White House adviser “walks back” Barack Obama claim of an immediate sequester impact
For two weeks Barack Obama transformed himself into John the Revelator and put forth a vision of impending doom if the sequester was allowed to be implemented, however when it became clear to him that the Republicans were not going to cave for once he began to walk back his doomsday predictions. You can read my two previous posts on this here and here.
Barack Obama has now sent out his economic adviser, Gene Sperling, to continue walking back the armageddon scenario he set forth in the first place:
Nobody ever suggested that this … was going to have all its impact in the first few days,” he told “NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It is a slow grind.
Really Gene? Nobody ever suggested the sequester would be felt in the first few days? Perhaps he missed what Barack Obama was saying:
As you can see and hear in the video, Barack Obama claimed the sequester would bring “immediate painful” budget cuts to take place. The definition of ‘immediate’ is this: Occurring or done at once; instant. So yes, Barack Obama was doing more than suggesting the cuts would be felt in the first few days, he was basically guaranteeing it. But Gene Sperling conveniently forgot this while spinning the president’s newest line of propaganda.