Krauthammer: It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

posted at 12:41 pm on February 26, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

To hear President Obama and the Cabinet officials he has been steadily trotting out like show ponies tell it, the sequester cuts cannot, must not happen, because we’ll subsequently be hit with all kinds of disasters just short of a plague of locusts. Come on, White House, get it together — I don’t know that the sequester is the best specific way to get this done either, and maybe defense-related spending is getting the short end of the stick, but not even the Department of Interior can manage their devastating, draconian budget cuts, really? It’s almost like you’re trying to tell us that the Obama administration has discovered the absolutely optimal size of the federal bureaucracy, that everything the government currently does is nothing less than essential, and that the feds know how to spend our dolla’ dolla’ bills much better than we do — so those miserly rich people better start paying up their even bigger fair share, stat!

Which is precisely why the sequester is a sort of existential crisis for the federal government: If sequestration happens and, miraculously, we manage to avoid mass calamity, that could present a real problem for President Obama’s big-liberal-government thesis that we need to hike taxes even more to pay for all of the ostensibly indispensable things the government does on our behalf, as well as make Republicans’ calls for further, substantive deficit reduction all the more reasonable.

One of Obama’s complaints has been that, by law, the sequester doesn’t afford enough flexibility in the way the cuts are implemented, but Republicans have offered up some possible solutions to that particular pickle — and yet the White House still isn’t even remotely satisfied. I wonder why that could be?

Krauthammer nails it. Via RCP, click the image to watch:

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Cutting is always attractive in the abstract but in the details it rarely is because there are constituencies who get affected if you have cuts. But the cynicism of the campaign of this administration is astonishing. The assumption is that somehow at every stage of the expansion of the liberal federal government we have reached a platonic ideal and that if you cut a dollar off that, it’s as if God had devised exactly the size of government America needs and any cut leads to Armageddon.

What we’re talking about here is two cents on the dollar. Every dollar the government spends today, 35 cents is borrowed from the Chinese and others. What is going on here is ending up in a position where we borrow not 35, but 33 cents, and that is going to bring Armageddon. An example of the cynicism of this campaign, is one lobbyist for the liberal causes leading 3,000 organizations in opposing the cuts, who told The Washington Post the following: ‘The worst case scenario is the sequester hits and nothing really bad happens.’

Think of the cynicism of that. The worst case scenario is that the government makes a small, minuscule cut in spending on the way to beginning of a journey of recovery in to fiscal health, and that it doesn’t hurt us, we actually come out of it alive. And, that to them, is the worst case. It means, think of how they are weighing the national interest, which needs a cut in spending and these parochial special interests.


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Well you can bet your bippy bho/team/d’s/bhopress will be doing all they can to see to it they make it as painful as possible if the r’s don’t cave?
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letget on February 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Dotes analogous to the findings debate in Texas for education.

Last year, the state government cut education funding. Not sure of the precise amounts, Illinois of dollars.

The teachers unions and school districts its complacent parents took the message to the people and the doom and gloom forecasts were man

Here we are – a year later – none of the doom and gloom happened, schools survived, kids graduated, etc.

Now the state has over an 8billion dollar surplus and uses what?

The same educators and Unions and school districts and complicit parents are out there demanding a return of the funding or – insert last years doom and gloom forecasts here.

catmman on February 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM

National interests or special interests-that is the question!

Don L on February 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Unfortunately the media will be reporting on the local stations every little thing that is impacted. They’ll have a furloughed worker on the 6 o’clock news wondering how they’re going to feed their kids.

They’ll have the local SPCA on the newscast the next day telling us they have to euthanize puppies and kittens because of the sequestration.

We’ll have teachers on the newscast the next day talking about how they don’t have the supplies to teach their students properly.

Even though the effects will be minimal, the outliers will be paraded as everyday occurrences happening across the nation.

ButterflyDragon on February 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Krauthammer: It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

Not really. They always manage to twist the events in their favor, thanks in great part by the American Pravda media spin.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM

letget on February 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM

yepper

cmsinaz on February 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Damn auto-correct…

catmman on February 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Can the left use this as an excuse for a bad economy going forward?

Yes. They can.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM

yepper again

cmsinaz on February 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

But the problem is:

Can the left use this as an excuse for a bad economy going forward?

blink on February 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM

You did see them blame the Q4 contraction on the “threat” of default, right? Of course they’ll scream at the top of their lungs that sequestration killed the “recovery”.

ButterflyDragon on February 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM

We’re DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!

pilamaye on February 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Had the GOP merely said over and over and nothing else; These are your cuts, your, plan, Obama, and the good news is that you can’t blame george W Bush for that. If it is so evil so destructive to the nation, why did you create such an evil? Messiahs who have the power to calm the seas, ought to know better!

Don L on February 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Krauthammer: It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

Krauthammer you poor over educated imbecile. In order for one to be embarrassed, they must first posses a moral and ethical standard of behavior which defines the practice for which they would be embarrassed as being unacceptable. The Left, and their God-King, hold no such moral or ethical standards, their sole and solitary moral and ethical standard is, “The End Justifies the Means”.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Sequestration should happen, but the ignorant American masses and the corrupt media mean they won’t be embarrassed no matter what happens. Americans aren’t paying attention, and the media wouldn’t tell them what’s going on anyway.

Daemonocracy on February 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM

This whole hysteria is to blame Republicans for the about-to-be Obama recession. Unfortunately for Obama we will be in a recession PRIOR to the cuts kicking in.

Tater Salad on February 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

The Left, and their God-King, hold no such moral or ethical standards, their sole and solitary moral and ethical standard is, “The End Justifies the Means”.

That says it all.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Well, I suppose they could claim sequestration as an economy killer … unless the stock market jumps on the perception of lowered regulatory interference.

M240H on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

In order for one to be embarrassed, they must first posses a moral and ethical standard of behavior which defines the practice for which they would be embarrassed as being unacceptable.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Yep. The guy here nailed it dead-on.

Archivarix on February 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I’m going to be denied getting Dog food for my Doggie!!

It’s OVER!!! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIIIIEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Krauthammer: It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

Meh. Nothing different than the transparent lies Barky and the left have been telling for years – notched up five orders of magnitude ever since the Indonesian Dog-Eater slimed into an office he isn’t even eligible to hold, nor qualified in any way.

The left is immune to embarrassment or shame. How else could Shrillary mistranslate a simple word into Russian – a language that the State Dept has had to eavesdrop in and translate for over half a century – for a very public (and mind-numbingly stupid and infantile) public diplomatic entree to be topped off with her idiotic question upon presentation, “Did we get the translation correct? We worked very hard on it.”?

The left is beyond personal shame which is what makes them so uncivilized and dangerous. If they had any care about looking like idiots, Barky would have disappeared after his pathetically ignorant “profit AND earnings ratios”, which showed that the Indonesian has the mathematical sophistication of a slow 8th grader (honestly) and clearly didn’t break 920 on his SATs. But, he wasn’t slowed down by his public display of his 84 IQ and continued on to try and lecture us on issues that involved numbers greater than 20, which Barky could clearly never comprehend or understand. At least, he promised that our “premiums [will be] reduced by 3000%!!!”.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

For the current group of Democrats, as well as liberals and the press, the only context in which anything happens is the political. Hence, from their perspective, what’s important on the sequester is not ensuring that our nation continues to function properly and smoothly, but how can they best gain political advantage, even if a “few eggs must be broken.”

Understanding that the Dems operate in that context gives insight into Hillary’s “What does it matter?” comment on Benghazi, and why the press lauded her. In her mind and that of her colleagues, what was important was the political impact of that night in Benghazi, not trying to figure out (a) what happened, (b) who was responsible and (c) how to prevent a recurrence. Thus, once the election was over and Benghazi could no longer impact its results, to the Dems and the press, the entire discussion of Benghazi no longer “mattered.”

This is their context. It is pure political gain, not national interest or even intellectual consistency, that drives these people.

FiveG on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

and the media wouldn’t tell them what’s going on anyway.

Daemonocracy on February 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Won’t just refuse to disclose what is going on, but will actively lie to the public. Few individuals in the History of the United States of America have ever been more deserving of ending up dangling at the business end of a hangman’s noose than those making the decisions in the various and sundry boardrooms of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I look for obama to take all types of unnecessary actions to inflict as much pain on the American people as he can. Do not hope for the media to report on this. He is the emotional equivalent of a spoiled child…he will act as one.

rjh on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Be looking for this, before March 1 -

Obamuh pretending to be one of The Four Tops on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, followed by being just one of the gals on The View.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

I WANT MY BLANKEEEYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on February 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Bring it on – Let it burn.
DoD is talking about cutting civil service to 4 day work weeks to cut costs. If all the government people are here less, so they’re not doing their useless make work that creates more red tape, us contractors might actually be able to get the real work done quicker and easier. The bureaucracy is nuts – we have to support and endure 8 different pre-brief meetings over roughly 3 weeks going up the chain for a single decision brief to get to the 3 star in charge.

dentarthurdent on February 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

which showed that the Indonesian has the mathematical sophistication of a slow 8th grader

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Why must you constantly insult slow 8th graders by by suggesting that Obama has an equivalent mathematical prowess?

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Charles Mondalehammer.

Sorry, you’re a beltway Conservative Charles. That’s almost as big a failure as being a Northeastern “republican” or a California republican.

It’s only a fractional percentage of the GROWTH IN FEDERAL SPENDING.

Can the gop please find someone, anyone to effectively communicate this besides the lightning rod, never going to win Sarah Palin??

PappyD61 on February 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Bring it on – Let it burn.

dentarthurdent on February 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

I’m feel the same way.

Sequester the shit out of everything.

Let’s get it on.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 26, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Even though the effects will be minimal, the outliersoutright lies will be paraded as everyday occurrences happening across the nation.
ButterflyDragon on February 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM

More to the point.

CPT. Charles on February 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

I still don’t understand how ANYONE is going to get layed off by this since they aren’t cutting actual spending, only part of next years INCREASE in spending by approximately 2%. Each department is getting more than last year, and yet they will have to cut things?! It’s just laughable! I had to explain this to my wife yesterday since everyone that she works with at the State Department are so nervous that they will get let go. (She is a PSC contract direct hire)

Patriot Vet on February 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

He is the emotional equivalent of a spoiled child…he will act as one.

rjh on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

In this you are profoundly mistaken. He is a very intelligent individual who is successfully implementing a strategy designed for a very specific purpose. Everything he does is carefully crafted to achieve that goal.

What is that goal you might ask? It is the implementation of the Cloward-Pivens Strategy for the express purpose of destroying the US economy and thereby the United States Constitution so that America can be “Fundamentally Transformed” into a Marxist Workers paradise and Utopia.

There is absolutely nothing childish, ignorant, or careless about his behavior, it is all very carefully craft to achieve his end goals.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Can the gop please find someone, anyone to effectively communicate this besides the lightning rod, never going to win Sarah Palin??
PappyD61 on February 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

You just showed your Ignorant media complex mentality…

Congratulations.

ToddPA on February 26, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Worse thing that can happen is the most likely thing that will happen.
NOTHING HAPPENS.
Then what will the spin from MissTwiLies (Misleading, Twists and Lies) Run & Hide CYA be.

The Democratic leaders have shown their incompetence as manager. Does Napolitano really believe it is more important to lay off boarder patrol agency rather then to cut back on 16 million rounds of ammunition or support for her over seas training facilities.

jpcpt03 on February 26, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Anybody remember when THE ONE was going to go through the budget, line by line, and shape the damn thing up, once he was elected (we’re talking 2008)?

Now, he knows nothing of budgets and can’t find a dime he doesn’t have to spend, lest the world end.

I flash back to watching The Undefeated, with Governor Palin pouring over the budget the legislature thought they would get to her so late that she couldn’t do anything about it, and her handing it back, decorated nicely with a bright red pen.

And he’s the genius.

He’s a genius at one thing. Slinging what you generally find in a cow pasture.

IndieDogg on February 26, 2013 at 1:08 PM

There is absolutely nothing childish, ignorant, or careless about his behavior, it is all very carefully craft to achieve his end goals.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I am still of opinion that Obama and his behavior are childish, ignorant, and careless. Unfortunately, his Chinese puppeteers aren’t.

Archivarix on February 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM

ToddPA on February 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Not to worry about your doggie. On Fox this morning they had a guy that has ‘food stamps for pets’ for those who can’t afford to buy pet food! You apply, they find you are in ‘need’, they send it to your home!

I kid you not!
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letget on February 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

If $ 85 billion of sequestration cuts will end life as we know it according to the SCOAMF and the Kneepad Media …

… this is just off the top of my head but how about we STOP doing this:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-20/why-should-taxpayers-give-big-banks-83-billion-a-year-.html

And then they only have to find $ 2 billion in additional cuts for this fiscal year.

Note: My proposal will save at least $ 83 billion/year on an ongoing basis – so over a 10 year period it totals over 50% of the future sequestration cuts as well.

(Future reference note: Just as the lack of a budget being the vehicle for including the 2010 stimulus spending PERMANENTLY under the continuing resoutions is too trivial a detail for the GOPe to campaign on – so too is this example of the government giving the Too Big Too Jail banks the money to pay their top executives billions of dollars in bonuses. Let.It.Burn )

PolAgnostic on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM

If sequestration happens and, miraculously, we manage to avoid mass calamity, that could present a real problem for President Obama’s big-liberal-government thesis that we need to hike taxes even more to pay for all of the ostensibly indispensable things the government does on our behalf, as well as make Republicans’ calls for further, substantive deficit reduction all the more reasonable.

Obama and his thugocracy will embellish each and every ‘cut’ to the millionth degree…

They will parade people in front of the cameras daily telling their sob stories.

Every head of every gov’t dept will chime in and tell us how disasterous this has been on their depts.

Republicans are the demons of the day closely followed by conservatives and the TEA Party gun owners etc etc etc…

Americae extremis est a summo descendit
(America is dying from the top down)

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Just a thought here.
But, for ALL the bad things the Dems are saying will happen if we have the sequester, they will have to cut, or reduce one hell of a lot more than what the sequester actually calls for.
They have been piling it on pretty thick these past few days.

Will be fun to watch.

Jabberwock on February 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM

An example of the cynicism of this campaign, is one lobbyist for the liberal causes leading 3,000 organizations in opposing the cuts, who told The Washington Post the following: ‘The worst case scenario is the sequester hits and nothing really bad happens.’

It’s as if Progressives, with Obama in the lead, not only hope for the sequester to be disastrous, but are openly hoping and planning for it to fail by making it as painful as possible and they will dance in the streets if the hundreds of thousands of layoffs occur and chaos reigns, all because of cuts that don’t even completely eliminate the increase from what we spent last year when nothing like this could happened since there was enough money then.

Dusty on February 26, 2013 at 1:15 PM

The real problem for Obama and the Democrats:

Thier 47% peons will become content and complacent with all of their government free stuff. They must be constantly scare-mongered to keep them attentive.

Expect Obama and the media to gin up a government crisis every three months between now and the 2014 elections.

gin up – verb

To set up a snare.
To exaggerate.
To generate, devise or create.
To stir up, stimulate, enliven, etc.

MichaelGabriel on February 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I am still of opinion that Obama and his behavior are childish, ignorant, and careless. Unfortunately, his Chinese puppeteers aren’t.

Archivarix on February 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Well, except that all the evidence is that he doesn’t have any Chinese puppeteers, the Chinese apparently utterly despise Obama. It seems that that Chinese consider betraying ones own country to be the worst crime any individual can commit. Plus, they also are apparently arrogant enough to consider needing an Manchurian Candidate to be insulting to their intelligence. Who would have thunk that… o_O

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

$85 Billion?

Paper cuts are more freaking painful.

Polish Rifle on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Sequestration or not the country is fiscally screwed. Mass ignorance and policy based on envy ruined it.

Keep voting democrat reprobates!

tom daschle concerned on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

$85 Billion?

Paper cuts are more freaking painful.

Polish Rifle on February 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM

For a Government whose annual budget is in excess of 2.7 TRILLION dollars, $85 Billion in cuts has the approximate equivalent to cleaning ones fingernails. Doesn’t even hurt as much as a paper cut. It represents 10% of a 30% spending increase. In other words, 100 percent pure Kabuki Theater intended solely for the purpose of passing a 20% spending increase.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Not to worry about your doggie. On Fox this morning they had a guy that has ‘food stamps for pets’ for those who can’t afford to buy pet food! You apply, they find you are in ‘need’, they send it to your home!

I kid you not!
L

letget on February 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

HOORAY, WE’RE SAVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on February 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Good call Charles, great zinger. You did nail it.

jake49 on February 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Remember the cuts don’t take effect March 1st, they start then. The effects, if any, will be gradual.

Tater Salad on February 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM

I think we should be doing sequesters at least twice a year, maybe even once a month.

Xasprtr on February 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM

No it won’t be embarrassing at all. Mark my words. It will merely show that no matter how evil the Republicans are and how much they showed they hate the poor and weak by forcing sequester on us, even then, the Lightbringer hallowed be His name saved us from sequester’s evil effects.

Because Obama is awesome.

Lily on February 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM

My prediction: Obama and his appointees will employ the Washington Monument Syndrome to artificially make the cuts as obvious/”painful” as possible.

The compliant media won’t call him on it but just parrot the “more taxes for the rich” and more government intervention is essential to personal survival.

batter on February 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Not when the MSM does a 180 and reports that B.O. said “all along” that sequestration was a “good idea to begin with”. See how easy that is?

Clink on February 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Strangely enough, I CAN see this happening.

Jabberwock on February 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

For a Government whose annual budget is in excess of 2.7 TRILLION dollars, $85 Billion in cuts has the approximate equivalent to cleaning ones fingernails. Doesn’t even hurt as much as a paper cut. It represents 10% of a 30% spending increase. In other words, 100 percent pure Kabuki Theater intended solely for the purpose of passing a 20% spending increase.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Government kabuki?

There’s a wall for that!

tom daschle concerned on February 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

To hear President Obama and the Cabinet officials he has been steadily trotting out like show ponies tell it, the sequester cuts cannot, must not happen, because we’ll subsequently be hit with all kinds of disasters just short of a plague of locusts.

That wouldn’t have been a problem except that the evil GOP blocked Feinstein’s locust subsidy bill back in 05. /

Seriously, if planes are not falling out of the sky on Friday Democrats are going to look pretty damned silly. It reminds me of all the Y2K hype. That sequestration is going to hit is a fact. But I suspect that when it does there will suddenly be programs and other items offered up so that the government will manage to soldier own just incurring debt at the rate of $.33 on every dollar instead of the irresponsible $.35.

And while on the subject when Janet Nepolitano or Ray the Hood gets up and whines about the dire consequences of sequestration why doesn’t a single reporter get up and ask the obvious question- are you honestly standing there and saying that you can’t run your department on the paltry $74B in taxpayer money you’ve been allocated?

Happy Nomad on February 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

“HOLD ALL LINES!!”

Bring on Friday… let it burn…

Khun Joe on February 26, 2013 at 1:31 PM

My prediction: Obama and his appointees will employ the Washington Monument Syndrome to artificially make the cuts as obvious/”painful” as possible.

batter on February 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

True though the Washington Monument actually has been closed since the earthquake.

But clearly, there will be wailing and whining and intentional short staffing of TSA personnel. The furloughs will happen. Ship production will be halted. The GOP has proposed ways that the administration can deal with sequestration without the meat cleaver the rat-eared wonder keeps talking about. He doesn’t want that flexibility.

Happy Nomad on February 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-20/why-should-taxpayers-give-big-banks-83-billion-a-year-.html

PolAgnostic on February 26, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I read that recently as well. Who wouldn’t be in favor of putting an end to bank subsidies? Besides bank executives and their shareholders of course.

lynncgb on February 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Obama speaking now in Virginia: instead of cutting out programs that don’t work, we will be taking a sledgehammer to the problem.

hey numbskill, nobody is stopping you from cutting out programs that aren’t working as part of your normal duties. i am sure you can fit it in between rounds.

can_con on February 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM

And Christie to cave to Obamacare. Announcing today at 3.

can_con on February 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

hey numbskill, nobody is stopping you from cutting out programs that aren’t working as part of your normal duties. i am sure you can fit it in between rounds.

can_con on February 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Hey, give him credit for this. He’s talking about a sledgehammer today. All week it has been a meat cleaver. Lil’ Bammy learned a about a new tool in school today.

Happy Nomad on February 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM

And Christie to cave to Obamacare. Announcing today at 3.

can_con on February 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Wow! He’s really taking that CPAC snubbing hard, isn’t he? /

Happy Nomad on February 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Well, waddaya know:
Illegal immigrants set free from detention centers as sequester approaches

batter on February 26, 2013 at 1:37 PM

If sequestration happens and, miraculously, we manage to avoid mass calamity, that could present a real problem for President Obama’s big-liberal-government thesis

Which is why the administration will make sure the sequestration cuts result in maximum pain. Why cut waste and administrative fat when you can cut vaccinations for children for greater political gain?

Dexter_Alarius on February 26, 2013 at 1:37 PM

… They’ll have a furloughed worker on the 6 o’clock news wondering how they’re going to feed their kids. …

ButterflyDragon on February 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The same exact way I would if I got laid-off. Well, on second thought, gubmint workers are kind of helpless after they land that gubmint job. All that job security and excessive salary makes them brain-dead, complacent and lazy, expecting the gubmint to take care of them forever. They forget how to fend for themselves and be responsible heads of families. Hey, welcome to the real world of the private sector!

belad on February 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Exactly!

Dems: What if we give a sequester and no one comes?

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Obama now, paraphrasing:

We can’t cut out way to prosperity.

There is no responsible way to cut 87Billion in 7 months.

We can’t keep going from crisis to crisis.


I am waiting for the lightning bolts to start churning from above.

can_con on February 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Exactly!

Dems: What if we give a sequester and no one comes?

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM

They’ll force the issue.

They will MAKE uncomfortable things happen.
They got a list all worked out and will begin rolling it out over the weekend.
I say make them explain, in precise detail, why it had to happen.
They will have trouble with justification.

Jabberwock on February 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Hey, give him credit for this. He’s talking about a sledgehammer today. All week it has been a meat cleaver. Lil’ Bammy learned a about a new tool in school today.

Happy Nomad on February 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Bloody shame he thinks the primary use of a sledgehammer is holding down papers on someones desk.

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM

A couple of weeks ago I watched House of Cards on Netflix, and it had me laughing.

It had the President nominating a guy who wrote a bad article about Joooooooooooos in college. As a result, there was an outrage and he had to drop out, but I’m watching this in real life, and we know that Democrats don’t give a crap about Israel and just walk in lock step for Hagel.

El_Terrible on February 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM

El_Terrible on February 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Ha, wrong tab.

El_Terrible on February 26, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Krauthammer: It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left

With all due respect Charles, you are assuming the left have enough shame to actually be embarrassed. I have found that most of the lefties haven’t any semblance of morality…they are ammoral…which doesn’t allow shame or embarrassment.

norm1111 on February 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it.”

M240H on February 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Obama’s going to effectively shut down 80% of the federal government and say it all is due to the sequester.

The media will run with the ball and show 24×7 the nasty effects of cutting just “2%”.

The entire welfare state will be cut off just to put on a show.

Obama WILL win this ball game folks. Take that to the bank.

Carnac on February 26, 2013 at 2:02 PM

It begins.
Mr. Mom just opened up the pens of “low risk” illegals.

Scare tactics, pure and simple. No need to do it except to make a point.

Sick people.

Jabberwock on February 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

By March 27, Congress will need to pass another continuing resolution, or “short-term spending plan,” or stopgap “spending resolution.”

When this comes up expect the dims to attempt to undo the spending cuts.

agmartin on February 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

… They’ll have a furloughed worker on the 6 o’clock news wondering how they’re going to feed their kids. …

ButterflyDragon on February 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The same exact way I would if I got laid-off. Well, on second thought, gubmint workers are kind of helpless after they land that gubmint job. All that job security and excessive salary makes them brain-dead, complacent and lazy, expecting the gubmint to take care of them forever. They forget how to fend for themselves and be responsible heads of families. Hey, welcome to the real world of the private sector!

belad on February 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I am a Guardsman and a DOD employee, and, I am facing 22 days of furlough. I’m not lazy and I am not overpaid, although I do, from time-to-time, get these extended ‘vacations’ in places like the Balkans and Iraq. The “gubmint” does not really “take care of” me so musch as I take care of them. I also “take care of” of people in places like New Orleans and Galveston and various flooded rivers in the northern plains. I know “how to fend for” myself in environments where most would fear to tread.

And as I accept the “real world” and appropriately prepare for the various circumstances found there, I am all for the sequester. I’ll go fishing.

Have a nice day and watch me live on TV, civilian.

M240H on February 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

March 1, 2013: The day that the Mayans feared

blammm on February 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Krauthammer: It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

And they will do everything possible to make sure that that does not happen.

Physics Geek on February 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

Which is why they’re going to make sure no one makes it out of this alive…

Ukiah on February 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

These tools in power will not be satisfied until we’re completely broken economically, and toothless militarily.

Jimmuh Cahtuh must be relieved to not be the biggest laughingstock in the history of the universe any more.

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2013 at 2:25 PM

They will have trouble with justification.

Jabberwock on February 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

In a sane world, they would – like justifying that 2 million ‘loss’ to a non-existent government agency they trotted out a few days ago.

However, this gang won’t ever let a crisis go to waste, and if there is no crisis they and Pravda West will simply manufacture one.

Expect all national parks to be shut down this summer, very long waits to board a plane, etc., etc., ad nauseum. These thugs will stop at nothing to destroy America. Nothing.

And why are we even listening to a RINO shrink who continues to project and attribute sane reactions to the seriously deranged?

Opinionator on February 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Mr. Mom just opened up the pens of “low risk” illegals.

But not before they all completed and submitted their dem party registration forms, and handed picture booklets complete with easy instructions on where to get free government goodies…no questions asked.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM

I feel that America is like a family. The two children, about 8 and 9, a boy and a girl are the public. The parents, average types in wealth and status are the Republicans. Wild, free spending, always ready to party is good old Uncle Fred that comes to visit.

The kids love Uncle Fred, he takes them to carnivals, out for ice cream, movies, and brings fun presents for them. Yea, kids just love him. Yet the parents are careful with their money; always talking restraint in all things to their children. Man are they boring.

One day they get a call. It seems good old Uncle Fred is bankrupt. His wild free spending drove him into insolvency.

mike3121 on February 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Let the whole damned thing crash. Then we’ll find out what’s REALLY important.

GarandFan on February 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM

But the problem is:

Can the left use this as an excuse for a bad economy going forward?

blink on February 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM

The left will try to make this as painful as possible – so they can blame the “evil” Republicans. If the economy goes into another recession (it may already be) or if unemployment continues to tick up, of course they will blame it on the sequester.

TarheelBen on February 26, 2013 at 3:56 PM

OMG! Whatever will happen if the mean Republicans don’t cave and $2 million is taken out of the National Drug Intelligence Center’s $20 million budget?????

The sky will fall……

…..on the centre, which CLOSED last year!

Resist We Much on February 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM

it is a challenge for many to clearly imagine billions and trillions of dollars. So lets throw a few zeros away. Can we cut $8.30 out of $4000.

scruplesrx on February 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM