Good ideas Ken, but Obama isn't looking for a deal to make things better; he's trying to crush Republicans for good. He has popular opinion, as ignorant as it is, and he has the press. He will do everything he can to stick it to conservatives. That's what he wants. If only the GOP could fight back, but they live in the liberal hell of DC - 93% of DC voted for Barack, and that's the corrupting swill these guys and their families simmer in every day. Hard to resist surrender, when you are being called a monster all the time.