February 24, 2013
One obvious thing about the impending sequester …

When it was passed, it was intended to be so onerous, so horrible and so inconceivable that the two parties would, facing the sequester deadline, be forced to compromise on the theory that anything — anything — would be better than the sequester.

Which just goes to prove: the people who came up with the sequester weren’t very imaginative. It turns out that the Republicans can imagine LOTS of things worse than the sequester — not least of which is meaningful compromise on their policy positions.

Worst case scenarios aren’t worst case scenarios when one party facing the prospect of ending up in the “worst case scenario” decides that the “worst case scenario” is preferable to some other outcome.

It can always get worse, people. Count on it.

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