It's a good thing, as it will evolve in the next two years of an Obama presidency, that the GOP doesn't have a majority in the Senate
"It does make sense," said Darrell M. West, a political analyst with the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution. "If Republicans controlled both the House and Senate, then voters are going to expect action. If they don't have full control of Congress, voters will be more willing to give them a pass if nothing much changes over the next two years."
If the GOP had won both houses of Congress, then the 2012 re-election campaign of Barack Obama would center around blaming them for his failures in office. We know he is quite fond of pointing a finger at everyone but himself. Only today, during his press conference, did Obama admit the election tsunami was his own fault. It is crazy talk, however, when Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid state as truth that they have consistently reached out to Republicans for help with legislation.
"I think the President is my new best friend", Senate Minority Leader McConnell said Wednesday to FOX Special Report anchor Bret Baer. It took 18 months into Obama's term before McConnell was invited to the White House for a face to face meeting - just the two of them - and yet within the last 24 hours, McConnell reports that he has received two telephone calls from Obama.