Bob Woodward calls President Obama out....
Today Watergate legend Bob Woodward called "a kind of madness" (0:51) President Obama's threat that if sequester goes through on Friday he will be unable to protect the country. Woodward noted that Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush & Bill Clinton would not have let a piece of paper stand between them & their duty to protect the country as commander-in-chief.
Today the Senate is expected to vote down two sequester substitute bills: a Republican alternative giving the president more flexibility to make cuts & Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Democratic proposal to replace the sequester with fewer cuts plus new tax increases. The GOP bill would, while ruling out tax hikes, allow only defense budget increases. By reserving a congressional right of disapproval, said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “The goal isn’t to hand over congressional authority. It’s to make sure these cuts actually happen.”
At Commentary Blog ex-Bush WH staffer Peter Wehner labels O's threats as "a concoction of willful deceptions, hyperbole, demagoguery, mismanagement, and deliberate harm .... doing [incalculable harm] to our political culture."
The WaPo reports this incredible admission (h/t Peter Wehner] from an anti-sequester lobbyist: