Sunday morning, Denise Cardinal, the executive director of ProgressNow, appeared on At Issue With Tom Hauser. Here's a partial transcript of what she said:
It's gonna have an impact and people will feel it right away and let's face it. Republicans are once again showing that they are the party of no.
That type of deceitful cheap shot is what people have come to expect from dishonest DFL spinmeisters like Denise Cardinal. Within days of sequestration becoming law, Republicans put together a package of cuts that would've eliminated the cuts to the military.
Before that plan was voted on, President Obama announced that the only replacement he'd accept to sequestration had to include major tax increases, both in terms of higher marginal tax rates and in terms of eliminating loopholes.
Further, Harry Reid announced that the GOP bill wouldn't even get debated in the Senate, which it didn't.
What's worst is that President Obama told people during the presidential debates that sequestration was a GOP plan. Greta van Susteren put together a video showing Sen. Max Baucus, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and the Washington Post's Bob Woodward all stating that sequestration was the White House's idea.
President Obama and Ms. Cardinal will argue against the video but the video proves that President Obama proposed sequestration. Later, President Obama insisted that replacing the sequestration cuts would require tax increases on "the rich".
"The rich" did get hit with a major tax increase on Jan. 2, 2013. Everyone got hit with a major tax increase on Jan. 1, 2013, when the Affordable Care Act tax increases took effect.
Apparently, that didn't kill enough jobs for President Obama or Ms. Cardinal. Now they're insisting on another tax increase on "the rich" because they're still insisting that "the rich aren't paying their fair share."
It's time Ms. Cardinal stopped with her dishonesty. House Republicans have been the federal government's idea factory. They've proposed entitlement reform and tax reform. They've passed legislation that would open up federal lands for natural gas exploration and drilling for oil so the US wouldn't have to rely on oil from the Middle East.
By comparison, Ms. Cardinal's political allies have insisted on a) raising taxes, b) relying more on unreliable forms of renewable energy and c) spending at the same irresponsible rate that they've done throughout this administration.
People using objective criteria can only conclude that this administration and other DC Democrats are the party of no -- as in the party of no new ideas.