I have a few thoughts.
- Ironically, it could be the best thing to happen to the Obama administration. Arguably, the Republican takeover of Congress led to Clinton's re-election, since it drove him back towards the center and prevented him from some of the more liberal things he might have attempted. If a Republican Senate or Congress has that effect on The One, it may well assure his re-election.
- Irony can be pretty ironic, eh?
- But seriously, Obama is so genuinely and deeply arrogant, ideological, and spoiled, that it may not have that effect, and he may end up steamrolling himself out of office. Clinton was (among many other dank and repulsive things) a consummate politician and something of a pragmatist; Obama is neither.
- If the GOP resumes control — what will they do with it? I can understand readers thinking I'm an enthusiastic Republican, because I am so relentlessly critical of Dems. I am not. I am a Republican by default. What evidence is there that the GOP leadership as a whole has any more clue about what needs to be done than they had when they actually enjoyed a comfortable grip on the legislative branch?