Examiner Editorial: Obama blames GOP for his own economic failures | WashingtonExaminer.com

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Examiner Editorial: Obama blames GOP for his own economic failures | WashingtonExaminer.com
by Examiner Editorial

“Our economy is facing a major headwind, and that is Republicans in Congress.” This was how White House spokesman Jay Carney tried Wednesday to explain away any responsibility on President Obama’s part for the 0.1 percent economic contraction that occurred in the fourth quarter of last year. In particular, he cited Republican “brinksmanship” over the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester.

From the way he spoke, you would think that Republicans control the apparatus of government in Washington. You would think that Obama hadn’t been president for four years, or that he didn’t spend months threatening to veto any rollback of the sequester cuts, or that the sequester had not originally been his administration’s idea as a solution to the budget impasse of 2011. But as he has for so long, Obama would rather blame, in Carney’s words, Republican “brinksmanship” over the sequester. Continue reading →

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Sandy, Omnibus and Our Idiotic Congress

by Jeff Swanson

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We heard Chris Christie bellow about the delay in Hurricane Sandy relief, “It’s why the American people hate Congress. Unlike the people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities.”

While the Governor was right, I think the moment Christie blamed the GOP House he completely missed the reason why people hate Congress:

It’s not when our Congress stops for a responsibility check that’s the problem, it’s that it had to be done at all. Our House of Representives had to hold the bill because of pork. Continue reading