Eat, Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We’re Not Gonna Die After All!

Looks like we may have dodged yet another apocalypse:

Video: Obama Now Walking Back Dire Sequester Predictions: “Alot of People May Not Notice”

He’s been on the road for what? Two weeks or more talking about the “the parade of horribles” that will befall the nation if Congress doesn’t pass the Democrats’ deficit-raising sequester plan. Now, on the eve of the sequester, we’re hearing a leetle bit of a walk back:

“It’s conceivable that in the first week, first two weeks, first three weeks, first month – that unless your business is directly related to the Defense Dept, unless you live in a town that is directly impacted by a military installation, unless you’re a family that now is trying to figure out where to keep your kids during the day because you just lost a Head Start slot, a lot of people may not notice the full impact of the sequester.”

In the words of Emily Litella, “Nevermind“.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is blaming the sequester negotiations for their failure to submit a budget on the first Monday in February. No explanation for why they were late those three other years too. Not only that but Obama is setting aside seven whole minutes tomorrow to meet with congressional Republicans.

So there’s that to look forward to.

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65 Responses to Eat, Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We’re Not Gonna Die After All!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I’ve reached the point that I’m rooting for the apocalypse to arrive. It would be a helluva way to die.

  2. Mary says:

    Seven whole minutes, eh?

    It’s a photo-op, with Obama pontificating. Wa-wa, wa-wa, wa-wa.

    What an asshat.

  3. HELENK says:

    brought this up from down stairs

    put the blame on them. usual song and dance

  4. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Whew! That was close! Good thing we have such strong leadership.

  5. votermom says:

    Myiq, I just read Night (Eli Wiesel) – I feel all wrung out now. He really put it all down unflinchingly.

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  7. HELENK says:

    per harry reid to the press: you have an obligation to report that democrats are right!!!!!!!!!!

    silly me I thought their obligation was to report true facts

  8. HELENK says:

    so according to backtrack the whole country will cease to exist. life will not longer be as we knew it.

    maxing out my credit cards
    buying the Audi I wanted
    telling off all those who annoyed me over the years
    drinking only top shelf
    tell my kids even though I love them, nothing left to leave them
    i am thinking of a few other things that are not fit to print

  9. wmcb says:

    Heh! From a Catholic friend of mine:

    I’m tired of hearing there is no Pope, OMG what will happen with NO POPE? What do people think will happen …….”Catholics Gone Wild” ?!?!

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Pat Caddell:

    Obama is the closest thing to Nixon we’ve seen in 40 years

    It is not without a bit of irony that, in the 40 years since the explosion of the Watergate story, Bob Woodward would again be under attack from the White House for trying to tell the truth. But this time the attack is coming from a Democrat.

    While Barack Obama may not share the Nixon pedigree, he and his White House are the closest thing to the Nixon regime of any that we have seen since then — both in the extent of their paranoia and their willingness to suppress the truth and push the boundaries of law.

    In my lifetime, in over 40 years in national politics, Mr. Obama is the only president who comes close to rivaling Richard Nixon for fundamental disingenuousness.

    However, some things never change, just as Woodward and Bernstein were attacked then by the establishment mainstream media for daring to question a president — or do a story that they wouldn’t touch — they are once again attacking Woodward the way they did when he and Carl Bernstein pursed Watergate.

    As the youngest person on Nixon’s enemies list in 1972, I am particularly sensitive to a White House where they have utter disregard for trampling on dissent and on the rights of individuals.

    Since Benghazi, when I raised the alarm about a media that was not only willing to blatantly support one political party or one political a candidate but for the first time seemed willing to suppress or ignore the facts and truth as related to a disaster of American foreign policy, my fear has been that we are now on a slippery slope. Almost everything since then has helped to realize that fear. Chuck Hagel, the sequester, Mr. Obama’s speeches — all of these have revealed a mainstream press that has absolutely decided to wear its bias openly as outriders of the Obama administration. Except for one issue — when the president refused to allow reporters to cover him and Tiger Woods playing golf together. Now that’s something they can get riled up about.

    What this Woodward, White House sequester battle highlights is the crisis in our democracy. Not so much for what it says about Mr. Obama and his administration but for what it says about the establishment press and all the members of my own party.

    During Watergate, there were a number of Republicans who were willing to stand against the president of their party in defense of the United States of America.

    Sadly, as as Democrat, I must confess, that today there is no Democratic Senator or member of the House who appears to be willing to publicly put the country ahead of Barack Obama’s White House.

    As important as these other issues are, however, nothing rivals Benghazi.

    During the Chuck Hagel confirmation fight, it was revealed that to this day, neither the public nor the Congress know the names of those who were evacuated out of Benghazi. Nor have we ever seen the transcripts of the interviews which were conducted immediately after the event.

    The White House’s excuse, that this information cannot be revealed because of an FBI investigation, is eerily and frighteningly similar to Nixon telling H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman to “turn off” the Watergate investigation as it threatened national security.

    Sadly, it now appears that Director Mueller and the FBI are willing to serve, once again, as an instrument of cover up for an administration — this time following a tragedy in which 4 Americans are now dead.

    As much as I have always admired Bob Woodward and admire now him in the sequester fight and for his willingness to take on the White House, I cannot refrain from expressing my disappointment that this man, who did such a service for the country 40 years ago, has essentially taken himself off the boards of the Benghazi fiasco. I wish that if Woodward were to get in a fight, he would do it on an issue that really matters to the safety of the United States.

    Except Nixon was competent. Corrupt, but competent.

    • wmcb says:

      Nixon was corrupt, but I don’t think that was his primary flaw. His primary flaw is that he was paranoid. He wasn’t a people person, not a gladhander, very private, and paranoid. It was his distrust of other people and suspicious nature that led to the corruption. I don’t think he naturally gravitated to corruption (as some do), I think his paranoia drove him there in the desire to protect himself. Sad, because he was in many ways a good president before he spiraled out of control.

  11. wmcb says:

    This is like a scene out of a Cheech and Chong movie. Marijuana cannon firing bundles of weed over the border:

  12. SHV says:

    “Nixon was corrupt, but I don’t think that was his primary flaw. His primary flaw is that he was paranoid”
    I don’t recall that traditional corruption, as exhibited by the Obama administration, was part of the Nixon WH. He was very intelligent, very paranoid and like Harry Truman, not being part of the elite, suffered from an inferiority complex. IMO, Bush and Obama have improved Nixon’s place in history considerably.

  13. myiq2xu says:

    Less than 1 hour until the Sequester Apocalypse arrives. Call everyone you love and tell them goodbye while there is still time!

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  17. yttik says:

    I think it’s okay to panic. We are popeless. The Pope has thrown in the towel. When the Pope quits, you know you’re in real trouble.

    Congress is something else! So is Obama. After dire predictions about the end of the world they all promptly….go on vacation. WTH? I thought this was the biggest crisis our nation has ever experienced? I thought airports were going to close, children could no longer go to school, old people would be starving in the streets? WTH? They go on vacation??

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    • Constance says:

      Yes to the backup generator and I think it’s a good idea to check your earthquake supplies. Then proceed with the Catholics Gone Wild/Sequester-rama event.

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    I guess this means we can finally break into our reserves of creamed corn?

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