Here is what you have to realize; both sides are playing us. We all come onto this insignificant forum and debate these issues like we know what we are all talking about but in reality, none of us know seriously how much of a game this is to certain democrats and much of the republican party. Why do you think more republicans typically get second terms than democrats? Because they are much better at playing the game. Obama however is incredibly good at the game so we will see what happens I suppose.