The Onion has a hilarious and brilliant piece of satire “New GOP Strategy Involves Reelecting Obama, Making His Life Even More Miserable“. A few snippets:
According to GOP sources, the decision to cede the 2012 election to Obama came after rank-and-file Republicans agreed that grinding the president down to nothing and pushing him to the brink of insanity was far more in line with the Republican Party’s core principles than actually controlling the White House, making laws, or governing the country.
“If we are going to make the president a haggard shell of a human being by the time he leaves the White House, we need four more years of never compromising, four more years of miring every piece of legislation in unnecessary procedural muck, four more years of pretending we want to work with the president and then walking away from the table at the last second,” McConnell added. “Four more years! Four more years! Obama 2012!”
“Making Barack Obama’s life a waking nightmare is what we do best. It’s also just smart politics. After all, getting the man reelected and watching him whither away to nothing before our very eyes will fire up the base more than any of the current Republican presidential candidates will.”
Bullseye Rooster takes the satire in the opposite direction, with Obama announcing that he will not run for reelection. Instead:
A lot of my actions over the next eighteen months will be motivated by the desire to piss off Republicans. That is the easiest way for me to measure whether my policies are good for the people.