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Carney: The Whole Point of Sequestration Was to Avoid Those Spending Cuts

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:45 AM
The whole point of sequestration was to manipulate Republicans into giving him everything he wanted at the risk of giving him most of what he wanted.
JediJoe Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 12:10 PM
He got it and the idiots in the GOP gave him their dream trifecta...higher taxes, massive defense cuts, and the ability to blame both on the GOP. These things give liberals orgasms.

Last night, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney picked a Twitter fight with Republican Congressman Justin Amash over sequestration.  We'll get to that online battle in a moment, but first, a word on Rep. Amash's misguided comments that caught Carney's attention in the first place.  Amash has been publicly blasting Republican leadership for aggressively pinning the sequester on President Obama, arguing that it's "disingenuous" for members of Congress to vote for a compromise, then blame it on the other party.  This needlessly and foolishly undermines the GOP's messaging on the issue.  Republicans are not saying that the sequester is...