I dunno. The congressional leadership right now is basically opposed to their own views from 10 years ago. Is it because Obama is president? No idea. But Obama doesn't understand negotiating very well - his first offer is a reasonable compromise to which they say no fucking way, then he gives a compromise that gives them 95% of what they want.
to the first: yes. to the second: he's learned a bunch, it's only taken 3 years.
it's funny because they should be destroying the democrats right now, in the preidential, house, and senate elections.
Agree with your points. I guess I just see them leading of where the Bush Administration left off. They won't be as far to the right as the House is but maybe in line with the Senate. So I guess where the political battles have been fought not much with change. Some Obama policies will also be rolled back I'd have to assume. SCOTUS change could be huge though.
so republicans admit, albeit mostly tacitly, that the bush administration sucked. so if it sucked, but they're continuing literally the exact same plan as he had, what do they think he did poorly?
the house had some decently progressive legislation, it just got bogged down/died in the senate.
based off of a debate where he lied or was deliberately vague on all of his policies. what a fucking country we live in.