In what world will the press hold the dems responsible for anything negative? Not in this one, certainly, and with the vast majority of the incredibly ignorant population getting its news from John Stewart, Colbert, and Letterman (if at all), even BSNBC doesn't have to work very hard (or have many viewers) to get its message out.
Short of finding a few more honest Dems (almost an oxymoron, but not quite) like Gergen and a couple of others to put on every possible program, it is almost impossible for any reasonable, honest spokesman to get air for the Republican viewpoint. Personally, I say let's hit the cliff. Ultimately, the American people hold the President responsible because so few even know the Congress exists!