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How stupid do Republicans think Americans are? (sequestration)

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3 years ago#1
Republicans refused to pass an increase in the debt ceiling until they attached slash & burn deficit reduction to it in the form of the oncoming sequestration. They subsequently bragged about their deficit cutting credentials and attacked Obama for not embracing the sequestration. Now, they are attacking Obama for the sequestration because it will hurt the economy. They want to take credit for deficit cutting while blaming Obama for the negative impact of cutting the deficit.

Do they expect Americans to have forgotten the recent past? Are they right to?
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3 years ago#2
They are going to get away with this stuff and will continue to, because they are correct about American voters' stupidity.
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3 years ago#3
RufusNKenRSTier posted...
They are going to get away with this stuff and will continue to, because they are correct about American voters' stupidity.

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3 years ago#4
Nitro378 posted...
RufusNKenRSTier posted...
They are going to get away with this stuff and will continue to, because they are correct about American voters' stupidity.

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3 years ago#5
Magus1947 posted...
Republicans refused to pass an increase in the debt ceiling until they attached slash & burn deficit reduction to it in the form of the oncoming sequestration. They subsequently bragged about their deficit cutting credentials and attacked Obama for not embracing the sequestration. Now, they are attacking Obama for the sequestration because it will hurt the economy. They want to take credit for deficit cutting while blaming Obama for the negative impact of cutting the deficit.

Do they expect Americans to have forgotten the recent past? Are they right to?


As I recall, sequestration was passed because Obama failed to come up with any better ideas.
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3 years ago#6
The day American voters become smart is the day all employees become capable of interviewing their own future bosses.
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3 years ago#7
Sequestration merely cuts the rate of growth
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3 years ago#8
An endless miasma of stupidity... that's 'Murrika--or should I say humanity--in general.
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3 years ago#9
The GOP isn't stupid. Only their followers are, just like they like 'em. When a Republican politician says stupid stuff, it's not that they actually believe it. However, they must keep their voting base as ignorant as possible.

That said, they're gonna have to step up their game eventually.
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3 years ago#10
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Nitro378 posted...
RufusNKenRSTier posted...
They are going to get away with this stuff and will continue to, because they are correct about American voters' stupidity.

At least in their own safely red districts.

atmasabr posted...
As I recall, sequestration was passed because Obama failed to come up with any better ideas.


Then you recall wrong. President Obama wanted them to raise the debt ceiling so that American would not default on its loans and crash the world economy. In exchange for not blowing up the economy the Republicans wanted big budget cuts.

The deal was that if the congress couldn't pass the cuts recommended by a bipartisan budget group, then it would just be an across the board cut.
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