March 4, 2013
CONN CARROLL: 2014 and Obama’s Campaign of Pain. “Obama is done trying to work with Republicans in 2013 and 2014. He is abandoning any real effort for bipartisan immigration, gun, or energy reform. The bulk of his effort will now be devoted to eliminating all Republican power in Washington. And Obama’s first step in that campaign will be to maximize the amount of pain the sequester inflicts on the American people. . . . For perhaps the first time in the history of the United States, it is in the political interest of a president to inflict maximum pain on the American people.”
Somebody should really put in a FOIA request for communications between the White House and agencies about sequester implementation. There’s gold in those emails.