Yes, they're always this transparent, but you have to look from the 'right' angle.
Sure, they'll do the popular thing and get slightly on board with Obama's minimum to moderate financial reform, as they conform to the massive and justifiable public outrage against Big Finance's ravaging of the country (and world).
But at what cost? What's the other shoe? Or anvil, as it were.
If you look from the right angle, you'll see they're saving their hissy fits and slanderous rhetorical attacks for what they consider an even more important goal:
Savaging Obama's Supreme Court Nominee's reputation.
Having gone to the trouble of stealing the 2000 election (and 2004 anybody?) in order to get The Federalist Society in charge of the Supreme Court, the GOP's overriding interest lies in keeping the court as corporately conservative as possible.
That's their strategy 'going forward', as the country turns younger, more diverse, and more liberal. The Supreme Court is the GOP hedge against the future, especially as all more liberal legislation will be at the mercy of the Court - and there ain't gonna be any mercy if the GOP has its way.