S-Day is fast approaching. Unless the White House and House Republicans agree on a budget deal, $85 billion in budget cuts, known as the sequester, will take effect on March 1. All you have to do is turn to Google search and you’ll see there is still much debate about who was originally responsible for the sequestration idea. Not according to Sean Hannity though, who uses a clip of Bob Woodward to “prove” it was, indeed Obama’s suggestion. But we say, not so fast, Sean! Americablog has a decidedly different perspective, blaming weeping Cheeto and Speaker of the House, John Boehner, for the current budget debacle.
This is our take: Congress had to vote on it before President Obama signed the proposal, so we think it’s safe to say they all bear some responsibility, and TPM agrees.
In typical Faux “News” style, Hannity vilifies the President in this segment, claiming he is “fear-mongering” and “blaming Republicans and using pathetic scare tactics to smear the opposition.” He says that after calling President Obama the “Commander Campaigner in Chief.” Pot, meet kettle.
Watch the clip in which Hannity “Hannitizes” the President’s sequestration speech before calling him a “thief” and saying he’s “stealing from our kids.” We’re glad Sean Hannity is able to make light of the sequestration, which will hit the poor and middle class hardest. No wonder he doesn’t give a damn.
On the bright side, Austin Goolsby, an American economist, Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama calls Hannity out on his BS. Well, when he can get a word in edgewise that is.
Watch the video below: