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Senator Rand Paul Lays It Down Like Every Republican Should

Posted on | February 21, 2013 | 18 Comments

by Smitty

The GOP should be firmly on #OccupyResoluteDesk’s sad little case just like this, 24/7/365:

@4:36 “This is the emotionalism that’s always used to argue against any cuts.”

Paul invites the question: just why are the bulk of other elected Republicans not stepping up to the plate?

via The Examiner

Update: Geraghty at NRO:
Here’s the 3 by 5 index card version of what the GOP’s message on sequestration ought to be:

  • Our current level of spending is unsustainable. Spending must go down. Period.
  • This is a 2 percent cut [in spending growth].
  • Sure, if we in the Republican Party had complete control of the government, we would be implementing the cuts differently. But we don’t.
  • Congress can only appropriate funds; it doesn’t run the departments and agencies that spend the money. That’s the power and responsibility of the executive branch.
  • If the Obama administration’s response to a 2 percent cut is really to let all the criminals out of the jails and end food safety inspections, then it is no longer disputable that he’s a Stuttering Cluster-you-know-what of a Miserable Failure.

Update II: Legal Insurrection links, “Sequester — already the biggest lie of 2013