If Obama wins re-election and the House and/or Senate are Republican, do we have 4 more years of gridlock?
- JCLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
Possibly. It depends on several things, the first probably being the economy. Although it appears to be improving, the rebound is slower than most people would prefer. The Republicans have made that the centerpiece of their re-election campaign, saying that the economy would be in much better shape had Republican policies been followed. If Obama is re-elected and the economy falters thereafter, the midterm elections will probably hand over more power to the political right and they will be able to force their agenda on the left, for better or worse.
Another political disaster or foreign act of war on America's soil like 9/11 could have an effect by uniting the U.S.-OR it could divide us further should the right use it as a campaign rallying cry against the leadership of the left.
The left could take the re-election of Obama as a mandate and the right could receive it as a repudiation of the Tea Party principles it has taken as its credo. This could lead to greater compromise.
We could also see an environmental disaster, either natural or manmade on a very large scale that would convince large numbers of people that the environmental activism on which the left has hung its hat is justified and the best course to follow. This could defang the right on yet another front and lead to greater compromise as well, related to the above paragraph.
However, one does have to wonder if ANYTHING will ever lead to compromise, when one side is saying we need to do things differently to resolve problems and the other side is saying we need to do things the way we have been doing them and making changes just causes more problems, but arguing not about the issues but their candidates attitudes toward dogs and so on.
- WinonaGalLv 78 years ago
Well, if Obama does win (and I sure hope not) that is the best I could hope for. The gridlock would at least prevent his onward move towards socialism. Best case scenario is Romney with a Republican controlled house and senate, we could repeal Obama-care and move this country out of this financial mess we are in.
- jackLv 58 years ago
no,the president probably veto every bill the republican congress passed and he will learn to compromise and make a deal with republicans, but obama have no intention of compromising with the republicans and blame them in 2014 mid-term election and 2016 presidential election
- Debra HLv 78 years ago
Probably won't matter! If Barry wins 4 more years, it won't take long for him to actually dissolve the Senate and the house and rule with his mafia/communist style.. he is already putting the people in place for the takeover.. And he is not above using outside help and with that I mean his Muslim buddies.
I don't trust him.. better we vote him out.
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- fiofLv 58 years ago
We would not have gridlock now if it wasn't for the democratic senate.
- Love.CanadaLv 78 years ago
What amuses the world is that America is in a constant election mode, every 2 years you have a major election and you spend 2 years working up to it. There is no time for any long term plans. Term limits to restrict the democratic reelection of any capable leader are really stupid, and undemocratic
- DrewdoveLv 58 years ago
Of course not, if Obama wins re-election we won't last four more years.
- bobLv 78 years ago
Perhaps not. He may well have learned his lesson that compromise with Republicans is impossible and find other ways to save the country in the face of the treasonous obstructionism of the right wing. Hopefully enough teabagger will be gone from government to allow it to function again.
- AlizKLv 48 years ago
Yes, I think so because there too many Tea Party people who just say "No" Something might get passed, but Obama would have to sign the bill in order to become law. If he vetoes it then it would have to go back to the house and it would have to be passed by 2/3 of the House and Senate.
- Michael MLv 68 years ago
There is good chance that democrats will take back house and keep control of senate.