Yes they are waiting for a dem in the white house. Actually they're working it to try and appease the party base so they have a better chance at getting a dem in the white house.
Until the elections are over I don't expect them to do anything but pander to the anti military, anti freedom, pro socialist democraticunderground.com types.
Then again, the Republicans are doing the same to some extent. The difference is the party base for the Republicans actually stand for traditional American values. Smaller government, strong defense, individual freedom and so on.
I understand you wanting to see the government getting things accomplished but I actually like it like this.
The dems are showing themselves for the America hating bastards they actually are, and, we're always safer when the government is in gridlock, they screw fewer things up