He wants a disastrous 2013-14 as long as he can blame it, through the complicit media, on the GOP's intransigence.
He wants to take back the House in 2014 and he will use the same strategy that he used to win the WH a second time....the GOP protects the 2% anddespises the 47%.
Give him a liberal House to go with the Senate and SCOTUS and he will make the last two years of his administration so destructive that his first two years will look like the good old days.
The dopes in the GOP don't see this at all.
You may be right, but what is the GOP to do?
The Obama Administration proposal to fix the "fiscal cliff" coming at the end of the year called for $1.6 trillion in tax hikes over current policy.
I think Boehner's plan sound a lot more reasonable then Geithner's
In 2010 the Republicans won despite the loss of 15 million voters they'd had in 2008, because, put in the simplest terms, 30 million Democrat voters didn't show up.
Did you know that in 2006, the Democrats took over the House mostly because 26 million Republican voters they'd had in 2004 DISAPPEARED ~ while the Democrats had only a few million who failed to show.
These different elections have wide swings, but they're not made up of millions of swing voters ~ rather, the parties have pretty much the same, or roughly the same, level of field strength and can probably get out 70 million Republican or 70 million Democrat voters for any given election IF they try hard enough.
In 2006 Republican voters stayed away because it looked like too much of the party leadership had gone Gay. In 2008, both parties made major pushes, but McCain simply couldn't get out as many Republicans as had George Bush in 2004. In 2010, the Democrats faced an angry constituency of their own ~ they'd promised an electric car in every drive but had instead delivered up cardboard bicycles!
In 2012 the Republicans tried the same trick they'd tried in 2008, and about 11 times before, and it still didn't work!
If I read what you said correctly you actually think the 47% comment had a meaningful effect?
Again, back to the 7 million voter drop off suffered by the Democrats from 2008 to 2012 ~ it may have actually benefited the Republicans considerably! Maybe we should try 46% this time ~ and let people impute whatever meaning they can to it.
Or, just tell the Democrats that in 2014 the election is on Wednesday ~ so no early voting ~ we promise the lines will be short.