Nancy Pelosi’s insistence on remaining the leader of Democrats in the House of Representatives has made clear how shockingly out of touch Pelosi is with the rest of the country. Pelosi and Obama are upper-crust versions of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. They are bumbling around, clueless to what is going on around them, but forever confidently reassuring themselves that “someday we’ll get our break too, we’ve got to keep our eyes open.” For everyone else, unfortunately, this misadventure is not quite as funny as the Farrelly brothers’ slapstick classic. In fact it is incredibly somber. The consequence of their odyssey is a tab of I.O.U.s that will take more than one briefcase to fill and more than one generation to pay back.