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  •  Republicans 'chose' it, Democrats and Obama (9+ / 0-)

    got it passed. Stop calling it 'republican' sequester, they're not that powerful

    •  Its ok to call it the "Republican Sequester" (6+ / 0-)

      Yeah, I am not smart enough to see the brilliance of handing it to them, but the sequester IS a FINE reflection of what the GOP intends to do.

      That the "Grand Bargaineer" handed this success to them with his signature on it is a huge republican success and a taste of everything they want.

      Imagine having Obama's signature on handing social security's massive surplus over to the already obscenely rich: man would that be sweet if you're a repub: SS dead and democrats signed off on it.

      BUT... all the flavor and damage caused by thte sequester is a full taste of what repubs and all the "Austerity Assholes" have planned for us.

      They get to hurt America but not enough for the People to 'be sufficiently motivated' to do the right things.


      •  Wanring: Heavy Mettle is a troll (4+ / 2-)

        who spams diaries with little jabs and non sequitur responses but refuses to explain himself or respond to anyone in a meaningful way.

        Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

        by anastasia p on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 01:18:24 PM PDT

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      •   “sequestration was President Obama's plan" (5+ / 0-)
        Sperling finally wilted under the pressure of tough questioning to  admit that “yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama’s plan
        On Tuesday February 19, press spokesman Jay Carney admitted “The sequester was something that was discussed… and as has been reported, it was an idea that the White House put forward.”

        Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

        by greenbastard on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 01:24:46 PM PDT

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      •  Don't throw us in the sequester patch B'rer Obama! (0+ / 0-)

        Oh wait, Obama could have told the GOP to go ahead, don't raise the debt ceiling. He could have said, "Please proceed. Put the US into default by not paying our bills."

        Thank you Jack Lew for that brilliant sequester suggestion! "They'll never go there!"! Great idea. Another fucking Citibank genius.

        Democrats think they're relatively happy with the 2012 electoral outcome? If the GOP hadn't passed the debt limit ceiling, we'd be running the House now. It would have been political suicide for them.

        Except that the GOP's corporate masters wouldn't have let that happen in the first place...  

        This isn't even 11 dimensional checkers. Of course Obama realized that. I fricken' saw it a country mile away in 2010 and who am I? Why didn't he play that card until 2012? We haven't heard very much about debt ceiling threats since then. It all stinks.

    •  Call me ridiculously cynical now, BUT (2+ / 0-)
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      Heavy Mettle, Words In Action

      Obama played poker with OUR future
      and if there were cuts to defense, how much do you want to bet it was cuts to any oversight of it.

      I am getting weary of being such a chump for falling for the:


      I'm going back to Reagan's admonition,


      I don't

      Separation of Church and State AND Corporation

      by Einsteinia on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 01:26:40 PM PDT

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