I've always known he was arrogant but this takes the cake. His own people telling him to back off or they could suffer like they did in 94 and he's "but you have me this time". Oh yeah, like that will make all the difference.
He has not a clue just how angry the American voter is right now. It would take a LOT for the Democrats to retain control of Congress after the 2010 elections. I've been very impressed with how the Tea Party organizations have been keeping tabs on local and national elections, who the candidates are and their record. They have gathered quite a sum of money to lend support where they feel it will do the most good.
This is going to be one of the most interesting election cycles I can recall in my lifetime.