Worst case scenario for Obama?

What if the sequester happened and nobody cared?

Over the past week, President Obama has painted a picture of impending disaster, warning of travel delays, laid-off firefighters and pre-schoolers tossed out of Head Start. Conservatives accuse Obama of exaggerating the impact, and some White House allies worry the slow-moving sequester may fail to live up to the hype.

“The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2,” said Emily Holubowich, a Washington health-care lobbyist who leads a coalition of 3,000 nonprofit groups fighting the cuts. “The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.”

I, for one, will be disgusted if sequestration doesn’t happen. I would say “let it burn” but the sequester’s pathetic, minuscule reduction in the rate of growth isn’t even enough to light a match.

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6 Responses to Worst case scenario for Obama?

  1. Uke says:

    I guess it’ll be up to someone to make sure that bad things happen on March 2. Not a week after, not three days after. But ON March 2. How else do you expect to initiate that Pavlovian conditioning? The Honey Boo Boo crowd won’t see the GOP as evil unless they get hit with a bat on March 2.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Yeah, he will slaughter Pandas at the national zoo before he laid off a single Bureau of Land Management economist. Why? Americans will demand tax increases to save the pandas but nobody gives a flying fuck if a BLM economist is fired.

      Obama’s plan for March 2 is obvious: Shut down the national zoo, lay off rangers at Yellowstone, reduce hours for air traffic controllers and close the Smithsonian.

      On the other hand, SEIU slack asses, BLM bureaucrats, wool and mohair inspectors, Obamacare enforcement IRS agents and so forth will not even see their hours cut. Cutting that stuff, after all, wouldn’t outrage Americans. Outraging Americans, after all, is the point.

  2. A Guy says:

    “I, for one, will be disgusted if sequestration doesn’t happen.”

    -Couldn’t agree more.

  3. Tatersalad says:

    What is sequestration? Isn’t that something to do with horses? Like in horses ass, as in Barack Obama?

  4. notamobster says:

    The other day, my friend sent out some info he got from his union. US CBP (he’s a customs agent) union sent out a scathing rebuke of the Obama Administration! I know, right? They placed sequestration squarely in the lap of President Barry… that and the layoff of as much as 30% of the agents and 40% (inflated) reduction in pay.

    That will be used to rouse the rabble, as well.

  5. trebor snoyl says:

    And here I thought sequestration was what happened to juries when deciding a case.