After seeing liberal progressivism thoroughly trounced in the polls, liberal progressives are continuing to give their liberal progressive president some great advice: continue cramming liberal progressivism down people's throats.
Tina Brown recently wrote at The Daily Beast:
Obama has, as he wanly insists, accomplished a lot in the last two years-ended torture, got us out of Iraq, extended health care, and prevented another Great Depression, all with absolutely no help and nothing but obstruction from [Republicans].
Totally oblivious. It's remarkable, really. Tina Brown is a smart individual and yet she is so enamored with radical leftism that she can't even conceive of how it might not be embraced by others.
The truth is that Obama has done none of those things she mentions, and yet she and other leftists attribute it to him. The disconnect then, in the minds of average Americans who haven't sipped the Kool-aid, is profound.
The problem has been the policy, not the politics. If Obama listens to these left-wing voices to continue pushing the policy, he will be ignoring the obvious message of 2010 and will unquestionably be a one-term president.
As Joseph Ashby writes,
In short, it isn't about politics, Obama is simply wrong. No amount of talking (and those limits were certainly tested) could change that fact.