No, he doesn’t use the l-word. But he says it nonetheless, and in the WaPo.
Of course, the days when Bob Woodward could make presidents shake in their shoes are long gone. Not sure anybody cares now.
There’s much more detail on the story of the sequester here:
Why lie about this? Woodward explains that shifting blame is a necessary part of moving the goal posts…
Of course, there’s blame to go around on both sides. But the funny thing (and not funny-ha-ha) is that the public blames the Republicans and trusts Obama. Go figure.
I guess it’s hard to give up on a charming con man (although I, for one, have always failed to perceive Obama’s charm). But the Republican leaders in Congress lack even the charm.