In all of the back and forth, he said/he said of the Bob Woodward/White House brouhaha, two bigger points have been missed.
One, that President Obama and his team have little to no credibility on the sequester, and more broadly, on spending, the debt, and general governance. They lie constantly, and until Woodward blew the whistle on them, they have lied with impunity. Those lies are now exposed, making future lies more difficult to sell (although those media-types still blindly in love with Obama will continue to cover for him. The pile-on Woodward is interesting too, as it shows that the leftist media will throw over one of its own in favor of Obama. But at least in this one instance, the Emperor was shown to have no clothes. We all know that he's never had any clothes, but it's taken others longer to see it. Many still don't see it. The reality is that Obama is deliberately undermining American free-market economics and turning a once self-sufficient society built on individual liberty into a government dependency and welfare state. That's expensive to accomplish. Hence his total lack of interest in real, meaningful spending and entitlement reform. Obama INTENDS to bust the budget. After all, "fundamental transformation" doesn't come cheap.
The second point is that the Obama "fundamental transformation" also doesn't come without breaking some necks and twisting some arms, so to speak. Thankfully for Obama, this is what he and his Chicago crew do really well: manipulate and intimidate. Remember within days of his first swearing-in, Obama leaned across the table to top Republicans and reminded them in no uncertain terms, "I won." Remember that he pulled a Democrat Congressman, Pete DeFazio, aside after he voted against the stimulus and told him, "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." Remember that when CBS News's great investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson began raising serious questions in 2011 about Fast and Furious, a top White House official called her and "yelled at" and "swore at" her. (I could go on, but the internet only has so much space. For a complete telling of all of Team Obama's intimidation tactics, please see my book, "What The (Bleep) Just Happened?"---out in paperback next week!). One top reporter, Ron Fournier (formerly of the Associated Press, now with National Journal) got so fed up with the White House intimidation campaign that he iced a major White House source who was driving him crazy with those tactics (read his incredible piece about it here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/why-bob-woodward-s-fight-with-the-white-house-matters-to-you-20130228 ).
Obama makes Nixon look like a Boy Scout. Every day. I doubt Obama will ever be held accountable in the way Nixon was, because you've got to give the devil his due: Obama knows he's got the protection of the Obama Privilege (which Nixon never had) and he uses it to maximum advantage. Constitution and journalistic ethics and basic human decency be damned. After all, there's a "fundamental transformation" of a nation to finish.