I'm all for "bipartisanship" as long as it's working....but Obama has held out his hand to the Repubs enough and all they do is spit on it. After a full year of playing the nice new kid on the block, if Obama wants to really bring about positive CHANGE, he's got to stop trying to be that NICE kid and be the TOUGH PRESIDENT...and if that means not letting the Repubs run over him, then he'd better heed the message that they don't LIKE him, they're only going to say NO to him, and HOPE he fails at everything he tries to do. Also, there are the Blue Dogs and other conservative Dems standing in his way. I'm afraid it may be too late for him to try to lead now, the way I'd hoped he would. BUT I'm not giving up all hope yet, but I may if he's not doing any better by the fall of this year.