Possibilities

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Ideal Situation: The house passes bill after bill to cut taxes, cut spending, reduce regulations, and end Obamacare. The senate stops the vast majority of the bills with party-line votes. On the ones that do get through, President Obama doesn’t compromise, vetoing almost every bill that comes across his desk.

Republicans take to the airwaves to shout that President Obama and senate democrats aren’t listening to the will of the people.

Democrats and leftists launch endless profanity-laced tirades against the American people and the house republicans.

Result: The senate switches to R, maybe by 5 seats, and a republican becomes president in 2012. In the meantime, our economy recovers because it is obvious which direction the country is going. Obama claims credit, but the people know better.

Less-ideal: Obama, senate, and the house republicans compromise. Major portions of the health care bill are rewritten and fixed; spending is cut, but not nearly as dramatically as it needs to be. Taxes are cut, but only for those who aren’t considered “rich”.

House and senate republicans take to the airwaves proposing wonderful reforms that they’d like to pursue, but won’t because the senate democrats and president refuse to compromise with the American people.

Democrats and leftists launch endless profanity-laced tirades against the American people and the house republicans.

Result: A lot of democrats keep their seats, and maybe President Obama as well. The economy makes a delayed and half-hearted recovery, because of the obvious direction the country is going.

Least Ideal: Republicans do nothing, say nothing, but waste their time on meaningless legislative actions and investigations, none of which reflect American values or conservative principles.

Democrats and leftists launch endless profanity-laced tirades against the American people and the house republicans.

Result: Another republican sweep in 2012, as those in leadership positions who refuse to do anything conservative are eliminated by the Tea Party. The ones who were trying to push the party towards conservatism stay in power and gain even more friends. President Obama and the Senate Democrats lose their seat. The economy starts to recover, but tumbles into the garbage dump and people start calling it a “depression”.

Conclusion: President Obama can win re-election if he does exactly what Clinton did: Reverse course, and buddy-buddy with the republicans as much as possible. If President Obama governs from the middle and thwarts the most conservative efforts, then he will have done what the people originally elected him to do.

However, President Obama has got to be one of the most idiotic president in our country’s history, and has never, ever chosen the pragmatic way to resolve a conflict.

My hopes are up for the ideal situation: A bitter, hotly debated and ferocious deadlock. But if republicans fail to do so, it doesn’t matter. We’ll throw them out and replace them with new ones in 2 years.

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