Obama has in effect given the republicans a victory.
But if true, only a short term victory. One that will probably be reversed over the next two Congressional election cycles.

An interesting article much of which I agree with or at least cede credibility to but, IMHO, based on the present left/right balance and the still formidable but loosening Tea Party grip. I saw no mention of 2014 (except in one reader's comment) or 2016. And I don't think you can lay down a broad hypothesis without taking those two benchmarks into consideration.

If only we had a crystal ball, eh? Better still, if only I had Krystal Ball! Hubba hubba! blush