What a difference a day makes. One day Big Guy is a teleprompter-dependent empty suit with a large online constituency of stoners, and the next day he's a detail-oriented leader with vision and an encyclopedic grasp of the issues compared to the GOP House leadership.
See, principles can only get you so far. In our short time in Washington, we in the Obama Administration have learned that paper is the key to success. Lots of paper. Our budget is more than 4 trillions dollars, give or take a few hundred billion, and about 100,000 pages of absolute gobbledy gook. And it's probably going to pass.
Republicans? 19 pages and a tax cut. That's so late 20th Century. And calling it a "blueprint"? That's the kind of stuff that got Bill Clinton in trouble. Well, the women did, too ... but I digress.
My point is that as soon as John Boehner gets a teleprompter and a really big copying machine, and dumps the "principled blueprint" schtick, we'll start taking him seriously.