In assessing Obama's first two years, conservative Brooks noted, with undisguised glee, that "Republicans are more and more concerned that the guy has the wind at his back. Contempt has turned into fear and respect. All in all, kind of impressive"; and liberal Collins concluded, "here’s my bottom line: even if he never does anything else, he’s already accomplished a greater domestic agenda than any president in the last half-century. And if he can protect it, while getting all the moderates to forget about it, he’ll have pulled off the political coup of our lifetimes."
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