It looks like President Obama need not fear Republican members of Congress causing his "Waterloo". He seems to have accomplished that objective all by himself with his comments Wednesday, which were delivered at what may have been one of the most self destructive press conferences in American political history.
First, he called a highly respected Cambridge police officer stupid. No, wait, Press Secretary Gibbs yesterday said he didn't call the police officer stupid, he merely said he "acted stupidly."
This after he acknowledged he didn't have all the facts on the incident, but he did know that Professor Gates was one of his friends.
Then, he impugned the integrity of every doctor in the country by implying they were so craven they would improperly require tonsillectomies because they were so greedy. The Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons of America politely told the President they were "disappointed" by these comments.
You can read all the details at the TCOT Report here.
Great job, Mr. President, taking away any momentum that may have been developing for your proposed Federal Health Care Takeover.