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Obama spoke to our military at Camp Pendleton Wednesday. He pledged to put back the cuts made to our military under sequester and he acted as if he had nothing to do with the cuts.
The cuts were his idea and, at the time, he said he would veto any spending budget that didn’t include those cuts, but he is never one to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
In this video, Barack Obama complains about sequester. He blames George W. Bush for the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression and attacks Washington for his Obamaquester.
Here he is saying he will veto any effort to eliminate the sequester. He was for it before he was against it.
Here he is saying the Sequestration – Obamaquester – was not his idea and will never happen:
Here is Max Baucus saying that the Sequestration was Obama’s idea:
Here is Bob Woodward saying that Sequestration was Obama’s idea:
Here is Jay Carney saying that Sequestration was Obama’s idea. The Republicans were snookered and went for it.
In October, President Obama gave an interview with the liberal Des Moines Register. He asked them not to publish it. They complied for weeks. The reason? A slip of the tongue!
In the interview he acted as if the Sequester would happen while he was denying it would happen to Bob Schieffer, to Mitt Romney, and to the world.
This is the piece that Obama did not want reported:
THE PRESIDENT: Well, Rick, let me answer you short term and long term. In the short term, the good news is that there’s going to be a forcing mechanism to deal with what is the central ideological argument in Washington right now, and that is: How much government do we have and how do we pay for it?
So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place, the commitment of both myself and my opponent — at least Governor Romney claims that he wants to reduce the deficit — but we’re going to be in a position where I believe in the first six months we are going to solve that big piece of business.
It will probably be messy. It won’t be pleasant. But I am absolutely confident that we can get what is the equivalent of the grand bargain that essentially I’ve been offering to the Republicans for a very long time, which is $2.50 worth of cuts for every dollar in spending, and work to reduce the costs of our health care programs.
…the sequester in place. Here he was denying it would ever happen and he planned for it to happen all along!
Check out WaPo’s four Pinocchio rating for Obama’s blame game here.