It is obvious. The only reason the Democrat-controlled houses of Congress don't want to resolve any of our serious problems right now is purely because of partisan politics. They want the situation of the current administration (weak dollar, high energy prices, failing economy, declining morals) to remain so voters will truly want any kind of change in November and will elect their "enlightened one."
It is ironic that they are the ones who created the mess. And they are the only ones who can get us out of it. Yet everyone assumes somehow the new president will be able to solve our problems. To make the country suffer longer just to ensure retention of their political control is unconscionable.