Skip to comments.Republicans to Obama: Quit campaigning, spending cuts 'are going to happen'
Posted on 02/26/2013 3:36:07 PM PST by tobyhill
President Obama took his campaign to warn about looming spending cuts on the road Tuesday, using a Virginia shipyard as a backdrop to his message that Congress' failure to act will cost jobs.
But back in Washington, Republicans said the president's theatrics aren't doing any good -- and that the American people would be better served if Obama worked with Congress on a viable alternative.
"The spending cuts are going to happen and the option now for the president is, do you want to work for a different way for these savings to be achieved?" Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said. "And that's very doable."
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he'd be "happy" to give the Obama administration "more flexibility" to spread around the $85 billion in cuts how they'd like.
That idea is being pushed as part of a Republican-backed bill expected to get a vote later in the week, along with a Democratic bill.
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Spending cuts, or cuts in the rate of increase?
Good play so far by Republicans. “Go ahead Obama, we will cede to your superior knowledge. you cut the 85 billion. Your choice, either you cut it or the sequester goes into effect.”
I’ll believe it when I see it.
And considering this pathetic crop of “Republicans,” I don’t expect to be seeing much of anything; least of all any spine.
The Republicans are being played by Obama again...
Obama WANTS this to happen! these are EXACTLY the cuts he ALWAYS wanted! He just wants to lay the blame for them at the Republicans feet.
Republicans are terrible at messaging. They don’t know how to craft their message, and they don’t know how to get the message out. Either that or they have no desire to work at it.