Now that the American people are learning about Obamacare, they like it less and less.
The latest polls have Obama's job approval at a Bush-like 43%. Obamacare is 7% less popular than when it passed (from 48% to 41%). Jobs are not coming back. And, while the economy in general looks ok, the mountain of debt is starting even now to have implications for the country that will last for a long, long, time.
Obama runs off to sign an arms control treaty with Russia that will do little as he announces a major change in US nuclear policy. A foolish, amost child-like change that assumes other nations play by the same rules as us. You would think a follower of the Alinsky method would understand this.
Obama lowers himself to arguing with Sarah Palin. Bart Stupak reads the tea leaves and decides to give the Dems a chance to keep his seat.
To make things worse, John Paul Stevens retires from the Supreme Court, giving Obama a chance to appoint an ultra-liberal to succeed him, while he still has a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. This is not the national debate Obama wants to have as we head into the 2010 election season. He does not want the debate to focus on his radical liberalism and creeping socialism, and a SC nominee who promises to use the power of the courts to force that on us, is not the debate Obama wants to have now.
So, the winds are blowing the GOP's way right now. Dick Morris is predicting the R's will take 40-50 seats and take back the House. I think it's possible that the GOP could pick up 50-80 seats. Morris also predicts a GOP retake of the Senate. I think that, too, is possible.
So, with the GOP in charge of Congress, Obama might just find his unpopular and unsound agenda stopped, ensuring his reelection in 2012.