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Sequester cuts a time
bomb for GOP?

Politico, by Darren Samuelsohn

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Posted By:congaree53, 2/9/2013 1:53:54 PM

Republicans open to letting billions in sequester cuts go through figure they can blame the president if the economy goes south. But Democrats are betting they can shift that blame right back to the GOP. They’re so confident, in fact, that they’re already eyeing at least 10 Republican-held seats with strong military connections from Florida to California to target in 2014, after sequester cuts have trickled down to local bases where jobs are lost and voters notice.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 2/9/2013 2:18:00 PM     (No. 9167630)

Scare tactics from Politico an arm of the Dem. Party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RPool, 2/9/2013 2:23:22 PM     (No. 9167640)

It all depends upon the clarity and repetition of the Republican messaging. The sequester was Obama´s idea and took effect because the Democrats have failed repeatedly to produce a budget. Those are very clear but I´m not holding my breath.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/9/2013 2:23:59 PM     (No. 9167641)

The Demz are worried that Zipp0´z cuts will go through?
There are proven ways to deal with a blackmailer. One is to refuse them and take the consequences. Another is to get something bigger to hold over the blackmailer´s head. Submitting to the blackmailer is usually the worst thing to do. Never take advise from the blackmailer´s allies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 2/9/2013 2:37:56 PM     (No. 9167658)

Dittos, #1. We´ve been through this cycle several times now: Dem manufactured crisis; GOP threat; Dem scare; LSM intensification; GOP "reasonable" proposal; NerØbama/Reid intransigence; LSM dire predictions; Senate "gang" compromise to save the day; GOP cave; new Dem manufactured crisis; ...

Time to call the bluff and end the game.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: beat the press, 2/9/2013 3:02:32 PM     (No. 9167675)

This is all B.S. politico propaganda. Barry owns the sequestration and is on tape threatening to veto any attempt to change it. It will make great political ads for republicans to demonstrate how obama craps on your leg and tells you it´s sleeting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/9/2013 3:03:42 PM     (No. 9167677)

I can imagine if Politico had been around for Monica Lewinsky: "Clinton affair with young White House intern, barely beyond her teenage years, spells big trouble for GOP".

But what would you expect from Washington Post cast offs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/9/2013 3:20:51 PM     (No. 9167695)

Speaker Boehner you have Obama in box now keep him there. Politico proves their worried.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: reilly, 2/9/2013 3:30:54 PM     (No. 9167707)


Whistling pass the graveyard, Polito-colon.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/9/2013 3:38:13 PM     (No. 9167715)

Its like watching World Wide Wrestling in its prime. Screaming fans waving foam fingers supporting their guy, shocked when he loses. The fact its all scripted doesn´t matter, they love the illusion, or deny it exists.

Of course, the actors don´t care. They are making money and splitting the profits.

Got Tea?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 2/9/2013 3:41:54 PM     (No. 9167722)

It always warms my heart to see Dems so concerned about Republican re-election chances. Boehners twice offered a reasonable package of alternative spending cuts, Obamas offered a package with 50% tax hikes, Senate Dems (crickets).

It´s slowly dawning on Democrats they might lose this. Republicans will finally have a victory over Obama. They´ll also have proof that they´re the serious party when it comes to reducing the deficit and ultimately the debt. That´s not a losing position.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 2/9/2013 4:18:03 PM     (No. 9167760)

Let the sequestration proceed. There will be a lot of posturing and head fakes by all of the special interests, including the defense contractors and their lobby. How about cutting the weapon systems that you read about that the service branches don´t want, but are a favorite of some congressman and cronies. Looks like the Pentagon is aiding and abetting the Dems in scare tactics and high profile threats of one kind or another. Add drones and subtract generals.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Yosemite Sam, 2/9/2013 4:57:04 PM     (No. 9167794)



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Reply 13 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 2/9/2013 5:13:23 PM     (No. 9167813)

I see nothing to gain for the democrats by continuing to push the economy into the toilet and everything to gain by avoiding another economic catastrophe. That is, unless the real goal is the destruction of our constitutional republic.

What are the REAL motives of the left?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lylacat, 2/9/2013 5:19:44 PM     (No. 9167821)

This makes no sense; the democrats will not pass a budget, the democrats continue to spend at an unsustainable rate, and Harry Reid, the doofus democrat leading the senate will not let any bills come to the floor that will help jobs or tighten spending. So both democrats and republicans signed on to sequester. It has to happen to cut spending across the board. The economy is not great now, and no matter what we do, we will suffer, as we cannot keep the present rate of spending without a depression. Remember, 0bama is printing 83 billions dollars each month to pay for his spending; each dollar he prints makes everything cost more and makes our savings worth less. I cannot believe people are so stupid they can not see this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/9/2013 5:28:25 PM     (No. 9167834)

Since this was invented by the WH, I would say no to Politico.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FormerDem, 2/9/2013 5:41:27 PM     (No. 9167843)

The cuts are tiny, and if they hurt, it will be because the Administration shapes them to hurt. Back in your court.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/9/2013 5:49:53 PM     (No. 9167847)

All lies. We need spending cuts and this is a start. We cannot borrow almost half of what Hussein spends. Printing money will only bring inflation. The economy will still be in the Obama Depression in 2014, and we can win if there is not too much voter fraud.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cleanhouseindc, 2/9/2013 6:22:34 PM     (No. 9167883)

17 - the only win will be if the repubs grow a pair and stop appeasement suicide. As things stand now, they have so alienated the conservative masses that I don´t believe they have a chance of keeping even the house.

Go third party!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Mercedesops, 2/9/2013 6:35:33 PM     (No. 9167897)

The GOP is commuting suicide Remember the Great White Fleet fiasco

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/9/2013 10:01:45 PM     (No. 9168019)

Where is the republican congress? I haven´t heard a peep out of them. They should be front and center on this.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/9/2013 10:56:17 PM     (No. 9168071)

It bears repeating for the nth time - the "cuts" are not cuts.

They are slight decreases in the built-in rate of increase.

There are never _any_ cuts.

Rinse and repeat this message!

Oh, and as for hurting, don´t make me laugh. Try being in the private sector.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/10/2013 5:41:54 AM     (No. 9168228)

Boehner just needs to continue passing legislation that decares certain critical activities off limits for Obama to cut.. like military salaries & existing SS payments.

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