on that point either.

      ThomasD in reply to Paul. | February 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Services, even if truly essential, are provided by someone. Rest assured that any such persons who do provide such services, and are facing cuts, will not only announce the pending cuts, but probably will also have found a list of somewhat less important things that might be cut instead.

      Ultimately we must start somewhere, or face inevitable ruin. There will be mistakes, and there will be much learning along the way. What the ruling class fears most is that we will sooner or later learn that we do not need them.

casualobserver | February 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Call me silly, but it seems to me politicians have long used the art of the con. Some just get stuck and become pathological about it.

And more recently it seems every time there is any discussion about cutting OR just not spending where progressives want to spend, the first people they trot out and stand in front of are the most essential and needed. You will die in the streets because this fire figther behind me won’t be paid unless Congress approves the $800 billion honey pot for all our programs. Now we are to believe we will suffer the same death in the same street because of the sequester. And on and on and on …..

I have great faith in our Republican leadership. That is why I am going to make a market killing on the white material used to make flags.

I agree with Rand Paul and Rush. This sequester business is just a pile of what’s out there in the barn right now. And I’ve been ashamed of my country since about 2008. It just keeps getting worse and worse.

“In Hans Christian Andersen terms, Obama is the princess and the sequester is the pea. Over the next 10 years, the sequester amounts to a $1.16 trillion cut, or

***roughly 3 cents on every federal dollar.***

If we can’t squeeze a couple of pennies out of every dollar, we might as well begin our great national bankruptcy proceedings right now.

This year we are supposed to cut $85 billion from a $3.5 trillion budget.

***And it won’t even be that much.***

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government won’t be able to cut the full $85 billion. It will manage to cut only about half that in 2013.

As Yuval Levin of the journal National Affairs points out, even with the sequester, the federal government will spend a little more in 2013 than in 2012, $3.553 compared to $3.538 trillion. Welcome to the Age of Austerity.”

Yep. Death and deprivation….

Obama lies. All. The. Time.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | February 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    You have to start from a basic understanding…

    1. Collectivists LIE

    2. Collectivists are hypocrites

    3. Collectivists demagogue

    “Even if the Senate plan did end the tax break for private jets [which it does NOT], it wouldn’t make much of a difference. The tax break – which allows the owners of private jets to depreciate their airplanes over five years instead of the standard seven years for commercial airplanes

    [which came out of a Deemocrat Congress…as a “stimulus” program]

    – would raise less than $300 million a year. That’s a tiny fraction of the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts scheduled to go into effect this year.”


BannedbytheGuardian | February 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Those first responders standing behind The President – why do they do it?

No matter who the speaker is , why do people agree to validate a politician without even knowing what they will say? Have they read the transcript , have they signed no smirking agreements ?

Or was Andy Warhol truly a seer ?

I can understand a few bureaucrats who are often a shoulder away but not a f* cking stage managed platoon of uniformed officers. That goes for military also unless they are forced.

It is a disgusting sight. Thank God Komrad Breznev did not think of it -& that the USSR had no spare film if it did occur.

When the likes of Rush finally finally come out and say what he said, we have crossed the Rubicon. The financial debacle planned and being implemented is absolutely intentional. It really is 1932 in America. Hard to believe? —

— One picture is worth a thousand words. Several pictures are worth more:

I have the nerve to call the DC clowns’ bluff on this mockery…

Go Ahead And Cut Essential Services And See What Happens To Your Jobs, Bozos.

Let It Burn. The Christmas plan is still an option if has to do anything at all.

Hey, our president is black. That ought to make us feel good and hopeful. That ought to warm the cockles of our hearts. It’s historic. So what if for the first time, like Rush, we’re ashamed of our country? That’s historic, too. Hey, our president is black….

There was a time, when this wasn’t true. Under Newt’s leadership, we saw a reversal of this. Government really shrank. Rush could have stopped Romney and endorsed Newt. He could have stopped Obama. He could have put an end the Romney train wreck. Rusk should take a long look in the mirror and be disgusted at himself. We are at the brink of collapse, and I can only think about what today would be like if Newt was in office. We could have had President Newt Rush, President Newt!

    You’re wrong about Rush having the ‘power’ to do what you’re suggesting.

    If you were correct, Rush would have pressed the magic button you believe he has, and Romney could have beat Obama, and Boehner would never have been elected Squeaker. Your logic suggests Rush sabotaged Newt so Romney would lose to Obama.

    Either your logic is off, or you don’t believe what you wrote.

      Rush has influence over the Republican Party. His endorsement in the primary in Florida could have sunk Romney and crowned Newt. No one else has even close the amount of influence Rush has, and withheld it when it was needed the most. Now we stand to lose everything.

        That’s simply not accurate. Romney lost because Romney — an otherwise brilliant man — ran his campaign like a moron. He also lost in Ohio, Boehner’s home state. (By the way, do you know Boehner didn’t even campaign for Romney?) Millions of potential Romney voters sat home because it was too painful to pull the lever for a guy who said ‘Obama is a nice young man, just in over his head.’

        Romney lost because of Romney — and the incompetents (from the Karl Rove school of bullsh-t) who ran his Etch-a-Sketch campaign.

        How you blame Rush Limbaugh for Romney’s defeat at his own hands is beyond the realm of logic.

          Stick to the conversation, Rush is complaining about Obama being in office when he alone could have done something to prevent it. That’s it. Romney is irrelevant, there was no way he could win outside some super scandal emerging. Romney being an incompetent politician was known ahead of time, that’s why Obama selected him as his challenger. Why Rush went along with this, I have no idea.

It’s tough to convince the 30 and under crowd because they haven’t been around long enough to know how much better things could be.
They’ve been knocked numb by the posturing of O and the over-emotional platforms. They’ve been made to feel bad or guilty if they don’t take responsibility for people who don’t care a damn about who they hurt just as long as they get. The unbalanced programing began in school years ago. It’s extremely frustrating to see their frustrations of not finding jobs and leading credit card lives.

Someone once told me the pendulum theory. I hope the sequester will make the swing peak and then head us back in a better direction – even if it takes another decade.

Just a little sarcasm for levity. This thread is racist for suggesting the Sequester deal was Obama’s plan to begin with.

But it was. Can’t have that truth come out.

Hm. The pendulum theory may not succeed in these times – since every opposing direction is considered racist.

The ‘Milleniums’ will one day seek our counsel, as they finally ask “Is there something here we’re missing?”

At that point, you’ll finally be able to tell them the truth you know and that they finally seek to hear.