He is right. It would take a bold vision to achieve these results. What was naive about the McCain campaign was NOT to point at the fact that Democrats in power would go go beyond the modest steps they proposed to the voters during the campaign. Instead they clamped down on Palin and ignored the prophesies of Limbaugh and Hannity. It did not help that Bush had a secretary of the treasury who was in all but name a Democrat and whose only aim was to save Wall Street.
When Republicans have majorities they just like to spend money.