Michael Barone extrapolates the results of the Massachusetts senate election to all of the country and the political consequences for the Democrats of continued indifference to the strong opposition of the public are devastating. The president of course doesn’t care if his party’s majority gets wiped out, but as noted below, Democratic congressmen and senators have to ponder their next job if the White House, the Speaker and the Majority Leader keep pushing them towards the health care cliff.
The attacks on the financial sector which have led to two days of drops have also caught the public’s attention, and not in a favorable way. The president is in essence throwing a tantrum and costing real people real money. This isn’t the way to right a sinking ship.