The Dems completely lost sight of the fact that the people have the ultimate power in this country.
Obama was an unknown quantity and the people took a chance on him thinking that the first black prez could be relied upon to keep most of his campaign promises - especially those about bipartisanship.
But he didn't even fake it - as soon as he got in he started acting as if he had won a huge mandate and the Republicans be damned. Well, the people of Massachusetts set him and the Dem leadership an unmistakable message about that.
And that message as per one commentator today by most of the country that now opose his policies is: "Can you hear us NOW?"