Still working to dig out from the worst economic crisis in eight decades, trying to end two disastrous wars, looking ahead toward energy independence, President Obama will now be facing half of a Congress full of people who think like this:
"So I think what's happened is you've had a real shift of power to the Republicans, de jure in the House and de facto in the Senate," Krauthammer said on Fox News. "But if you're a Republican, I think it works rather well in terms of strategy for '12.
"You really didn't want control of the two houses, because then Obama could do a Truman, where he ran against the do-nothing Congress and won re-election," the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist said. "If you put too much of the actual, official power to the Republicans, it makes them responsible.
"Right now, I think they're in the perfect position tactically: Control the House, object, propose stuff that Obama may veto, and run against him on that in 2012," Krauthammer said.
Right. God forbid Republicans would feel responsible. Or pitch in. Place country first.
Well, it's been obvious for a long time.