The last time the Republicans let President Obama loose in their cage, he pissed all over them.
You know this time there is going to be a little reality TV-type' melodrama, not just shouting "LIAR"!, but maybe some full on lunatic-style howling and screaming from the GOP... maybe even some pistol waving.
President Obama doesn't have the strongest hand, but he is the best bluffer at the table, and the Republicans are holding nothing. Their cards are blank.
On the other hand, The Republicans are nuts. They say anything, lie constantly and don't understand the issues, but are ruthless at this game and the Media will be right there backing them up.
Civil discourse? Senatorial debate? Aristotelian logic? I don't think so.
I think we are going to witness American democracy committing suicide.