Here are two examples.
DHS Budget Undersecretary Rafael Borras, just last Tuesday, on the sequester:
There was an expectation that the sequester would not come to pass. We’re doing everything we can to limit the impact.
House Democrats are whining about President Barack Obama and his administration being hectored about the sequester’s budget impacts before his Cabinet and agencies have had a chance to begin dealing with it. Also last Tuesday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D, VA) bleated
Did we expect [the sequester] to kick in within 19 days? No!
Crap. They’ve had 19 months since the sequester was passed—and signed into law by Obama. On what basis do these folks think a law was not to be obeyed?