The GOP is dead? Talk to Obama about the sequester

Writing off a political party because they lose an election or two is dangerous - as President Obama and the Democrats discovered with mandatory cuts that led to a bogus furlough for air traffic controllers. The administration's dog and pony show on how badly the sequester is hurting blew up in their faces as it became clear that the delays at airports over the last week could have easily been avoided. The House passed an accounting fix for the FAA - who could have done it themselves - and the president is expected to sign it. And the House GOP is crying "foul" at the way the FAA refused to mitigate the impact of sequester cuts on the flying public. The Hill: "There are some in the Obama administration who thought inflicting pain on the public would give the president more leverage to avoid making necessary spending cuts, and to impose more tax hikes on the American people," Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during the Republican weekly address. The Federal Aviation...(Read Full Post)