Nothing But Bad Choices

If Republicans ever get organized enough to at least pretend at coherence, this is the choice they might give Obama, according to analysis by Robin Harding at The Financial Times:

Republicans in Congress do not seem overly concerned, preferring to use the sequestration as leverage to seek cuts in long-term entitlement spending. Mr Obama will have to decide whether he wants to win a once-in-a-generation political battle about the size of government in the US – which will mean holding out for higher tax revenues even as the public sector falls apart around him – or else look to the short and medium-term health of the economy by cutting a deal that delivers relief from the sequestration.