Obama is trying to resurrect some of that hopey-changey stuff and Mitch McConnell is all "Oh, no he didn't!"
First of all, kudos to McConnell for honesty. That's a rare trait in the GOP these days.
Second, McConnell is counting on increased GOP representation in the Senate. I'm not sure that will happen. I am reasonably sure that they won't take the Senate. Akin may have stopped them from taking Missouri, King will win in Maine and if Warren beats Brown, Berkeley beats Heller and Heitkamp beats Berg - and that's all possible - McConnell could be dealt a significantly weaker hand.
And Ramesh Ponnuru noted that whatever happens in November the GOP will likely move even further Rightwards.
Basically their strategy is "Vote for the GOP or we will f*** some s*** up!"
Unless Democrats hold the Presidency and Senate and win back the House, you can expect even more obstruction and putting party above country.
I guess you either have to live in Paul Ryan's Randian fantasy world or make sure that Democrats sweep this November.