Do Republicans benefit more in 2012 if the economy gets better, or if the economy takes a steep and painful dive? Um, no reason. Just wondering.
I think that we all know the answer. Now if I was John Boehner and if I cared about beating the President more than literally any other concern, out of one side of my mouth I’d insist over and over that Obama controls the legislative agenda. Out of the other side I’d (quietly) make sure nothing passes that might help the country in any way.
At least that’s on the legislative side. On the government oversight side Darrell Issa will issue subpoenas nonstop like some sort of deranged FOX News reality show. Peak wingnut may very well arrive in the next two years, if only because Issa is like a caricature of Dan Burton drawn by Timothy McVeigh.