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Guests: Representatives Welch, Nadler & Richmond

By The Ed Show, The Ed Show - February 20, 2013

THE ED SHOW with ED SCHULTZFebruary 20, 2013

Guests: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Eric Burns, Rep. Peter Welch, Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Cedric Richmond, Maria Teresa Kumar

ED SCHULTZ, HOST: Good evening, Americans. And welcome to THE ED SHOW from New York.

John Boehner plays the blame game again. It exposes the weak underbelly of the Republican Party.

This is THE ED SHOW -- let`s get to work.

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REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I don`t like the sequester.

SCHULTZ (voice-over): The outrageous, phony fight to blame the president reaches new lows.

BOEHNER: I fought to not have the sequester in the first place.

SCHULTZ: John Boehner`s sequester lies are exposed. Republicans refuse to compromise, and the middle class Americans are nine days away from getting the shaft yet again.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz weighs in.

A Breitbart hack job drives the right-wing assault on President Obama`s pick for defense. Tonight, the source of the "Friends of Hamas" smear been identified. And it is truly a joke.

Plus, disgusting cuts to unemployment cripple the poor in North Carolina. The pizza man goes on FOX News and calls Obama voters stupid?

And the man who gave the world Sarah Palin is getting destroyed by Tea Partiers in Arizona.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You said build the dang fence where. Is the fence?

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SCHULTZ: Good to have you with us tonight, folks. Thanks for watching.

Speaker Boehner`s lies -- well, they are finally catching up with him. The truth has a funny way of coming back to haunt you, doesn`t it?

Today, President Obama continued to tell the public about the damage to expect if the automatic budget cuts from the sequester are not averted. Here is a good reason the president is keeping the pressure on. Polls show the public will blame Republicans. In the latest survey, a majority of Americans do not support the Republican priorities in Congress. Those priorities include cuts, cuts, and more cuts, and a lot of hurt.

But House Speaker John Boehner has been trying to avoid the blame game by putting the sequester around the president`s neck.

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BOEHNER: We`re weeks away from the president`s sequester, and the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result of it.

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SCHULTZ: Remember that. He is saying the president`s sequester.

All right. Let`s move on. Boehner`s lackeys in Congress are happy to repeat the speaker`s talking points.

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REP. CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS (R), WASHINGTON: The day that the devastating sequestration cuts, the president`s sequestration cuts take effect, and we have yet to hear a plan from the president.

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SCHULTZ: Well, that`s two. First, Boehner, and now, his lackey.

Well, the water carriers over at FOX News, they`re happy to push the same propaganda.

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