Obama did his best to save us from the dire consequences of the Sequester, and still those baby-eating Republicans wouldn’t listen to reason. Yes, the sky has fallen, the end of the world is nigh, and the doo-doo has hit the fan.
For some other opinions on this subject (other than just my overt sarcasm), we have two of the best brains in the business.
Mark Steyn weighs in first, on the imminent Government Spend-acolypse:
“…Speaking of the First Lady’s Academy Awards appearance, I see she gave the Oscar for Best Film to Ben Affleck’s movie “Argo.” If you haven’t seen the picture, it’s about a group of government operatives whose ingenious plan to achieve their objectives depends on creating a fake movie as a cover story. Obama seems to have taken this inspiring tale to heart. In the Affleck version, the fake movie is a space opera for which John Goodman rustles up a few cheesy costume designs for some generic aliens. They make a promotional brochure, take out an ad in Variety and hold a well-attended press conference, awash in cocktails and canapés.
But there is no movie. And so it goes with Obama’s monthly cliffhangers.
The White House press corps show up for the reception, and they all excitedly report the intriguing teasers about the white-knuckle thriller coming soon to your town: This weekend, “Les Sequesterables,” starring Maxine “I Dreamed A Dream” Waters and a cast of hundreds of millions of downtrodden laid-off extras; next week, “Zero Debt Thirty,” in which Paul Ryan proposes cutting $30 from the federal budget, and all civilized life comes to an end; next month, “Django Short-Changed,” in which a retired bounty hunter discovers his Social Security check is a buck seventy-three lower than usual because cruel plantation owners like Mitt Romney aren’t willing to pay their fair share; and, coming soon, “No Silver Linings Playbook,” in which Barack Obama warns yet again that total societal collapse is just around the corner but at the 11th hour manages to avert it by swooping in with a daring, last-minute tax increase….”
You really should read the entirety of his post, which can be found here.
And for a slightly less tongue-in-cheek analysis, we turn to Charles Krauthammer:
Ultimately, the Sequester was just another boogeyman from the Democrat’s warehouse of Scary Monsters and Super Creeps. It’ll be interesting to see if they double-down on their doubling-down (Quadruple-down? Octuple-down?). Or perhaps they’ll try to ratchet back their predictions, and aim for slightly less apocalyptic outcomes. For instance, maybe the GOP’s reluctance to rubber stamp ever more Government spending will next be blamed for excess dryer lint, or male-pattern baldness??
Either way, it seems that our President and the Professional Left aren’t showing signs of changing their basic tactics any time soon, so one may assume that on some level the Doom-o-rama will continue.
And that’s TRULY scary.