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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:15 PM

Republicans will take the heat if no sequester deal is reached, poll shows

Republicans will take the heat if no sequester deal is reached, poll shows

Did the president's remarks to the National Governors Association succeed in shifting blame for the possible sequester toward Republicans?

The answer is probably no because the public already blames Republicans for the sequester.

A Pew poll released on 21 February found 49% of respondents would blame "Republicans in Congress" if the two sides can't strike a deal, while 31% would blame the president and 11% would blame both.

Republicans have been arguing vociferously that the sequester was Obama's idea and now he must own it. They call it the "Obamaquester." They point to Bob Woodward's reporting from back in July 2011, when the loathsome pact was struck. Woodward says the sequester was the brainchild of White House budget director Jack Lew and congressional relations chief Rob Nabors.

There's no sign that any argument Republicans can make will succeed in laying blame at the president's door. . . .


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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/25/republicans-sequester-deal-blame

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ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
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Dawson Leery Feb 2013 #2
madokie Feb 2013 #3
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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:20 PM

1. Well, lets give that a kick!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:22 PM

2. Obama has the advantage of being charismatic and offers a clear vision.

The GOP/Teabaggers are too filled with hatred of Obama and moderates/liberals in general to define their own policies.
Part of this is that the Repubs know their policies have been rejected.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:23 PM

3. Its pretty obvious who is working for us

and it damn sure isn't the republiCONs in the house or senate

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:25 PM

4. Kicked and Recommended

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:32 PM

5. And well they should take the blame.

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