Dueling Sequester Blame-Game Ads Feature Pink Slips And 'Oscars'

Stephen Gutowski
By Stephen Gutowski | February 25, 2013 | 12:59 PM EST

As sequestration looms, the battle over who should take the partisan blame for its cuts is raging in the form of web ads.

First, on February 21st, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released "Your Pink Slip," which blames "The Tea Party of Chronic Chaos" for the cuts.

With clips that warn of TSA cuts, fewer FDA inspections, and the possibility of a recession, the ad says the "Tea Party Congress" wants sequestration, while Democrats are pushing for a "smarter prioritization of cuts."

In response, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) hit back today with an ad of its own - one sporting the added flash of an "Oscars" theme.

In it, the NRCC gives Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the "Most In Denial" award, names Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) "Most Honest," and awards President Obama the "Worst Idea" honor for "creating the sequester.

So there you have it. Both parties hate the sequester. They both hold the other responsible. And they don't seem likely to strike a deal to avoid it.

(h/t Yahoo News)

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