Joe Scarborough got it got it right, when he said that America won't remember the Sequester of 2013 "as some cataclysmic fiscal event", but when he goes on to say about the Republicans that "you would think its leadership would have taken to heart Mr. Obama’s warnings and struck a deal before their abysmal approval ratings sank even lower", he fails to see the point. Obama had absolutely no intention of striking a deal. These cuts after all, amount to a paltry 2% of PROJECTED spending (which is always a MINIMUM of 3% higher than the previous year). As the former White House Chief of Staff to the President, Rahm Emanuel used to always say, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste". This issue literally presents the President with yet another opportunity to slam the Republicans and get more public support for his programs, his methods, his tax increases and so on. So what was Obama's end game? Blow this up to an issue, even though he knew it's a non issue, then blame the Republicans!