Within the past month, House Republican leaders have regularly unveiled new hashtags for each new messaging push: "#NoBudgetNoPay," "#RequireAPlan," and, most recently, "#Obamaquester" have all been broadcast by flacks on Twitter and affixed to lecterns at press conferences.
[Rep. Justin] Amash [R. MI] says he's less bothered by the hashtags themselves than by the messages behind them — particularly "#Obamaquester," which aims to blame President Barack Obama for initially proposing the mandatory spending cuts known as the "sequester."
"I think it's a mistake on the part of Republicans to try to pin the sequester on Obama," Amash said. "It's totally disingenuous. The debt ceiling deal in 2011 was agreed to by Republicans and Democrats, and regardless of who came up with the sequester, they all voted for it. So, you can't vote for something and, with a straight face, go blame the other guy for its existence in law."
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