Just back from the Far East, our hope is that President Obama enhanced his martial arts skills while there. He most likely will need them soon. He is about to enter the political octagon where the loser suffers irreparable damage – the fights usually go to the finish. Obama picked this fight, one of many during the past six years, but now the odds are heavily stacked against him. Always ready to engage his adversaries, a skill he learned in the South Side of Chicago perhaps will not offer him much protection this time.
With the Senate heavily armed with new members of the Republican bent and the House safely in control of the Elephant, the match appears to be lopsided. One other factor in the GOP’s favor is the seemingly 5-4 Supreme Court advantage. They may be the ultimate referee of this blood match. Of course, President Obama has an advantage coming into the ring, the executive action technique. But will it have any effect when the House cuts off the purse strings. You can do and say all you want, but without funding nothing will happen. It remains to be seen who is the first to Tap Out.