After that debt debate, I’m not too sure what Obama’s going to be running on this election. The near-universal consensus these days is that he’s a wimp without any fight in him who got steamrolled by the Tea Party. He’s says it is now time to focus on jobs. I guess half way into a lost decade is as good a time as any for lip service.
Ultimately, Democrats and their apologists will fall back on their usual way of motivating liberals to get out to the polls: threatening them with Republican rule. Lucky for them, America’s distaste for the Republican party is at a peak so they may be able to coast back into office even after these abysmal couple of years.