Wishful Thinking

Kevin Drum says:

If McCain wins, he’ll face a Democratic Congress that’s beyond furious. Losing is one thing, but after eight years of George Bush and Karl Rove, losing a vicious campaign like this one will cause Dems to go berserk. They won’t even return McCain’s phone calls, let alone work with him on legislation. It’ll be four years of all-out war.


I don’t think that’s even remotely true. There’ll be all-out war between Hillary Clinton’s supporters and the Obama camp as the former wield the “I told you so” axe in order to regain control of the party apparatus but it won’t take them four years to win. Meanwhile, you’ll have a congressional leadership whose instincts are to cave to the Republicans on national security issues and try to go for constructive small-bore compromises on domestic issues and they’ll probably go about it happily, while muttering to themselves that in a lot of ways they’re glad to not be burdened by a Democratic President who tries to boss them around.