For weeks, we’ve been bombarded with “Sequester = Death” via every news outlet and our President himself.
Or, basically, a 24/7 message which can be boiled down to:
Astonishingly, the media may actually be catching on to this scam. Ed over at HotAir.com quoted the National Journal, saying “…(the Obama White House’s) best-case political course hinges on the economy screeching to a halt“.
And then, similarly, you had this from the Washington Post:
Over the past week, President Obama has painted a picture of impending disaster, warning of travel delays, laid-off firefighters and pre-schoolers tossed out of Head Start.
Conservatives accuse Obama of exaggerating the impact, and some White House allies worry the slow-moving sequester may fail to live up to the hype.
“The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2,” said Emily Holubowich, a Washington health-care lobbyist who leads a coalition of 3,000 nonprofit groups fighting the cuts. “The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.”
That’s the phrase of the year, so far: “Worst-case scenario“. Let those words tumble around in your skull as you listen to our
Fearless Fearful Leader:
Why didn’t he just say, “You know all that panic-in-the-streets bunkum I’ve been spewing for weeks now? Well, despite my best efforts, you still may not see total devastation right away. But it’s THERE, boy-o, …it’s there…“
By golly, now that’s leadership! “Don’t worry about potentially not worrying, because you certainly have reason to be worried…”?? Why, I feel my anxiety increasing already! THANKS, Mr. President!!
Not one to shirk my responsibility, I’m volunteering my services to help spread President Panic’s message-of-impending-doom. So listen up, kiddies:
Just because you might feel like THIS:
…shouldn’t distract you from feeling like THIS:
Coburn found over three times the sequester cuts in waste and duplication in government. The whole sky-is-falling didn’t work this time; cutting this little out of the federal budget shouldn’t be a big deal.
If you’re this incompetent, then why do you continue to tell us how to run our lives?
Couldn’t agree more, my friend.
Gotta admire their tenacity with this, if nothing else: they just do NOT give up on a Narrative, no matter HOW counter to reality it happens to be.
But there have been a few chinks in their Media armor recently, too, with Woodward going totally rogue. That’s hurting them waaay more than they’ll admit. It’s not like BW has gone senile, and he’s obviously not taking it sitting down, either.
They may have started down a road where they can’t back out…
The uncertainty you are creating as to whether I should panic is giving me anxiety. Do I need therapy? Can I sue the Republicans and get them to pay for it?
The Republicans are ALWAYS to blame, Sis.
They are our modern-day “Emmanuel Goldsteins” who are trying to prevent the dawning of Obama’s Utopian society, and as such are responsible for all of our societal ills.
Case in point: the GOP had the audacity to offer Obama the power to prioritize the sequester “cuts”.
It’s no wonder that leftwing places like The Onion and SNL don’t try to satirize the White House hardly at all: how can you make this any more ridiculous?
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