What Will Obama Do if the Dems Lose Congress?

John Quiggin Crooked Timber says that Obama will start engaging in zero-dimensional-chess:

Translation: Mr Obama and his aides plan a series of pre-emptive capitulations, after which the Republicans will demand the repeal of the healthcare act (or maybe abolition of Social Security). When/if that is refused, the Repugs will shut down the government, and this time they will hold their nerve until Obama folds.

That Republicans won’t work with him, even if he capitulates, is a certainty, if Republicans were to cooperate with him on sending the Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow to Gitmo, they would still be primaried by the teabaggers.

The supposition that he will lead with capitulation is almost certain, since this has been his modus operandi over the past 20 months.

Regardless of the outcome, Obama sill see it as an opportunity to do some serious hippie punching.

The zero-dimensional chess bon mot deserves a Pulitzer.


  1. OldPinko says:

    I don't know why you had to insult Hippies that way though. Hippies have been known to fight back sometimes quite forcefully too.

    As for the future, it seems tha only Sarah Palin's running for President can save us now.

  2. Matthew G. Saroff says:

    I did not insult hippies.

    I suggested that when Obama is trying to figure out something to do, that he chooses hippie punching, more accurately demonizing his base, as a first option, because he hates liberals and liberalism.

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