This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Watch out President Obama, it's a coordinated Twitter hashtag attack coming from the same guys that invented #Obamaquester. It started with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:

FAA doesn't have to delay your flight, so why don't they and Obama reprioritize? http://t.co/... #ObamaFlightDelays
@Reince via Twitter for iPhone
And then John Boehner joined in:
FAA has flexibility to cut costs w/o delaying air travelers; why won’t President Obama let them? http://j.mp/...  #ObamaFlightDelays
@SpeakerBoehner via web
And then Boehner's spokesman:
The president should be implementing sequestration in a way to minimize disruptions. The FAA is doing the opposite. #ObamaFlightDelays
@Brendan_Buck via TweetDeck
And then House Majority Leader Eric Cantor:
Why is President Obama unnecessarily delaying your flight? FAA can reprioritize. http://t.co/... #ObamaFlightDelays
@GOPLeader via Drafts on iOS
And of course the GOP itself:
GRAPHIC: Experiencing flight delays? Call the WH at 202-456-1111. http://t.co/... #ObamaFlightDelays
@GOP via TweetDeck
If Republicans really were aghast at government cuts, they could oppose government cuts. Instead, they taking the transparently political approach of saying that "other" things should be cut without ever saying what those "other" things are.

I can't defend the president for including a Social Security cut in his budget in a doomed effort to win these guys over, but I do think it's fair to point out that none of this stuff was going on when Democrats controlled the House. The sequester is only a thing because Republicans won in 2010 and demanded a ransom for the debt limit. The sequester is still with us because they gerrymandered the hell out the House and held onto it in 2012. The only real solution is for Democrats to win in 2014. Otherwise it's just going to be more of this nonsense.


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 01:11 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.


Your Email has been sent.