Ever notice how many of the people who complained about Bush's "rubber stamp" Congress are the same people who insist that Obama is betraying us because he hasn't gotten Congress to rubber stamp our agenda? It's like they were more interested in slowing Bush than in the whole checks/balances thing they kept talking about.
The president isn't the leader of Congress or the chief legislator. He's the head of a separate branch of government which wasn't given power to write laws. I wish more people would remember that.