President Barack Obama startled Washington during Monday night’s foreign policy debate when he said billions in automatic Pentagon cuts “will not happen" — a line that could weaken his bargaining power during an epic spending and tax fight expected when Congress returns.
That and the fact that he will be a ‘lame duck’ President.
Obama was responding to criticism from Republican rival Mitt Romney that American national security is at risk if the defense cuts are triggered in early January.
**“First of all, the sequester is not something I proposed, it’s something that Congress proposed,” Obama said. **
**This is simply not true, of course. **
As even the Politico pointed out back in September
Obama “It is not my fault–you are picking on me”