A while back Mitch McConnell was using Jim DeMint to do his dirty work, threatening a government shutdown. But over time a new meme has placed McConnell in the cross-hairs. He is now identified in media as the man who cared more abut beating Obama than about helping the country. And since that is absolutely the case, he is now hoisted high on his own petard. He is a sign of all that is unhelpful and unpatriotic.
And the other day he couldn't even claim any credit for the House assent to the payroll tax cut. I wonder if he will remain Minority Leader. He has done wonders for the prospects that that is his best shot. He will never lead a Majority after his sorry performance.