With the sequester just over a week away, Boehner has published a searing Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he laid the blame entirely at Obama's door.
"Having first proposed and demanded the sequester, it would make sense that the president lead the effort to replace it," Boehner wrote.
Obama would of course argue he's doing that, with his recent speeches attempting to rouse public opinion againt the cuts and shame Republicans.
Boehner rightly points out that Obama proposed the sequester, but he doesn't anywhere acknowledge that the Republican House - which Boehner leads - voted for it. Boehner even created a Powerpoint to persuade Tea Party Republicans into backing the sequester - you can see the damning slide over at the Daily Beast.
Even some conservatives think Boehner's messaging is off. "Boehner describes the upcoming sequester as a policy 'that threatens U.S. national security, thousands of jobs and more,'" writes The Washington Examiner's Byron York. "Which leads to the question: Why would Republicans support a measure that threatens national security and thousands of jobs?"
Or as the Daily Kos puts it, "Boehner's sequester paradox: It's awful, it's entirely Obama's fault, and I really want it to happen."
Via the Wall Street Journal.