That is key here - he over played his hand. Winning re-election with exactly 51% of the popular votre, is not some sweeping mandate to crush his opposition, get every legislative item he wants and then some or refuse to deal in good faith with the duly elected GOP-controlled House. What comes of this? Likely, only that Obama realizes he must acknowledge that he can't force the House to bend to his will - no matter how weakened or unpopular he feels its majority party to be. His pinnacle has been reached, and the GOP is slowly rising back up, finding its footing and strengthening its position. Now, the party needs a leader, who can go toe-to-arrogant-toe with our petulant President.