There’s a clever loaves and fishes trick going on with today’s major anti-GOP narrative. It begins with a sequester story Politico published last night. The story opens with the splashy claim, “Republicans open to letting billions in sequester cuts go through figure they can blame the president if the economy goes south.”

Notice they don’t say how many Republicans are thinking this way. And after a long recounting of a DCCC press release we finally get to some Republicans who argue something quite different…

These Republicans aren’t thinking about blaming anyone, they’re thinking about taking credit. So where are the blame-Obama Republicans we were promised in the lede? …