If you’ve been paying attention to the latest end-game going on with the budget (the fiscal cliff is so 2012), you’ve heard the Republicans blaming everything on President Obama. He was the one who came up with the horrible idea to cut the budget by draconian measures if the White House and the Republicans couldn’t come up with an agreement, and he was the one who got it through the House and the Senate the same way he rammed healthcare down our throats and turned us into a socialist state. He did it.
Yeah, except as we’re being reminded by anyone with a search engine, Speaker John Boehner was very happy to sign on to the sequester, telling anyone who would listen that he got 98% of what he wanted in the deal hammered out in the summer of 2011 in Debt Ceiling Crisis #1.
So why are all the Republicans suddenly blaming President Obama for something they whooped through and are willing to let those cuts that will result in yet another cliffhanger moment happen? Because when you’re a Republican, there are more important things in this world than the economic stability of the nation. The most important thing is doing whatever they can to humiliate Barack Obama.
Once you know that, nothing else matters.