The effect of Boehner’s argument is to make Obama seem reasonable in comparison. After all, the president certainly agrees with Boehner that the sequester cuts threaten national security and jobs. The difference is that Obama wants to avoid them. At the same time, Boehner is contributing to Republican confusion on the question of whether the cuts are in fact “deep” or whether they are relatively minor. Could the GOP message on the sequester be any more self-defeating? – The GOP’s astonishingly bad message on sequester cuts
TODAY IN the Wall Street Journal Speaker Boehner blundered into a whopper of bad messaging.
Republicans just don’t know how to quit acting like losers.
Bill Kristol even tried to get Republicans to listen, but it’s still full speed ahead on sequester.
However, the worst of it all, as I proved yesterday, is that Boehner’s argument, which is being parroted by wingnut extremists like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, is false. Sequester wasn’t created by President Obama in the first place, but as a solution to Republican hostage taken during the debt ceiling debacle that came to close to cratering America’s credit rating.
The Daily Beast busts Boehner using his own PowerPoint presentation to prove it further.
Republicans remain stuck on stupid.