You have to wonder...what was going through the mind of the President and staff when the sequestration idea was first tossed around as an option. They had to have some motive and indication of where things were going to go if this was implemented, and it had to agree with their agenda. I suspect that they realize the economic swing of the nation has now put them into a very difficult situation...with unemployment climbing again, and things looking dismal for November 2014.
They wondered "If this all goes to hell will our mouthpieces in the MSM be able to successfully lay it on the Republicans and deflect from us? Yes? No problems then."