“Absolute idiots” who “flushed $10 million down the toilet” in a “pointless exercise” that may “cost us the House.” That’s what a “senior White House official” had to say about organized labor tonight after Blanche Lincoln pulled out a victory over challenger Bill Halter.

The core of the problem? The Obama administration apparently thinks labor and working families have got enough already and shouldn’ complain. Marc Ambinder spoke with a senior White House official and reported the following on Twitter: