Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Your mistake here is thinking that Obama is the one with the weak hand. He's not. Boehner is. McConnell is. And they know it. Which is why Boehner is already making conciliatory statements about Obamacare and immigration. The trend is going against them and they didn't get where they are by being unable to read the message of the electorate. They also know that they are stuck between the rock of Obama's victory and the hard place of the screaming Right fringe.
With Congress' popularity at a whooping 5% the republicans best chance at re-election would be to compromise and I bet they do.