Politico: Republicans Lack Unity in Dealing With the Upcoming Sequestration Spending Cuts

by Colonel on February 24, 2013

“There seem to be three distinct camps: Most congressional Republicans appear willing to let the sequester happen since they can’t replace it in time. Others want the cuts to be even deeper. And still others wish that House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama would just get in the same room and negotiate a deal, even if it includes the tax hikes that most Republicans abhor.

But in the spin war with Obama — who has had one consistent message of late: that the massive, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect March 1 will gut cherished programs — the message muddle has put the GOP at a disadvantage.

 

Even GOP strategist Karl Rove wrote last week in The Wall Street Journal that “congressional Republicans are simultaneously united divided and confused” about the sequester.

” — Ginger Gibson, Copyright 2013 Politico LLC

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