Obama is going to use the next two years to fully crush the republicans.
He knows nothing will get done with a republican congress and democrat senate, so he just has to keep proposing incredibly popular measures (like all day kindergarten) then watch as the republicans have to vote against it.
He'll push for ending tax breaks on oil companies (even tho privately he's assured them it won't happen) and then the republicans are back on TV fighting for big oil.
The guy is a god d*mn genius. Republicans are not ready to play on his level. They're playing checkers, he's playing chess.