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  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented by a Touch of Cruelty

    02/28/2013 5:54:27 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Whener
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, here’s what we know: (a) The president has paternity of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. 0bama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • Obama's release of illegals 'impeachable offense' ('This is action being taken against the country')

    02/27/2013 12:41:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND ^ | February 27, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    The Obama administration’s release of hundreds and potentially thousands of illegal-alien criminals from U.S. detention centers in connection with possible budget cuts is being called “an impeachable offense” by the nation’s highest-rated radio talk-show host. “In what used to be considered – if we can remember this far back – normal, sane times, this is an impeachable offense,” broadcaster Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday. “This is action being taken against the country. … It is sheer madness to be doing this. It is petulant, it is childish.” “This is in direct violation of the oath of office,” he continued. “Defend and...
  • DHS official resigns after immigrants are freed

    02/27/2013 12:50:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency's immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
  • Woodward: Obama's Decision Not To Deploy Carrier "A Kind Of Madness"

    02/27/2013 12:51:39 PM PST · by yoe · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    Video Bob Woodward blasted President Obama on Wednesday morning for deciding to recall an aircraft carrier from the Persian Gulf because of impending budget cuts, calling the decision "a kind of madness." Woodward: Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president...
  • Woodward: Obama Exhibiting 'A Kind of Madness I Haven't Seen in a Long Time’

    02/27/2013 9:59:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward continues to break ranks with his Obama-loving colleagues by holding the President's feet to the fire concerning the looming budget sequester. Just days after he wrote a piece in the Post exposing the inconvenient truth that it was indeed the White House that initially proposed sequestration during the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Woodward appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday saying that Obama's decision to not send the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf as a result of these deliberations was "a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time" (video follows with...
  • Sequester to Result in Shorter Days; Women, Minorities Hardest Hit

    02/27/2013 10:05:48 AM PST · by pabianice · 2 replies
    The Nav Log ^ | 72/27/13 | ip5683
    New York Times THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, DC… February 27, 2013 Today the White House warned that if the scheduled financial sequester takes place on March 1, the day will have to be shortened by 4.3%. Following a grim introduction by President Obama, White House Astronomer Dr. Karl Wretchman gave a press briefing this morning on the implications of such a shortfall. “Because of the Republicans’ refusal to allow a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans while demanding a cut in government spending on blind, homeless children, the Obama Administration has no choice but to cut the length of the...
  • Duncan on sequestration: 'Kids are gonna get hurt'

    02/27/2013 10:09:42 AM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Most cuts to education wouldn't take effect until the start of the next school year, though districts would likely begin warning employees of layoffs in March and April. But cuts to the Impact Aid program for districts with many students who live on military bases and Indian lands would be effective immediately and the effects would begun being felt next week, Duncan said. The funding could be restored if sequestration is fixed in the coming weeks, he said.
  • White House was 'unaware' of immigration detainee release

    02/27/2013 10:07:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    <p>Separately, at a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the decision was made by ICE "without any input from the White House."</p> <p>"The agency released these low-risk, non-criminal detainees under a less-expensive form of monitoring to ensure detention levels stayed within ICE's overall budget," he said.</p>
  • Krauthammer: It’s going to be really embarrassing for the Left if we come out of sequestration alive

    02/26/2013 12:42:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | 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...
  • Obama Releases ‘Waves’ of Illegal Aliens From Holding Centers

    02/26/2013 12:55:53 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Jammie
    The federal government released groups of illegal immigrants from custody across the country Monday at the same time the White House was making its case that impending budget cuts would harm efforts to protect the border and enforce federal immigration laws. Advocates reported “waves” of illegal immigrants being released from at least three detention centers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana. U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement confirmed the release of some illegal immigrants Monday night but would not say how many or from which detention centers. Sure, it’s not as if we have the right to know this stuff. Welcome to...
  • Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama (BE CAREFUL, this *IS* Politico)

    02/27/2013 8:02:23 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | By MANU RAJU and DAVID ROGERS
    Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8. The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 27,2013

    02/27/2013 8:07:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 27, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long

    02/27/2013 8:43:35 AM PST · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.
  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented By A Touch Of Cruelty

    02/27/2013 8:08:17 AM PST · by Dysart · 5 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Wehner
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, here’s what we know: (a) The president has patrimony of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. Obama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • Post-Pew Poll: Nobody knows anything about sequestration

    02/26/2013 4:16:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Americans aren't really sure what's going on, but they're pretty sure it's a big deal. Not only are most people paying very little attention to the sequester, they also have only the faintest sense of what it would do. Less than one in five (18 percent) in the Post-Pew poll say they understand “very well” what would happen if the sequester went into effect.Those remarkably low numbers come despite the fact that the debate over the sequester has dominated Washington for much of the last month and, in the past week or so, President Obama has cranked up the direness...
  • OUTRAGE: DHS Releases ‘Thousands’ of Illegal Aliens from Prison – Citing ‘Budget Cuts’

    02/26/2013 5:53:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    standwitharizona.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | John Hill
    Despite potential budget cuts being 4 days away and with Congress and the Administration negotiating to avoid them, the Department of Homeland Security has already started releasing hundreds of illegal aliens held in local jails in anticipation of automatic “sequestration” cuts – out of a planned total of more than 10,000 aliens to be released. Sources tell Stand With Arizona that DHS has “34,000 beds” for illegal aliens, meaning that Secretary Janet Napolitano is releasing nearly 1/3 of all DHS-detained illegal aliens in the United States – despite the fact that no actual cuts have even begun, and despite a...