For those who feel we have one-party rule -- Republicrats, the fact that our former Secretary of the Treasury came dashing into the halls of Congress waving a 3-page bill that HAD to be passed immediately, because the banks were in trouble and we HAD to DO SOMETHING!!!!!, is an image that was dredged up at your mention of a crisis atmosphere.
Obama has used crises (real and contrived) to his advantage more often than the Bush administration did, and the results have been ever more disastrous. And now he's on this It Can't Wait kick, ruling by Executive Order.
The necessity of winning control of the Senate and holding the House is clear. But there's that nagging wonder if the Rinos who have seniority will do the right things.