This is an interesting read, the left wing Rolling Stone got three Progressives to discuss the Republican victory this month. Peter Hart and David Gergen have some very good points, but Matt Taibbi is just so simply out there it's downright comical. Some snips: Roundtable: The GOP Victory, the Tea Party Ascendancy ? and Obama?s Next Steps | Rolling Stone Politics This demonstrates the problem Progressives have, they think the solution is even more government and when the voters say otherwise they lash out. Taibbi obviously has contempt for businesses and look at what he says when told that's what the business community feels from Washington. Taibbi seems to not understand that if the contempt the White House has for business is a problem, even more contempt from the likes of him is worse, not better. Obama didn't get shellacked because he compromised too much, it was because he compromised too little.