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Byron York on Sequester: Could GOP Message Be “Any More Self-Defeating?”

via the Daily Beast

via the Daily Beast

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.

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5 Responses to Byron York on Sequester: Could GOP Message Be “Any More Self-Defeating?”

  1. Joyce Arnold February 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Could GOP Message Be “Any More Self-Defeating?” – I have faith that they will find a way to respond to that question with a “yes.”

  2. Cujo359 February 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    During the Starr investigation and other travesties committed by the GOP during the Clinton Administration, I often said that the Republicans’ role in life seemed to be to make a mediocre President look good by comparison to the alternatives. That seems to be playing out again today.

    • Cujo359 February 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      Correction: This time they’re making a singularly lousy President look good by comparison. Not a good progression, whether one is a GOP partisan or not.

  3. Solo February 20, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    This President is skilled at driving these cons nutz! Granted it’s a very short drive!

    • secularhumanizinevoluter February 23, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      No drive at all, just allowing them to let the crazy shine through the mask . hell, he’s even apparently giving some folks a reason for being via their Obama Derangement Syndrome indulging!

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