President Obama has gone all-in trying to get Republicans to blink and serve up another round of tax increases in lieu of the looming spending sequester. Eschewing talks with Congress or any pretense of leadership, he is instead flying around the country burning $180,000 an hour on Air Force One laying out a parade of horribles that will descend upon us if the growth of federal spending were reduced by one iota. Why is he doing this? Because the mainstream media are lapping it up. Poisoned meat coming to grocery shelves near you! Air traffic grinds
A good start would be to get rid of the baseline budget idea and the notion of any automatic increase. Then a cut would be a cut and we would be done with this hypocritical crying demagoguery as we have today over a 2 % reduction in the rate of increase. After trillions in real increases doubling the spending, this is not yet a real cut! GOP caving to this hysteria and lies must end or all the disasters Obama predicts will happen for real. Another fact is that even Obamas beneficiaries in the public sector will be destroyed by a total collapse just like the private sector is now being destroyed. Wake up!
We have a real cabal here. There is a willful political party that wants to spend and grow government at all cost. There is also a majority of the press supporting that party, making it hard to overcome.
The employees of this spend-at-all-cost government are also duplicitous in the engagement. So this is a pretty tough hill to climb.
Those of us who are outsiders trying to restrain the insiders growing government for their own personal gain are at disadvantage.
I think that galvanizing the Tea Party movement in a serious manner is the best way to break the socialist/commy political shift. Also, Breitbart-style media control is also very helpful.
There are still more of us than of them. On a personal note, I´m going to have to call out even members of my own family for being Obama supporters. We each must do the same.
As always,the Democrats are playing the long game, if there is this much angst and discomfort over an $85 Billion INCREASE, will anyone in the future have the strength to attempt an actual cut? I doubt it. Harry Reid actually fought to retain the $25k for the Cowboy Poetry Festival, how will it ever be possible to cut NPR,ACORN (it´s still there, don´t kid yourself)Planned Parenthood and the rest. The Dems know the Republicans don´t have the wherewithal to fight to the death over ever dime the way they do.
#5. I stayed tuned for the clip, and it´s true! Obama DID backpedal ...
Obama gave a speech yesterday in which he drastically changed his doomsday rhetoric -- this is my paraphrase (not verbatim):
You may not notice anything from the sequester, unless you work in the Pentagon or if you´re a family waiting for your child to get a slot in Head Start ... but make no mistake, the sequester will hurt the economy ...
It doesn´t matter if the Rinos in DC cave tomorrow and give the prez what he wants. He still looks like a fool marching all over this country on Air Force One -- spending taxpayer´s dollars to make a political statement.
If you think Obama was insufferable over the sequester, just wait for the government shutdown show during the month of March. AF1 will be given a fresh annual and Obama will take to the skies. His first speech will feature food stamp horror story victims.
#20, the food stamp EBT fiasco, that we the taxpayers afford is a good place to start trimming. At a local bakery in our town, women come in with EBT cards and do not buy day old bread or basics, no, they order 100 dollar cakes for kid´s parties. On one such order the EBT patron was not satisfied that the $100 Cinderella cake had enough glitter on the frosting so threw it against the wall and demanded a new one. And they complied. I don´t believe this was the intent of food stamps or EBT but some of these have scams that run up $5k balances on their cards. How is this possible? But we will hear how they are starving it we cut as little as $1.
My question is why aren´t Republicans countering Obama´s "rallies of lies" with ads on TV that give the kind of easily understood examples like the one Poster #4 gave? Spend some money to actually do something to save the country instead of saving it for the re-election of the folks that got us into this situation.
I know I beat this dead horse regularly but when will the RNC realize there is more to politics than winning an election. How about just once debunk the lies of the democrats. You may just gain a few converts.
There´s no such thing as a "media blunder" for Obama. After the past four years, who could possibly assume such a ridiculous premise. The media will cover Obama 100%. If they look like they´re criticizing him, look again. It´s a setup for the next big coddle.
Yesterday Obama had a "meeting" with the House Republicans for SEVEN MINUTES. In other words, just long enough for him to claim that there was a meeting at which the Republicans refused to "compromise". He didn´t even try to convince them. Does this look as though the Republicans are caving? Does it even look as though they are being asked to do so? It seems to me Obama has given up on that and now is just settling for blaming them.
You would think this would open people´s eyes to just how much some depend on the government for their very existence. Obama has been going around touting just how this will bring the country to it´s knees with no food for children, no daycare for children, no education etc. etc. etc. The only thing that this will hurt are politicians who enjoy passing out goodies to the low information voters who think that government is the answer.
If Dick Morris and others are right, Fauxbama is flailing because he knows the economy is tanking and he wants to divert attention from his tax hikes (as cause) and instead fix attention on republicans re: the sequester.
My prediction: the press will still give him a pass for the next few years, but when it´s finally finished they´ll embrace the PIAPS, saying that she can solve our problems (problems they refused to discuss for eight years).
Reguardless of whet happens tomorrow, you can bet the farm the there will be some high visiablity actions for the public to see and that the dims already have ads ready to go Monday morning about how all of this is the fault of Republicans. And the Republicans will not have any response to the attacks. Happens every time.
I´m getting to to point that I really don´t trust the "leaders" of the Repubican party either. Just like Karl Rove, all they think of is finding people who are "electable". And they usually means some RINO or dim lite.
"we get to watch the leader of the Western world holding a busted flush..."
The obamaclown looks like a fool every other day but as long as very few laugh at him, the foolishness goes unnoticed.
Many people still give him the benefit of believing he has America´s best interests at heart when only our destruction is on his mind. The man has a sick mind and the sequester fiasco is just one more step on the way down.
Bamboozler and team are probably fighting against spending cuts as hard as they are because they can´t afford to give an inch, lest a protocol be set which is opposite of their goals.
The DC lefties pretty much have a zero tolerance on spending cuts, a digital value of "no", if you will. They are conditioning the republicans and American citizens, in more ways than one.
There are only absolute values in their world and no dissent must be allowed first and foremost, to maximize long term destruction to America. Sounds like Middle East dictators or communist nations, aye? Go figure.
When zippy was successfully blaming the Republicans, the sky was falling. Now that the truth about the sequester´s origin has come out via Bob Woodward, and zippy is being blamed, all of a sudden it´s no big deal. Even koolade drinking leftists have to see the bait and switch zippy is trying to pull off.
Obomaphones (people did w/o these for years). Guns for Mexican drug cartels. Guns to Al Queda. Fighter jets and tanks to Egypt. Foreign aid to the Middle East countries. Conventions and conferences. Maintainging unused buildings and vacant homes (sell them). Credit card abuse. Food stamp abuse (no alcohol, junk food, etc.) Medicare fraud. Funding stupid research studies. Cut back govt employee salaries. Tvs, Ipads, Ipods and Iphones for govt. employees. Funding for the Kennedy family. Tax refunds to dead people and subsidies to prisoners and dead people. Hollywood subsidies. Use of Air Force 1 to campaign against the American people. Photo ops and vacations for Obozo. Mooche´s wigs, vacations and expensive wardrobe.
Does anyone know why we pay for the Presidents wife and kids, I don´t care what party you are, to go anywhere except with the President? They are not elected officials?! That expense needs to be stopped immediately. It has been abused to the max and we can no longer afford it.
If the Sequester goes into effect despite all of Obama´s herculean efforts, how will Obama continue to be viewed as a Messiah?
Messiahs don´t lose, especially to Republicans, whom Obama has spent his entire presidency sneering at for their lack of intelligence on every issue under the sun.
The only way the Democrat/MSM machine will be able to salvage Obama´s reputation as a superior being after his Sequester defeat will to force the issue out of the public consciousness as quickly as possible.
Blaming the Republicans would be a major error, since doing so would remind the public that the Republicans were smarter than Obama at a crucial time, and that Obama is not only a loser, but a sore and whiny one.
My take, say all you want about the pubbies appearance of being in disarray. To some extent, they are. But, dont lose view of the dims. In their case, it is not the appearance of being in disarray, they are in disarray. I dare say that Obie´s hidden worry is that this year´s sequester and subsequent sequesters will put his ObieCare at risk of collapse. Imagine that.
When you think about it, the pubblies displaying disarray, whether true or not is the perfect cover for letting Obie stew in his own fat.
Obie owns the sequester. I doubt it will be all that hard to chop a few government travel junkets and other pork out of the spending plan. Only question is whose pork gets chopped out of the budget first after Obie gets done blowing away tax dollars on his AF-1 sequester circus.
It is past time for the CIA to give Obama the same treatment it gave Hugo Chavez. Where are the patriots who promised to support the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic? Well there he is, the biggest fraud, terrorist, traitor and saboteur in American history. They had Patton killed for far less. Communists are taking over the government, and our destruction is there on the horizon.
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