In one week, seven days, the GOP has a decision to make. In spite of the dire warnings and fear mongering being broadcast by President Obama and his minions in the liberal media, the GOP has publicly stated the sequestration will go forward on March 1. That’s their public face, but I can’t help but wonder what is going on behind closed doors. We have already discussed the sequester many times. Those of us who pay attention to these things know President Obama is up to his same familiar tricks, trying to sway public opinion in his favor by feeding us a lot of rhetoric that smells to high heaven. We also know the sequester is anything but a cut in spending. It is nothing more than a cut in the growth of spending, but to hear President Obama tell it, one would think the Dark Ages were just around the corner. That is one reason I say the GOP needs to stand their ground and let the sequester take place.
If ever there was a time for the GOP to refuse to budge, now is that time. That may not be a popular opinion in some circles, especially with those of you who hold a more moderate view of politics, but I stand by that opinion. It is clear that President Obama is in full denial. He refuses to acknowledge that the sequester was his baby, the leverage he was going to use to force the GOP to make concessions. He even vowed to veto any legislation that would delay or halt the sequester. That was in 2011. Fast forward to 2013 and he is now saying the fault lies with the Republicans. He claims they are using the sequester to protect their rich friends from having to pay more taxes. David Limbaugh says it better than can I.
(Human Events) President Obama’s demagoguery and fear-mongering on his sequester cuts are breathtaking, even for him. Lest you think I am engaging in hyperbole, let me give you the dictionary definition of a demagogue.
One definition is “a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.”
Obama’s ordinary MO is to stir people against one another, to stoke the flames of envy among some against others in lieu of rational argument to rally support for his causes.
Obama has had four years to try his ideas. They have all failed, in every category. His stimulus plan to spend nearly $1 trillion of borrowed money to jump-start the economy was a colossal, unconscionable waste of money we didn’t have and not only didn’t work as promised but probably stalled the private sector’s efforts to recover. He remains defiantly unrepentant in the face of his repeated reckless green policy failures.
Even if the media will not report them as such, President Obama’s failures are on full display, if only we will look closer. The only way he could be considered anything less than a complete failure is if you are in favor of a much bigger and all-encompassing federal government. If you hold the opinion that our federal government is far too large and out of control, then the logical conclusion is that of failure for the first four years of the Obama administration. Therefore, we should not continue on the same path, which would only lead to more failure and greater debt for our country.
There is no scenario I can envision where the Republicans should back down from allowing the sequester to take place. They should realize the media will be all over them for that decision, but how is that different from how the media portrays them now? It may get a little worse, but so be it. The GOP has the upper hand in this stalemate, if only they will stand their ground and refuse to let Obama have his way. It is time President Obama realized there is a political price to pay for failure and it is his time to pay the Pied Piper. The sequester is his baby and the GOP should let it fall right in his lap.