On Sunday talk shows, he says the 'big tent' party of Reagan and the late Jack Kemp has been replaced by rigid conservatism.
Twelve Democratic senators joined a united GOP on Thursday to prevent bankruptcy judges from being allowed to rewrite mortgage terms for homeowners facing foreclosure.
But the court's balance of power may not change much, as Justice Souter, a conservative choice, consistently voted liberal.
Justice must be blind, not partisan. The Supreme Court can't be another political battleground.
Wednesday's prime-time event had its unscripted moments, but the president has the format down to a science.
As the Republican Party shifted to the right, his chances of winning a 2010 primary were 'bleak,' he says.
Though Democrats are asking for bipartisan support, the resolution passed Wednesday suggests they are prepared to go it alone on healthcare and education reform.
The plan, which will help fund Obama's healthcare reform and education agenda, is also on track to pass in the Senate Wednesday.