Well, that should save him a lot of press conferences, I suppose. Obama sums it up, and gives the media four years of talking points:
At a White House press conference this morning, President Obama laid the blame for the sequester and its effects solely on Republicans. He warned that “every time that we get a piece of economic news” in the coming months, that “economic news could have been better” if not for Republicans’ failure to act. “None of this is necessary,” he continued. “It’s happening because of a choice that Republicans in Congress have made. They have allowed these cuts to happen” in order to prevent tax increases.
Video is here.
Bob Woodward called Obama's actions "madness". I concur, as I wondered even before Woodward if, regarding the sequester, Is Barack Obama That Crazy Guy On The Street Corner, Wearing A Sign Claiming The World Will End At Midnight?
You tell me. From the same press conference:
Even though most people agree that I'm being reasonable, that most people agree that I am presenting a fair deal -- the fact that [Republicans] don't take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what's right," he said.
"I'm not a dictator," he said.
Everyone agrees with Barack Obama, claims....Barack Obama. Except for those nasty Republicans in Congress.
And the other 49% of America? Apparently, they don't even exist. Dear Leader must have gotten 100% of the vote, and we missed it.
And if that's not bad enough, the president then goes on to bemoan the fact that he's neither Luke Skywalker or Benito Mussolini.
It's not funny anymore. Or even sad.
It's starting to get plain scary...