When you bust your ass to win an election and your own Senate Majority leader stabs you in the back you are done. Obama will just be a titular President. Nothing will get done and we will continue to sink like the Titanic.
4. Yes It Is Pessimistic. The Failibuster Insures Nothing Will Get Passed
Then again since we do not have the House there was little chance any progressive legislation will pass that body anyway. The only silver lining is that nothing the House puts up that is nuts will pass either.
In effect we have no government of value. Obama is now technically only a ornamental president except where he can issue executive orders or run foreign policy.