The recent Republican tsunami in the US’ mid-term election has given the American political universe a real shock – most especially to those who must live and work in the White House. The Republican Party now controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the US Congress. And observers are predicting a heightened era of conflict and confrontation between the two major parties (and thus between the President Barack Obama and Congress) over virtually every political issue that will come up.
In the wake of this election, the balance has now shifted towards the Republicans in America’s political world. But the American political system seems to flourish on near-perpetual elections or the run-up to the next election, just after one has taken place.