The hopeless pile of hypocrisy that is the Republican party is spinning up a storm on the latest budget deal. Here's one such attempt at alchemy from the National Review.
It's full of LOLZ, but here's the craziest part of all:
"70 percent of the sequester remains in place in those two years, and after those two years the entire sequester remains in place."
This of course is 100% stupid.
They are modifying the sequester right now after it being in place ONE YEAR and this guy is assuring us that it won't get touched again in all the many budget deals that will have to be struck over the next 8 years.
Either he's a dope or he thinks all his readers are dopes.
People, the current deal isn't for 10 years. Once you establish a precedent of going back and undoing the sequester, it will just become easier and easier and easier to undo more and more and more of it.
I would love to wager the author, Yuval Levin, $1000 on whether or not this deal will be the only legislated change to the original sequester over the next 8 years, but I think he is actually smart enough to know that he's full of it.
Hat tip to LeBron.