I sometimes hate it when a mental light bulb goes on late at night, especially late when I am trying to get to sleep. Last night was just such an occasion, and I really didn't like what I saw as it went on.
Consider this. The economy is in the tank and people feel threatened by the deficit and the now beginning-to-be-visible costs of Obama Care. The Democrats could very well loose the House of Representatives in November and their majority in the Senate. Sounds good for traditional thinkers, right?
Well, maybe not so much.
A Republican Congress would prevent the continuation of the big government, anti-business changes and threats of changes that have stifled any real business growth that would take us out of this morass and bring unemployment down. And Republicans would possibly be able to get some pro-business legislation or at least some relief for small business enterprises. This would lead to a real positive change in the economy.
Do you believe for one second that Obama would not claim credit for an obfuscate the real causes of any economic improvement? With his snake-oil-salesman's ability, he would go around telling all how he saved them all. In other words, it might just lead to his re-election in 2012. If, and it is a big if, the Dems lose Congress, the Republicans had better be on their toes to document their part in any improvement in the economy, or they will have won the battle but lost the war.