Originally Posted by TonyR
Yes, something has changed. Obama can't be re-elected in 2016 so the GOP has a little bit less incentive for him to fail, and therefore less incentive to obstruct everything. It's now time for them to start worrying about their own jobs.
You could just as easily say Obama doesn't have to run again, can go against the far left and come right. Much like Clinton did 2nd term to work with the right.