I knew Demorats would go and are going to extreme lengths to make the sequester and Republicans look bad. I knew Harry Reid is a conniving crooked liar. (And trust me when I say I am putting that nicely.) But I did not expect him to stoop this incredibly low. In Harry Reid's own words:
As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.
Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.
These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff.
Marines (who pointed out that if they could not do all the safety precautions, they would not do the exercise) and just about anyone else with any decency are outraged.
Most Democrats are not.
And that includes the Mainstream Noos Media. Can you imagine the media outrage if a Republican had said something like this?