That was perhaps the finest presidential press conference I have ever witnessed.
To the gung-ho left Obama laid out in clear, simple terms that he's not a "dictator"--he cannot, contrary to some progressives' rather peculiar imperial urge, just command a lackey parliament to do the right thing in this fight (or any other); and to the austerity-belittling right Obama placed in real terms the real harm to come to some American families--in short, Krauthammer and Will should shove it.
Obama was, as always, reasonable beyond disputation. The sequester is not an economic apocalypse or "Armageddon" (see either of the sarcastic above), he said, but it sure as hell won't help. And what's the point of pursuing anything whose purpose is decidedly unhelpful?
Possibly his finest moment, though, came in his coy reaffirmation of our constitutional system of government. We're facing another self-wounding only because that is what too many voters voted for last November. In other words, gentle electorate, just keep that in mind the next time around.