Messaging Fail

02.20.1311:13 AM ET

What's the GOP Message on Sequester?

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Byron York is baffled by the GOP message on the looming sequester:

Could the GOP message on the sequester be any more self-defeating? Boehner could argue that the sequester cuts are necessary as a first — and somewhat modest — step toward controlling the deficits that threaten the economy. Instead, he describes them as a threat to national security and jobs that he nevertheless supports. It’s not an argument that is likely to persuade millions of Americans.

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