Since his popularity ratings dropped to 37% even in an MSM poll, I’d say he had no idea what this would stir up.
Arrogant little ... well, fill in the blanks.
The MSM keeps referring to and comparing against the popularity of Congress. Ignore that because what you see there is a pure popularity contest and most members will be re-elected, so that score is meaningless. Obama, on the other hand needs an appearance of popularity to keep his Democrat allies in line and elect enough to take the House in 2014. At this rate, it looks like his battle plan is failing!
I weep bitter crocodile tears! (really, I do!)