David Harsanyi

And how many average American voters believe that the Chamber of Commerce reflects, in general, the positions of most mainstream businesses? Things, they may assume, must be worse than we thought.

Time magazine's Mark Halperin -- not exactly Glenn Beck -- recently wrote that the general perception by most Washington insiders is that "the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters."

Many of us have always thought the administration insular and arrogant, but never clueless. But, you have to ask yourself, why would Democrats run a campaign that reminds everyone that their opponents aren't exclusively tea party radicals and demon-Bush acolytes, but moderate groups of small and large businesses?

Politically speaking, election time is when you retrofit your positions. This stunt only proves this administration can't even feign moderation in the face of defeat.