Republicans have given signs that they will make sure the sequestration goes through. The biggest sign is how they are trying to blame the sequestration on President Obama. By doing this, they realize the political cost of the sequestration, while also signaling they it will likely happen. This is also Speaker Boehner’s attempt at changing the polls. Many polls are showing that Americans will blame House Republicans for the sequestration. This is a strategic move by Speaker Boehner, and the latest in a series of moves to attempt to shift blame to the Democrats.