Let’s imagine the, to me, not terribly implausible scenario of a massive backlash against the Republican party. (I can imagine a myriad of triggers, including the perception that the Republicans are anti-women, anti-immigrant, their stance on universal health care, etc. etc. etc.)
Not only is Obama re-elected in a landslide, but the Democrats regain a supermajority in both the House and the Senate (please enlighten me if there are not enough seats up for grabs in either of the two houses to make this a mathematical possibility). What do you think would happen? Would Obama and the Democrats seize this unique opportunity to pass massive social legislation a la FDR (or LBJ) over the feeble peeping objections of the few remaining Republicans? Or would things be pretty much business as usual?
Or to put it another way, what would the ruling party make sure of, given two years at least to make it so?