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: