I don't know what exactly you're lamenting, but if it's Obama's poll numbers, all you have to do is look at all the rookies repos in Congress. All of stomping of their collective feet may be giving the anyone not way to the right, pause about things.
I look forward to more of their quality political insight and maneuvers in this coming election year. They can't help themselves, so they shouldn't try. Be yourself would be the mantra for next year.