Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:06 PM
I wondered when the democratic "talking points" would come out here. First, Gary, the Charlotte paper isn't saying what you've said here...it is reporters that are saying that (and for some reason that link isn't working, not sure the cause). And, they're just regugigating what Obama & Co. is saying. And, most of it is just so much B.S. I agree with you on one thing, though. Republicans are idiots for how they're handling these absurd and ludicrous numbers being floated all over every kind of media you can possibly imagine.
First, even IF sequestration happens, government will spend BILLIONS more than last year. So, um, just what is it we're spending all that EXTRA money on so that all these kids won't have daycare and preschool and all these teachers will lose jobs (and doesn't the state pay teacher's pay?) and so forth???? And, who is verifying all of this is going to happen in the first place? Were talking 2% of our national budget that is trillions of dollars. 2%. You just GOTTA know that a few less vacations for the Obamas and getting rid of the ridiculous Obamaphone giveaway and controlling runaway fraud within our food stamp program would come up with FAR more than is needed to stop the sequestration. But, no...this is a perfect opportunity for the democrats and Obama specifically to lay blame on republicans for anything and everything that could or would happen here. Obama wants to win back the U.S. House so he can have free reign on all legislation giving him a fast track for his agenda...and it would take a fool to not know what he ultimtely wants for America to become.
Sometimes I think it would be perfect strategy for ALL republican legislators to just show up for every vote for everything put forward in the House and just vote "present" and let the democrats have their way on every single piece of legislation they want....let Obama get his way on everything. Then, there's no way any blame can be laid on republicans by either the administration or their lapdog press.
Obama and the democrats have the upper hand right now...they've got the ability to present anything they want to the mass public true or false...right or wrong and do it with impunity. The press sure isn't going to "investigate" anything he says or do any kind of legitimate fact checking, you know that. Republicans are afraid to challenge anything said or done for fear of a backlash by the media which many believe would cost them their jobs back home in their districts.
Republicans won't "eventually wake up and change" as you said, Gary. They'll just continue to be idiots, methinks.