Earlier today, Byron York criticized Republican’s astonishingly bad messaging on sequester cuts – citing today’s Wall Street Journal op-ed from Speaker John Boehner R-Ohio.

Why would Republicans support a measure that threatens national security and thousands of jobs?  Boehner and the GOP are determined to allow the $1.2 trillion sequester go into effect unless President Obama and Democrats agree to replacement cuts, of an equal amount, that target entitlement spending. If that doesn’t happen — and it seems entirely unlikely — the sequester goes into effect, with the GOP’s blessing.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney cited York’s piece this afternoon during today’s press briefing.