A few days from now, the sequester - mandatory government spending cuts - will officially begin, and the president has been out on the stump trying to convince Americans that the results will be cataclysmic (he calls it a "meat cleaver approach" to the budget which will cost jobs, jeopardize military readiness, and hurt America's education and energy sectors) and that the sequester is a creation of the evil Republicans.
Unsurprisingly, Barry is lying like a prayer rug.
In the third presidential debate, Obama angrily said "The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed." Unfortunately for the president, anyone with a memory more functional than that of the heavily tattooed star of "Memento" knows this is bogus. Granted, that means almost the entire mainstream media has been fooled - but Watergate journalist Bob Woodward has published a handy reminder of the real facts.
Simply put, the sequester was proposed by the White House in return for the ability to borrow more money than the debt limit legally allowed. And the sequester would be irrevocably triggered if Democrats didn't subsequently make intelligent spending cuts. Which, of course, they didn't and won't. Ever.
While the administration of the actual sequester spending cuts will be handled badly, with the deliberate intention from the Whitehouse of causing maximum pain and publicity, the actual amount of spending being cut from the nation's budget is roughly equivalent to a mouse's fart in a hurricane.
However, the real significance is that this may also be the first time that the GOP stands up to this pathological liar of a president and forces him to keep his word.
Frankly, we think that should become mandatory, too.
We're looking forward to the sequels, too.