If the Democrats get crushed in the November congressional races, so what? That's the perspective of Peter Beinart, senior political writer for the Daily Beast. "Particularly if he signs real financial reform, Obama will have milked his and the Democrats' 2008 victory dry," Beinart wrote. "So what if he plays defense a bit over the next two years, and spends his time ensuring that Republicans can't pass their conservative agenda even as they ensure that he can't pass his liberal one? The legislation Republicans block will be less important than the legislation Obama and the Democrats have already passed."