Obama Works Hard to Phone It In

Have you ever gotten sucked into an argument that goes like this?

"You're the one who (fill in the blank)."

"Huh? What'd I do?"

"No way. You're not getting off the hook. It's all you. YOU'RE the one."

"The 'one' what?"

That's basically what's happening on Capitol Hill, with Democrats in the accusatory role and the Republicans scratching their heads (except Rep. Reid Ribble, who apparently has accepted that it's all his fault).

According to Nancy Pelosi, Republicans are the reason people are going to get pink slips from this sequester business. The White House, Democrat Party and lapdog media down the line are following the marching orders.

But the New York Times in early February wrote an article describing how the sequester cuts were thought up by the White House and intended to be so painful that Republicans would accept raising taxes (again) as the preferred alternative.

When Obama threatened to veto a Senate bill to ease the cuts -- before it had even been passed -- he was following the master plan to impose more taxes on Americans.

Except something seems to be happening that Obama didn't count on. Republicans are ignoring his threats and sitting back to watch the ax fall. Also, there are hints in the media that some journalists aren't buying the party line on this one.

The most prominent journalist to go chin-to-chin with the White House is Bob Woodward, who said Obama was wrong to blame the sequester cuts on Republicans and called the president's decision to defer military deployments because of it "madness."

On MSNBC, Woodward said, "So we now have the president going out (saying) 'Because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can't do what I need to do to protect the country.' That's a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time."

Woodward has now been targeted by the White House for speaking the truth. He said a White House aide yelled at him for nearly 30 minutes and told him in an email, "You'll regret this."

It's understandable that Obama would get so upset. He's been working so hard to stop the cuts, after all. Just on Wednesday, he met with Republican leaders for the first time for a whopping seven minutes.

And he's going to meet with them again Friday, the day after the cuts kick in. I hear he might go eight minutes this time.


  • DontTreadOnMe11

    Why would obama want to meet with the republicans to try to fix anything in this country, when there are more important thing to be done, like golf games to be played, vacations to take, and flying around on Air Force 1. This doesn't mean that I would want him to try to "fix" anything his way.

    • Doodlebug

      I'm just glad that the Republicans are standing up to this jerk! If Romney would have done something about standing up to this lying JA this may have been a different story today. The sky will not fall if the sequestration comes tomorrow or Saturday and it is a first baby step to what needs to be done to turn things around. We must keep standing our ground or get flushed down the toilet with obummer policies!

      • http://www.facebook.com/peter.smith09 Peter S. Guild

        The mainstream media bucked Romney at every turn as he tried to stand up to Barack Obama. Remember Candy Crowley in the second Presidential debate. The mainstream media seems to be owned by the Obama administration.

        • Dornell

          Yeah, she was a real idiot. She came off like a Charasmatic, tongue speaking fanatic, that was possessed by a demon.

        • 848484

          IT isn't the alphabet media who is stupid. They are liberal hacks. The real problem: Twenty-one of 22 incumbent senators were re-elected, and
          353 of 373 incumbent members of the House were re-elected. The American people have re-elected 94 percent of the incumbents who were running for re-election to an institution that has an approval rating of about 9%. As an electorate, we are a nation of idiots.

      • Dave

        The sky won't fall unless Barack Kardashian Obama and his minion makes it happen , and I won't put it pass him to do just that ......Since his motto is never let a crisis go to waste.....

      • Dornell

        I totally agree. The real truth is, Romney is a gentleman. He knows his own success, and was counting on the American people to look realistically at what he has already done. The idiots are enamered with style, a fast and smooth operator, sensationlism, a winsome smile, and the suave association of Hollywierd. Since Disneyland, and Terminator movies, they have bought into the myth, that we can have it all while someone else pays. Obama should never have been elected with all of his covert operations and failure to reveal who he is.
        People are so stupid about denagrating the personal lives of people like Newt Gingriche, while Bill Clinton got a second term playing stinky fingers with an intern in the White House, and persecuting Monica Lewnisky who exosped his immoral conduct. Had Newt been the person debating Obama, he would have had his can for lunch. He's smart, knowledgeble, and a parona. He would have bitten a hole in th Obama butt. I say, pay you nuts, You are going to feel it and the sad part about it is, you will still blame the right for the rediculouse idiocy of the left!!!!!!!!!!! Dumb, dumb, dumb, dummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmb!!!!!!!!

  • Screeminmeeme

    One can only hope that there will be a domino affect which will bring down the Obama house of cards.

    • Dornell

      Be nice, but the dumbocrats are not smart enough to figure it out. A man in my building said he thinks it is so sad, what the Republicans are doing to Obama. Talk about a stooge. There are lots of nuts just like him. Now multiply that by 1 million illegals. Once this nation is leveled to the Province of Stupidville, there will be no where else in the world to live. Farewell sweet America, it was nice while it lasted. Thank God for Heaven. You can rest assured that the wicked, profane, extortionist, heathens, and demagouges of the left, will never enter there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brama

    The Democratic response to the sequester is likened unto the argument I get with my son about dinner. I offer him what we make for dinner. He suggests something else. I tell him its either what we made, or nothing. He stomps his foot and says, "Fine! Nothing!". Democrats won't take something over nothing, and then try to blame the Republicans for getting something and not nothing. Childish.

    • BigUgly666

      .... and he probably blames his lack of dinner on YOU and not his decision to go without dinner.
      Yep! Just like the Liberals and Democrats.

  • Uptite

    I am looking forward to the sequester passing, so the libs can see what they voted in and the grass isn't always greener! O'bama's true colors need to show bright. Since the 2% tax hike in January, I don't hear the OB voters praising their Messiah at work like they were last year! Bring it on~

  • BigUgly666

    It's about time someone stood up to the Usurper and Pirate, Obama.
    Now, arrest him, try him, and hang him for his crimes .... while we still have a country to save.

    • Dornell

      He has already been tried in the court of decency. Hang today, I will give a party for his demise!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

    Today should be considered a national holiday that the first small step has been taken. Granted they will still spend more this year than last year but, at least they had to tap the breaks. At the end of the month King Barry will once again pronounce the doom and gloom if he does not get a rise in his debt ceiling. But, now more people will be looking at him sideways as he wears his new cloths.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dustin.w.taunton Dustin W. Taunton

    I wish he would go the extra mile and leave office.

    • Dornell

      You are kind; After all we have been through, WE really need to have the great satisfaction of throwing his ARRRRSSS out of office. Ha, ha, ha, ha, aaaahhhh, ha, ha, ha, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • empty pockets

    Obama has the ultimate "no show" job. He gets the salary and all those great perks---great, endless vacations, rubbing elbows with celebs, an adoring media. And he doesn't have to actually do the job or accept any responsibility. Anything bad is the other guy's fault and anything good is to his credit. Hey, he didn't spend all that time (including SINCE he was elected) as a community orgainzer, in the company of union thugs who use mafia tactics...and learn nothing. The Community Organizer in Chief could teach a thing or three to "the mob"!

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.smith09 Peter S. Guild

    The U.S.A. Federal government needs a budget. Cuts or tax increases won't get us there, if we don't know where we are going. Peter Guild, Quincy, MA.

    • Dornell

      I HOPE EVERYONE OUT HEAR UNDERSTANDS 1 THING; OBUMMER KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. HE IS ONLY PRETENDING TO BELIEVE THESE TACTICS WILL BE BETTER FOR AMERICA. THIS DEMON INTENDS, BY TOTAL INFLUENCE OF THE DEVIL, THE ISLAMIST FANATICS AIDED BY THE U.N., TO DESTROY OUR WEALTH, MILTARY, AND 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. ONCE HE HAS SUCCEDED, AMERICANS WILL BE OPPRESSED, KILLED, AND DESTROYED. EVEN THE ILLEGALS AND AND GAYS ARE JUST PAWNS IN THE GAME. HE NEEDS THEM TO ASSIST IN THE OVERTHROW. ONCE THE OVERTHROW IS COMPLETED, THEY DO WILL BE OPPRESSED, DETROYED, AND THROWN INTO A COMMUNIST STATE OF TOTAL DESTRUCTION. NONE OF THE PLAYERS KNOW IT, BUT THEY TOO SHALL SUFFER UNLESS WE STOP HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WHY ME?

    The saddest part in all this is the stupid Americans that actually think there will be actual cuts in what we are already spending instead of a cut in a proposed massive RISE in spending.

  • Average Joe

    Now we just need A fedderal spending freeze. For the rest of Odumbos term.