Right and Exact, its called obstructionism, which most fail to acknowledge, in their short-sighted critic of Mr. Obama.
Everyone with any foresight recognized the obstructionism President Obama would experience as soon as he got elected to office. He focused on pushing something through that he had to have known would be reversed if his party was not in power, leaving his most iconic legacy at the mercy of a simple majority vote.
If President Obama had focused on infrastructure first in his first days in office when he had that Democratic majority, the money would have all ready been spent and equipment and supplies purchased before the Republicans regained the House. It would have been a sunk cost that the Republicans could not strip away, with the benefits being a lower unemployment rate (which at the time peaked at 10 percent) and a boost to the economy. It may have also saved the Democratic majority in the House, because people may have felt better about their economic outlook voting back in those they felt responsible for it.