The Unpopular President
CBS News finally notices that Bush's numbers are in the tank: The President's Problems
. With majorities in both houses of Congress he can't get things done.
The Busheviki are realizing that Congress isn't going to take the heat for things that voters don't want done. Congress is hoping to get re-elected, which is not a consideration for the White House. Bush can't help them with his declining approval numbers, so they don't want to play anymore.