Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.
If doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity, then post-election pronouncements from Republican leaders regarding financial regulatory reform are nothing short of insane.
Elizabeth Warren's new agency has, in Warren's words, "the capacity to change the consumer credit market forever," and for the better. For that very reason, there are forces seeking to destroy it before it even opens its doors.
It's somewhat astonishing that Treasury officials would be working to paint Warren as some kind of prima donna. These silly stories raise troubling questions about what they may be leaking with fewer fingerprints and greater ramifications.
Some are dissatisfied with the president for not going through a confirmation process in the Senate with Elizabeth Warren. His concerns were real about getting the 60 votes to override the filibuster that was certain to come from the Republicans.