The media have finally noticed the gap between Obama's achievements -- health care reform, financial reform and preventing a depression, to name a very few -- and his seeming inability to win credit for them.
People in the Tea Party are mostly white, mostly Republican and mostly misinformed, but they are also dangerous. Despite appearances of weakness, they are still here and they're not going anywhere soon. Progressives must recognize the threat.
Americans understood they got creamed during the final Bush years. They did the right thing and voted in the opposing party. The paltry result of their electoral efforts has led to far more than voter "frustration." They're furious.