And who, pray tell, is primarily responsible for these "not smart , not fair," job-destroying, chaos-creating cuts? Over to you, liberal reporter Bob Woodward:
◼ Obama: Criminals will be let go if sequester cuts go through - Charlie Spiering/Washington Examiner @charlesspiering
◼ Obama: We must avoid these dangerous spending cuts that I signed into law - Allahpundit/HotAir
After Obama's sequester event, one of the first responders on stage told me that he "felt like a potted plant."— Brian Hughes (@BrianHughesDC) February 19, 2013
@brianhughesdc And aif he stood there and listened while Obama lies through his teeth and said nothing, then he is a Potted Plant.— Mike B. Martisko (@NatSovParty) February 19, 2013
◼ HOSTAGES TO SEQUESTRATION - John Hayward/Human Events
There’s nothing really new about Barack Obama’s anti-sequestration crusade, as summarized by Fox News:
The president spoke Tuesday at the White House, urging Congress to come up with a short-term fix to cancel sweeping cuts to defense and other programs set to hit March 1.
“These cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy. They will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls,” Obama said. “This is not an abstraction — people will lose their jobs.”
The president ticked off a host of expected repercussions should the $85 billion in cuts for this year take effect. He said Border Patrol, emergency responders, FBI agents, airport controllers and others would all face cutbacks. He said teachers would be laid off by the thousands and America’s military would be degraded.
This is the same thing he always does. It really should be a fixture in late-night comedy routines by now. Propose a single dollar of spending cuts, and suddenly Obama has a row of firefighters lined up to receive their pink slips – as if more than a small fraction of his bloated spending has anything to do with the vital services a limited government should provide. You might recall that during the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, Obama was openly threatening to stop Social Security checks if he wasn’t allowed to rack up more debt.
This President often lapses into the rhetoric of terrorist “hostage-taking” to whine about his opponents, but it’s the most massive case of psychological “projection” in the world. Spending cuts are never about food stamp cards pulling millions in cash from ATMs at strip clubs, or billions of dollars in “free” cell-phone fraud, or federally-funded robot squirrels, or green energy giveaways. It’s always cops, firemen, and teachers marched onto the trap door, the instant Obama is told he has to stop spending money.
The American people should be sick to death of this.