Well, we have seen a group in Congress demonstrate that they cannot lead, will not follow, and they won’t even get out of the way, for years that has been the rule lead, follow or get out of the way. They are aided by a personal rule in the House, the speaker. He will not bring up a measure unless his party has enough votes to pass it on its own, that way no non-partisan legislation gets passed.
It is important to keep down the accomplishments, of an opposition president, when he is in office, even if it is what your party has been campaigning for, it would go down as happening on the other parties watch.
I feel for Speaker Boehner. I assume the reason that he pulled the hurricane relief bill is because more Democrats than Republicans would have voted to support it and he couldn’t have that, so the victims of Sandy are now the victims of the Congress.