For the past few weeks, the White House has been trying to make the argument that the country's angry electorate is almost entirely mad about a) the economy and b) the administration's poor performance in "marketing" (the President's words) its agenda. This isn't new: Just about every underperforming administration -- and this includes Republican administrations -- blames voter disapproval on an inability to "sell" its agenda. They're wrong almost every time. The President and his party are in trouble because voters have examined their legislative record and have, for the most part, rejected it. President Obama's policies are an albatross around the neck of the Democratic Party and, as a result, congressional Democrats will probably suffer a historic defeat on November 2nd.Emphasis theirs.
As can be expected, Bush Derangement Syndrome is still in full bloom in the comments. That and the mindset that the voters are stupid. Such arrogance can also be to blame when the historic defeat (their word) comes in 13 days.