I didn't read this whole article, but I have to laugh at the first paragraph which is a good summary:
House Democrats are lashing out at the White House, venting long-suppressed anger over what they see as President Obama's lukewarm efforts to help them win reelection―and accusing administration officials of undermining the party's chances of retaining the majority in November's midterm elections.
I'm not defending President Obama in this, and as a conservative, I'd love to see the Administration and the Dem-controlled Congress beat each other bloody and both lose. But it must be the height of stupidity on the part of a Democrat congressman after listening to the President instead of their constituency on a whole mess of unpopular legislation―like Obamacare―to expect some type of magical bailout from the executive. The branches of government are supposed to work independently, so the President could say with all appearance of innocence "What? You wanted something in return for your vote?" The President can persuade the Congress to vote one way of the other, but Obama lacks the power to persuade anyone but the choir, so he usually opts for brute force to get things passed. This isn't really illegal, but it pisses off the populace as the falling poll numbers demonstrate. And the piper is duly paid via the ballot box.
So in a sense, this kind of brass knuckle Chicago politics works as intended. And a few congressmen are kind of learning the lesson by using bullying tactics to keep the plebs in their districts in line. Ciro Rodriguez, for example, and of course the inimitable Bob Etheridge. My guess is that we'll see more of this behavior as November approaches, so keep those camcorder batteries charged.
Please set me straight if I am missing something here. And, in related news, check out the plan for Obamacare to use your tax dollars to pay for abortions. Yeah―who was Bart Stupak?