It's pretty bad. But if it never comes up for a vote the media can ignore it more easily. And they will.
Actually, the Democrat newsrooms would spin the story to paint the Republicans as racists, cowards, and traitors, etc.
I was just having a conversation with someone where I pointed out that the days of the media sycophants blaming Bush or Republicans have pretty well passed since it's makes them look foolish and desperate and now they provide cover for their fellow traveler by suppressing the (grim) news-- the truth; whether the topic is the Obama Depression or his foreign affairs dithering and inevitable mismanagement, seemingly driven by a "worst practices" philosophy.
Or, shorter, in hindsight we discover that from his best thinking flows ineffectual actions as everything he touches simply turns to a vile pile of steaming crap.