I think he mostly looks foolish to his detractors at this point. Yes, people on the left may think so too, but it's not a deal breaker for them. Really, we'll have to see how things play out. We are a results oriented society so we will have to see what the results of this action are. History will be the ultimate judge on this one. It's either political genius or foolishness. The results determine the line between the two.