.. I came in and had to prevent a Great Depression, restore the financial system so that it functions, and manage two wars. In the midst of all that, I ended one of those wars, at least in terms of combat operations. We passed historic healthcare legislation, historic financial regulatory reform and a huge number of legislative victories that people don’t even notice. We wrestled away billions of dollars of profit that were going to the banks and middlemen through the student-loan program, and now we have tens of billions of dollars that are going directly to students to help them pay for college. We expanded national service more than we ever have before …
We end a war against an enemy of our nation, yet score a “victory” in the halls of Congress.
To be sure, Republicans would also hail passage of legislation they like as a victory, but they (and many Democrats for that matter) would call a successful military operation a victory as well.
(Link above via Instapundit.)