Barack Obama took a far worse "shellacking" on Tuesday November 4th 2014 than he had in 2010 but you would never know it to hear him talk about it a day later.
Repudiated by his own party for a year, the GOP wave rolled in and all he really had to say in effect was that none of it was about him. Apparently in his imagination the two thirds of the electorate who stayed home were still his voters and there fore he was still master of the universe.
The Republican drubbing was both wide and deep and included a majority in the U.S. Senate, a gain of 14 seats in the House, 60% of all the Governorships and an increase in control of state legislatures from 60 to 69. The people were more than angry ...they have had enough!.
Charles Krauthammer sagely opined that Obama would not offer an olive branch to the GOP because that would weaken his intention and need to be relevant once again. Thus he threw down the gauntlet of a unilateral fiat by executive decree for millions of illegal aliens to be given amnesty while open borders would in all probability remain open out of political need for a weakened party.
Then he doubled and tripled down by the disclosure of a new secret letter to the Ayatollah Khamenei for military support against ISIS in return for alleviating sanctions and guarantees that Iran could continue to enrich as long as they would "promise" not to become a nuclear military power. Next he decided to try a Russian born Taliban POW in a U.S. Federal Court as a trial balloon designed to finally shut down Gitmo and transfer all remaining POWs to Super Max facilities in the U.S..