Prog Canon (today’s reading: SeaQuest-ers)

Lie or just fiction?

In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama spent much of the early part of his speech savaging the idea of sequestration. In his typically understated way, Mr. Obama referred to the sequester cuts as “sudden, harsh, and arbitrary.” In case he wasn’t clear, Obama also referred to them as “reckless.” And just in case this indictment was too vague, the president said the sequester was a “really bad idea.”

Which makes this interview between Fox News’ Bret Baier and White House press secretary Jay Carney so delicious. Under Baier’s firm, skillful questioning, Carney is forced to admit that yes, that really bad, terrible, awful, reckless, harsh, vicious, offense-against-God-and-Man idea was … the president’s. [more]


What is also worth noting isn’t simply the admission by Carney, but his petulance. The former-Time-journalist-turned-Obama-mouthpiece is clearly very unhappy to be pressed on this matter. Because Mr. Carney, like the president, seems to believe that tough, direct, and respectful questions are a violation of journalist ethics in the age of Obama.

Buuuut, the ProgTheology poster for that will have to wait for another time.


  1. mojo
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:33 am |

    Yeah, yeah, Jay gets his payoff. Not even mildly embarrassed by it.

    More top-notch “journalism”:
    Seems the Queen is unlikely to step down a la Pope Ratzo.

    No shit, Sherlock – look who’s on deck. Crazy Charlie and his divorced missus. Liz doesn’t want to have anything to do with the coming bruhaha with Parliament over the divorcee. She went through that shit with Uncle Eddie and Wallis Simpson.

  2. Merovign
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm |

    MFM delenda est.

    Obama asked the press corps to hold a story yesterday, and *they did*.

    Because a man chooses, a slave obeys.

  3. Fat Baxter
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm |

    We’re getting ready for the sequester at my office, wargaming a few scenarios. The most likely is that we’ll be furloughed for one day per week (stay home, no pay), from 1 March until 1 Oct, for a total of 22 days (max allowable by law. Any more, they’d have to go with a RIF). That’s a 20% pay cut.

    A lot of depot-level maintenance will simply be deferred. No work on ships, planes, etc. Just kick that can to the right and hope that the workers will still be there when it all restarts.

    We’re also being told that office supplies will be at a premium. When the toner cartridges for the printers run out, that’s it, unless we pool some personal $$s and buy our own.

    Fun times.

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm |

    We patriots four years ago, and now the international thugs have taken the measure of the manchild perpetually behind the lectern, and Carney just demonstrated how indefensible the Uhbama ‘program’ is. Uhbama has been repeating the same ideological cliches four years now, yet has actually done little to make them happen, hoping others might do for him.
    During one of the Presidential debates, Romney actually started to forcefully mount a fact laden attack on Uhbama policies and ‘accomplishments’, and watching Uhbama’s face, I could see him starting to explode, and then Romney backed off rather than go for the kill.
    Uhbama is a thin skinned pansy, and a lazy, lying jackass ™ DougM.

    What Baier did and what many foreign leaders are now doing with impunity is peeing in Uhbama’s soup, because they see Uhbama is all hat and no cattle. A man who made a career of voting present, who needs a teleprompter to address a fifth grade class, who goes whole quarters and more without holding a non-scripted press conference is just a non-entity, a hollow vessel.

    He seems to think he should talk boldly only where there is someone else to blame in front of greenies, or leftists, or union thugs, or illegal aliens or welfare moms, and hasn’t the guts to put an idea out where it could attacked and he would have to defend it.

    In foreign relations, he chooses not to play, but ‘lead from behind’, doing this so reliably that foreign leaders ignore him. In 2012 Chinese officials refused to meet with Hillary, now the Russian foreign minister won’t talk to Kerry about nuclear Norks, and Ahmadinejahd scheduled a major speech about his nuclear program in Cairo, the very spot where Uhbama bent his neck to the muzzie world in the first days of his precedency.

    Yeah, hiding behind his lectern and teleprompter, the muzzies, Chicoms and the Norks and even our so-called allies see an empty suit who speaks loudly and carries a popsicle stick.
    I’m hoping more Baiers come along and shred this Uhbama lot and others will jump on the bandwagon, because when there’s blood in the water, even the Prog Press will turn on their own, because they want to seem in on [important stuff].

    I hope He fails. Miserably.

  5. Steve Skubinna
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 12:39 am |

    Well, yeah it’s a stupid idea, and yeah it was his, but that’s no reason to suggest that he bears any responsibility for it.

    That’s just waaaacist.

  6. ZZMike
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm |

    Question: Who came up with the idea of sequestration?

    Answer: Obama. (Some years back.)

    (Not thoroughly checked, but it’s what I’ve heard.)