Mrs. Alan Greenspan is apparently running for Queen of the Village today, repeatedly insisting that President Obama's asking Americans to call their senators and representatives demanding compromise is some sort of partisan warfare that will only lead to "backlash" from Senate Republicans.
In other words, "Leaders shouldn't be harassed by constituents! They should just listen to people like me! Talking heads! Get out of the conversation, regular Americans—you're ruining it for the anointed!"
That right there represents everything that is absolutely wrong with the culture of Washington, D.C. As Ilyse Hogue says,