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GOP Rep. Amash: Effort to blame Obama for sequester cuts 'disingenuous'
The Hill ^ | 14 Feb 13 | Justin Sink

Posted on 02/14/2013 6:36:46 AM PST by SkyPilot

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Wednesday he was unimpressed by efforts from fellow House Republicans to lay blame for the sequester on President Obama, calling the moves "disingenuous."

"I think it's a mistake on the part of Republicans to try to pin the sequester on Obama," Amash told Buzzfeed. "It's totally disingenuous. The debt ceiling deal in 2011 was agreed to by Republicans and Democrats, and regardless of who came up with the sequester, they all voted for it. So, you can't vote for something and, with a straight face, go blame the other guy for its existence in law."

Last week, Republicans on Capitol Hill switched their Facebook and Twitter avatars to a passage from Bob Woodward's recent book that reports the sequester was first proposed by the White House. Additionally, they sent messages critical of the president and sequester using the Twitter hashtag #Obamaquester. It was part of an effort to lay blame at the feet of President Obama for the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts set to take effect on March 1.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 113th; defense; defensespending; demagogicparty; gop; michigan; obama; partisanmediashills; sequester

The wheels are coming off the Republican attempt to absolve themselves of responsibility for the coming train wreck. Obama and the Democrats share a large part of the blame, but the Republicans agreed to this, the voted for it, Boehner said 2011 that he got "98% of what I wanted", the GOP agreed to the Sequestration formula that punishes Defense inordinately, and the Republicans completely ignored and then punted on the Sequester half of the "Fiscal Cliff" talks.

Defense is about to be hollowed out, and the GOP has "embraced" it. But, when it comes to garbage like "Immigration Reform", the GOP has done a complete 180 and now says:

Amnistía? Sí, se puede!

1 posted on 02/14/2013 6:36:57 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Thanks, Amash, we know have documented evidence that you are a RINO and are therefore due all respect accorded to t*rds of your status.

Shove it up your smelly Obama.

When you’re warm enough, crawl out and find the real Obama and crawl up his smelly Obama.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 6:40:21 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SkyPilot

With moron Republicans like this guy giving King Barry a total pass on sequestration (it was in fact cooked up by him, Reid, and McConnnell to get around the TEA Party House freshmen), the GOP doesn’t even deserve to be a minority party.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SkyPilot

It’s certainly the republicans who caved. However, Mr. Amash should also point out that the democrats blame the republicans even when all the republicans vote against something. He should have prefaced his comments with “Unlike the democrats.....”


4 posted on 02/14/2013 6:42:53 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: SkyPilot

I remember the debt ceiling deal, remember saying it was the stupidest thing ever that would come back to bite the GOP


5 posted on 02/14/2013 6:44:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SkyPilot

GOPe leadership made a deal with the debbil. I hope they get all they deserve for it.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 6:49:45 AM PST by OKSooner ("Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!!")
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To: SkyPilot

We sent American jobs to China.

Now the bill is coming due.

BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS. For crying out loud.

Wake up America.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 6:54:12 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SkyPilot

Blame-shifting is the second most important activity of the denizens of Washington, DC.

Right behind fund-raising.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 7:02:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (An irate, tireless minority...setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men...SelfGovernment.US)
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To: SkyPilot

Throw all the RINOs out. MI just as well have all Democrats as this pile of chicken dung.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 7:04:45 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: GeronL
I agree. I thought the same thing. The congressman is, of course, correct. However, he needs to remember this is a war and you don't give aid to the enemy.

But again, he is correct. What the GOP is doing is equal to a kid getting in trouble and blaming their friend. "Hey Johny...why did you throw rocks into the window of that vacant house? Well Dad...it was Timmy's IDEA!!!"

And this is why I suggested way back then that they should let it fail. That their "compromise" was a disaster. Now, they are trying to salve their consciences because it was Timmy's idea.

10 posted on 02/14/2013 7:05:19 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: NELSON111

right. We knew this would happen back when the GOPe was making the deal, they were building their own trap


11 posted on 02/14/2013 7:14:18 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Timber Rattler

It’s clear to me that that the GOP has been infiltrated by leftists, working on the same principle as do termites, to destroy it from within. The left has utitlised this tactic with great effectiveness on other American institutions, such as academia, the culture, and the media, and are now “mopping up” the few remaining institutions they don’t own, such as the military, the Christian church, and the one real remaining political opposition party (Republican party).


12 posted on 02/14/2013 7:17:34 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SkyPilot
The RINOs must be purged in 2014, OR a new party must be formed and force the GOP into the "third party" category.

Until Conservatives can make this happen nothing is going to change in the District of Corruption. These two parties have been around since 1855 (after the demise of the Whigs) and are complicit in so many of the goings-on in DC, that nothing - absolutely nothing - is going to change until the GOP is kicked to the curb. How long have conservative been trying to wrest control from the likes of Boner and Hastert? At least going back to Newt.

Take your pick - right now the RAT party is on its ascendancy due to a complete lack of spine in the GOP. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY BONER WAS PICKED AS SPEAKER AFTER ALL THE HUFFING AND PUFFING ABOUT CHALLENGING HIM BY THE LIKES OF BACHMANN?
13 posted on 02/14/2013 7:29:59 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: GeronL
I remember the debt ceiling deal, remember saying it was the stupidest thing ever that would come back to bite the GOP

Yeah, we all did. But McConnell and Boehner were so intent on undercutting the TEA party freshmen that they cut off their noses to spite their faces.

14 posted on 02/14/2013 7:39:18 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy

Hey, look, Amash the Paultard* takes Obama’s side once again. He must like Obama almost as much as he does Ahmadinejad.

* I normally use the term “Paulistinian” instead of Paultard to describe adherents to the Cult of L. Ron Paul, but (i) Amash is of “Palestinian” descent, and I wouldn’t want people who don’t read carefully to think that I was refering pejoritavely to his ascent and (ii) if any is dumb enough to deserve to be called a Paultard, it’s Justin Amash.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 8:03:13 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS. For crying out loud. Wake up America.

Even that battle cry does not resonate, as "Made in America" has become "Made by Mexicans in America".

16 posted on 02/14/2013 8:03:44 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Da Coyote

Amash is a RINO? Seriously?


17 posted on 02/14/2013 8:44:27 AM PST by bjcoop
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To: SkyPilot

Tom Vilsak, Ag Sec, described what would be cut in his department with the sequestration. He would lay off the inspectors, which would in turn close down plant and damage the exports from there. And blame the Republicans, of course.
The Republicans should call for the reduction/elimination of transaction fees for Food Stamp cards from the Banks for starters. But, they just aren’t that intelligent.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 8:55:15 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: bjcoop

And MSNBC calls Amash for interviews in 5...4...3...2...


19 posted on 02/14/2013 8:59:05 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SkyPilot
"I think it's a mistake on the part of Republicans to try to pin the sequester on Obama," Amash told Buzzfeed. "It's totally disingenuous.

RINO ASS!!!

Face facts -the bill was another in a recent string of last minute 'emergency' bills. I doubt seriously whether few even had the opportunity or made the opportunity to read the damn thing. As well, I doubt seriously that the 'sequester' was detailed to the point where there is no ability for the executive to arbitrarily make cuts.

Washington DC is broken and although I would agree that the kenyan marxist 'sneaks' plenty of leftist crap into the emergency legislation he promotes and pushes as emergency in need of quick action -the REAL problem is idiots who let others craft legislation that they never read before voting on.

20 posted on 02/14/2013 8:59:42 AM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: bjcoop
Amash is of Palestinian descent and got upset last week when McCain called Ahmenijahad a "monkey". He said it was racist.

He also is a Ron Paul supporter and Right to Life condemns him for voting "present" on de-funding Planned Parenthood. They rate him the 7th worst House member on pro-life issues.

He's fooling conservatives with his "maverick" routine. In reality, he's a mixed up dude.

21 posted on 02/14/2013 1:07:59 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Did you look at the reasons for his votes? It’s certainly not because he’s liberal. He is pro-life and voted against sex selective abortion ban because it wasn’t even a proposal that would stop abortions and you need to look at his rationale for voting no on the PP defunding. Come on, you have to look below the surface on these things.


22 posted on 02/15/2013 9:18:07 AM PST by bjcoop
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To: bjcoop
Amash's reasons are not hard to find. He says he voted present because he doesn't agree with singling one entity out or they might change their name or something. Gimme a break. Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the country and he has trouble denying them funds? Would he have denied ACORN funds as well? There's a reason Right to Life has trouble with the guy.

And there's "something beneath the surface" for his reasons for saying McCain was racist for his statement against Ahmanenijad? Yes, Amash is a strange person who prides himself on being a "maverick". Many libertarians are this way.

23 posted on 02/15/2013 10:12:17 AM PST by what's up
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To: Perdogg; cripplecreek; MichCapCon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

Amash is a really revolting RINO, I think completely backed by the soap brothers’ fortune. Thanks SkyPilot.


24 posted on 02/23/2013 5:41:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: what's up

/bingo

There are no excuses for Amash’s votes, despite the best efforts of the Apaulogists.


25 posted on 02/23/2013 5:43:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
What the hell?

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative action thread
26 posted on 02/23/2013 5:55:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
What the hell?

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative action thread
27 posted on 02/23/2013 5:56:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: what's up

Amash is conservative when it is safe to be so. He likes to pad his maverick independent creds by voting present and voting against the GOP whenever the vote is not close.

He is Conservative on guns but like you said, when it comes to islam, he works hard to come up with excuses to not be anti islam. I asked him about banning the berkha like it has been recently done in France and he went extremely on the offense about against that idea.

He likes to court the Tea Party, in fact was the only politician in Grand Rapids to speak at the first Tea Party meeting there.

IN this case I believe its right what he says.....The Gop voted for this crap and now they want to blame odumbi. NOW, Rand Paul, is much better. Maybe Amash needs a Challenger in Grand Rapids.


28 posted on 02/25/2013 10:51:58 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: SkyPilot

Kind of like the War in Iraq, the one Hillary Clinton and a whole bunch of Democrat Politicians Voted for.

I remember the “shared” blame coming from the Democrats on that one./s


29 posted on 02/25/2013 11:32:33 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline Under Construction, Use Alternate Sarcasm Until Further Notice)
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