The real problem the leftists have is the realization by the American people that there is NO more money! Where, in years past, the dems could offer another program and the American people might think "we'll find the money", those days are gone. Obama fast tracked another $6 Trillion in deficit spending upon the debt. In so doing, he's made Republicans' jobs easier. All they need to do is reign in the deficit to, say, $1 Trillion, and look far better.