It's clear that the Republican Party is betting heavily that they will be able to sabotage the economy until 2014 and not suffer the obvious electoral consequences. This maybe in part because Obama, the dreamer of compromise and accomodation, lacks the confidence to forthrightly challenge them. When they themselves have been in charge, they usually show themselves to be both spenders and Keynesians.
Meanwhile Obama will continue to propose modest job promoting policies and good naturedly complain about the failure of "Congress" to pass his programs. How about showing just a little spunk and FDR, Mr. President? Name names and be specific. Talk about just how many jobs have been cost by the Congressional Republican's sabotage - and call it by it's name.