Republicans are likely to retain control of the House of Representatives and could gain a majority in the Senate, but that doesn't guarantee smooth sailing for a President Romney. At a minimum, Democrats will almost certainly be able to sustain a filibuster in the Senate, meaning their participation will be required to enact any major legislation. But any deal that is acceptable to Democrats is likely to be dead on arrival in the House, where the tea party faction has shown a willingness to buck party leaders to kill anything that smacks of compromise. How would you enact your agenda under those circumstances?
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