President Obama signed an order Friday night to begin automatic budget cuts across most federal departments. The White House released a copy of the order at 8:31 p.m. Friday, directing federal agencies to reduce spending in various accounts by percentages calculated by the Office on Management and Budget. After failing to reach a deal with congressional leaders to avoid $85 billion in automatic “sequester” budget cuts, President Obama on Friday blamed the crisis squarely on Republican lawmakers.
Will someone me tell which Republican leader made a strong defiante rebuttal to the msm about all his lies? The sequester was his idea, he didn´t want to cut any spending (except the military of course), the "loopholes" are the current tax code written mostly by Democrats, the Democrats are more for the rich than the Republicans on and on. Everything he said was a lie and because of the Republicans silence the lofo voter presumes what he said must be true. Good grief we are so screwed when Obama can say anything he wants any lie without any response from the opposition.
Low information people would not be caught dead reading a conservative newspaper or listening to Fox. My local paper publishes only pro Obama Letters to the Editor. Where would these low info people hear the Republican side, the Washington Times? Not likely. @
I don´t understand why the republicans can´t rebut his lies either. An average second grader, raised by a conservative, certainly could. The "news" on my car radio yesterday was playing a clip of Obama saying that the republicans refused to cut even one corporate loophole. I´m silently screaming "has anyone heard of GE for Pete´s sake"??!! There are many more "favored" companies who pay little to no taxes because they support him. Every day it seems more and more like we´re living in the twilight zone.
On Hannity yesterday, Dr. Carson basically called Zippy a joke.
Yes, election have consequences, but so does impeachment. But do any of our pols in either party have the cojones to label Obama a dictator and Take Back America (to borrow a phrase) while we still can?
I´d like to see someone like Ted Cruz actually call out the evening news anchors, "Hey Diane Sawyer, what about Facebook paying no taxes?" Hey Brian Williams, where was Obama for twelve hours during Benghazi? Hey George Stephie, is Woodward telling the truth? If so, why no reporting??
Obie needs to stew in his own fat for a while on this one. It was his idea from the beginning. Given any combination of reasons that makes us happy, Boehner et al stood their ground.
While I don´t think there is any hope for the LoFos right now to peel the onion and understand what is happening and why it is happening with the federal budget, perhaps others from the left who are willing to open their brain will seek to understand.
While this year´s sequester is peanuts compared to future years, we can only hope that the current event may cause a few folks to wake up. It will also be interesting to see whose pork and wasteful spending gets sequestered.
They are going to end the military jet flyovers for sporting events as one of the cuts. That´s a shame as it´s such a rush when those awesome fighters scream by. It reminds of the support Willam Holden had on the ground for a while in "The Bridges of Toko Ri".
´ bet he doesn´t gut military jet flyovers in missing man formation for deceased president funerals, democrat presidents that is.
Surely the NFL would be willing to pick up the gas tab for jets for at least the Superbowl.
Apparently some posters find it easier to take shots at other posters rather than focus on the heart of the problem, which is exactly how congress has been conducting itself during this sham obama administration. Throwing blame and criticism at the wrong target accomplishes nothing.
Who is to blame for America´s current crisis? We all are. We have been watching the liberals advance their agenda since the sixties. Every time we allowed a town to ban a Christmas display, we have allowed America to slide a little further down the slope. Every time we gave up a few more rights to the EPA or watched the NEA turn our schools into indoctrination camps, or allowed trusted judges, politicians or cops avoid prison for betraying that trust, we were complicit because we did not protest loudly. There is only one way out of this mess and that´s by working together. We don´t have to put up with gun grabs, vote buying, legal theft from our treasury, abusive government or reckless, wasteful spending because we hold the power, not obama and not his puppet masters. How far do we need to be pushed?
The President´s dishonest handling of this situation is disgusting but apparently effective. Have already heard from a female relative that, "health costs and health insurance costs are going to go sky high because those Republicans won´t meet President Obama half way on the sequester". I asked her if she´s maybe confusing the sequester situation with Obamacare. She said, "you´re just like those Republicans - always changing the subject to get away with being only for the rich".
My gosh! What are people drinking in the water out there??
As Krauthahamer points out, "In 2011 Government Accountability Office report gave a sampling of the vastness of what could be cut, consolidated and rationalized in Washington: 44 overlapping job training programs, 18 for nutrition assistance, 82 (!) on teacher quality, 56 dealing with financial literacy, more than 20 for homelessness, etc. Total annual cost: $100 billion-$200 billion, about two to five times the entire domestic sequester."
Actions speak louder than words (even words trumpeted in the LoFo media). I know of one federal agency, which shall remain nameless, which released a list of job classifications whose salaries are to be cut. All but one of those jobs are currently paid at the GS-4 to GS-9 ($24,518 to $41,563 per year) level. I guess these are the "rich" O wants to soak. Those paid more are to be left untouched.
Tell me again that O stands for the little guy? Two words: Bravo Sierra.
King NotMe has a plan and it´s working . He´s taken his agenda ´ to the people ´ , avoided congress and has already assured the Sheep his last four years of failure ( the sequester ´ cuts´ ) were the GOP´s fault . He has LoFo´s eating it up . His real target is the house in 2014 . If that is accomplished , our trip to serfdom may be irreversible .
Where is the Republican rebuttal to all of Obama´s lies? I keep waiting to see ads on TV that will tell us the truth. Do we have no strategists? Is the RNC broke? Or are the Republicans content to take the blame like an abused woman? This is truly pathetic. We send you to Washington and this is what we get as representation? Get off your duffs and make some noise. Obama will not stop with the blame game. It is part of his strategy and it will work if he is not confronted. He is waging war against the Republican Party and winning. We have no warriors on our side who have the courage to stand up and speak the truth.
Obama will do and say anything to achieve his goals. We know the media will support and protect him. That leaves one option. Go on the offense straight to the people. Put some ads on TV. Go on a media blitz. Quit saving the money for re-election because if Obama is not challenged and is able to put the blame on Republicans, he wins and the country is lost. How´s that for a Republican legacy?
If Republicans EVER intend to get their message out they will have to take a cue from Rush Limbaugh. "For the first time in my life I´m ashamed of my country." It takes an inflammatory statement like that for a conservative to get the media´s attention.
In Rush´s case they all ran to his website to read the transcript of his show. In it they learned about baseline budgeting and how we would still be spending billions over last year AFTER the sequester. The next day many in the media were changing their tune.
Boehner tried it with telling the Senate to get off of their !@#. He got print but he didn´t followup. If I were them, I´d hire Sarah Palin as a consultant. She´s a master at getting the media´s attention.
Thank you sagman. That was wonderful. That poem reminds me of that scene in the movie Back to School where when the teacher finishes reading the poem, she then asks Rodney Dangerfield what it all means and he shouts, Don´t take cr*p from anybody!
Let´s face it, he´s a bad apple. However, I believe he´s already in the process of self destructing and starting to fall off his high (Styrofoam pedestal) horse.
We know how he reacts to unfavorable criticism and this is why we need to keep him off balance and on the defensive, not only will he create an everlasting ugly impression into the American consciousness, but also, at some point will make a blunder that will become the last straw and finally stick and forever identify him as the worse president in the history of this country.
Have faith folks remember, and let´s not give up the ship for this rotten apple.
Let´s get a few things straight. The "sequester" was Obama´s brainchild, it was his idea and it was set as a condition for continuation of the Bush tax cuts. Furthermore, because it was the only means of keeping taxes lower, the Republicans acquiesced. Then, Obama signed it into law. Attempting to blame it on the Republicans is the pinnacle of hypocrisy and deceit. Only those with limited intellect or a distorted sense of reasoning could possibly believe the nonsense being peddled by Obama and his minions.
#5, 12 and others are getting at the core of the GOP problem…We are not taking advantage of the media focus on budget cuts to shine a light on the overall budget, budget waste, and lies associated with Obama’s cuts...232 congressmen and 45 senators are Republican, with each sitting on one or more committees having so-called oversight of some government operation, means 277 spokespersons, 45 with statewide a statewide media megaphone and 232 with as megaphone in the media markets encompassing their districts...hold budget cut oversight hearing each day, calling in department/agency heads to testify and make them state publicly what they are sequestering and why and highlight other wasteful programs in their units…take the millions the RNC and congressional and senatorial committees have and do adds to highlight waste documented in these hearings...let this continue through the next manufactured crisis, the Continuing Resolution due for debate at the end of March...
Since those of us here at LCom know darn well that there is NO cuts in the budget but simply a reduction of the planed INCREASE in spending due to baseline budgeting, I wonder what Obozo and his cohorts in the WH are going to say when it turns out that nobody looses his/her job, that people are going to starve, etc. And when they do make drastic cuts in high visible areas, how are they going to explain where the extra money in the Treasury came from? Should be an interesting next few weeks.
To #13... I saw Dr Carlson w/ Hannity as well.Everything he said was positive, but I also got a feeling... The feeling that the Doctor doesn´t recognise evil...in men. Something along the lines of Mitt.
Re: #23 - This is the real bottom line. Too many conservative citizens still believe the MSM would dutifully report republican rebuttals as if they were "the Press" of the late 1700s. With the MSM being nothing more than an organ of the progressive regime, citizens really have no idea who is saying what in DC. One thing is certain and that is the majority of legal US citizens appear content to grouse about the growing illegality of the regime but are in no way taking to the streets or otherwise putting their lives on the line as did the Founders. The same folks declaring the 2012 election to be stolen still believe the political process is otherwise intact and their elected republican congressmen should be seen on the nightly news fighting for what is good and proper. If the election were stolen and the MSM is fully in the tank, then you have no true "political" recourse. The only option is seemingly unthinkable since no one within the conservative majority of legal US citizens appears up for open rebellion.
pResident O´blamo is not unlike the abusive husband who says, after beating up his wife, "Now look what you made me do". He is nothing but a narcissistic bully who is really a coward down inside.
Despite his bluster, he will make no decision that he cannot lay blame elsewhere when that decision turns out to be wrong. Therefore, his subordinates resort to bullying tactics in order to carry out his wishes because they know he won´t hesitate to throw them under the bus if they fail him in any way.
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I usually hit the mute button when I see Oblamo´s face on Fox, however, I forced myself to listen to his crapola on the sequester, and it amounted to an undignified "boo hoo" and "the Wepublicans made me do it."
I do not know how 0 holds his head up in public -- any respectable person would be filled with shame.
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