Shhhhh....they don't know that yet. They haven't carefully dissected Mitt's comments, as after the Aurora shootings when he declared that bi-partisan gun control is "the kind of legislation I like."
What kind of margin will Republicans have in the House? It is 25 seats right now, so imagine a tax increase gets pushed by Mitt. Let's just call it a subtle tax increase where they perform the mysterious magic called "closing loopholes" and the get rid of the mortgage deduction but keep the rest of that mess we call a tax code.
Or let's say that he calls for letting the Bush tax cuts expire.
All of the Democrats + 26 Republicans (whose only concern, they will say, is supporting "their" president) will get it through the Hoouse over the objections of Tea Party newcomers. Bi-partisan and "that's the kind of legislation he likes".
The Senate will be trickier, but senators are slickier. They, too, would bemoan letting their president fail, so at present, I believe, they would need only 8 Rino senators to prevent filibusters and give us a tax increase called a "closed loophole." (BTW, Mitt is famous for that kind of tax increase in Massachusetts.)
He didn't even try for a 2d term in Mass. Imagine if he has the same plan as president.
A liberal Republican is actually more dangerous than a liberal democrat. "Compromise" and "bi-partisanship" is a sacrament to them.
“He didn’t even try for a 2d term in Mass. Imagine if he has the same plan as president.”
I’d forgotten that. There is also something to recall about history: 2 term presidents usually accomplish little during their second term as compared to their first.
If willard has no desire to be a two term President, and he might not, then he can spend 4 years governing to the left of hussein and there will be not a thing anyone can do about it other than lament it.