you know what I think. Republicans have become SO spiteful (ref. Chuck Hagel), I wouldn't doubt every Republican holder is selling just to prove the President wrong. It seems a lot like how Senate Repubs are holding up the growth of our country to try to prove that the President is a failure. Far fetched? Not at all, with how Republicans act now-a-days. 'let's hold our country down so we can say Obama was a failure...' and they say they're the patriots...
You are delusional
By any measure, Obama is a failure
Hagel's confirmation hearing was so inept (on his part) as to cause pause with any rational Senator - dems could shove it through but they don't have the votes.
Dems failures are not because of the minority party
By the contrary. Few people really wanna get their hands on this sector, especially after 3d printing got mentioned way it did in the State of the Union speech. This is just a bear raid to scoop up on the cheap.