What is Speaker Boehner Thinking?
Now we take the Byron York story in the Washington Examiner: “The GOP’s Astonishingly Bad Message on Sequester Cuts — In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner describes the upcoming sequester as a policy ‘that threatens US national security, thousands of jobs and more.'”
Boehner, echoing Obama, in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. And Byron York said, wait a minute, it leads to a question here. Why would Republicans support — I mean, the Republicans support the sequester. They’re on record as supporting it. Even though it’s Obama’s idea, they support it. It’s the only way we’re gonna get some budget cuts, and they’re infinitesimal anyway. But the question is, why would Republicans support something that does what Boehner says it’s gonna do? Threatens US national security, thousands of jobs could be lost. Boehner’s calling the cuts deep, when they’re not.
I do not have an explanation. I don’t think that there is a reasonable explanation for that. I don’t understand it. Don’t have an answer for you. It’s too simple to chalk this up to incompetence. It may be that, but that’s too simple. I don’t have an answer. I can’t explain it to you. All I know is that it doesn’t make any sense.