Since the midterm elections everybody’s been wondering what will happen when the Republicans take full control of the Congress in 2015. The Republicans vow to work with the President and will operate in the spirit of compromise. Some Democrats say that when Republicans say “compromise” they mean “my way or the highway.” The right claim that Harry Reid was an obstructionist by not bringing up bills that passed in the Republican controlled House (e.g,. repealing the Affordable Care Act). They neglect record setting number of filibusters by the Senate Republicans.
So what will happen? Will meaningful legislation happen? Will compromised be reached? Or will it be the same old same old? Will the Republicans block any legislation that would make the President look good? Will the President veto Republican legislation and consequently be blamed for not getting anything accomplished? Will the Tea Party fight with mainstream Republicans?
The next two years are going to be interesting.