All that is going on here is that rethugs know they'll get the blame when the sequester goes into affect. They are in the weaker position & are trying to navigate their way out of it by trying put all the blame on Obama.
Let's not forget on 03/27/13 rethugs are going to try to use the threat of a gov. Shut down to get what they want. After that it's the debt ceiling all over again. Rethugs will get the blame for it, whether it be the shut down,sequester or debt ceiling. The sequester is probably the least damaging of the three cause it will take roughly a month to feel the affects of the sequester.
At the end of the day,Rethugs will cave. Likely just before the 27th.