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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Simon Rosenberg
Poised for lame-duck victories spanning foreign, economic and social policy, President Obama is seeing a renewed sense of accomplishment after his first two years in office, which were filled with a brutal health care fight and crises ranging from financial meltdowns to environmental disasters.
Facing Republicans in a closed-door meeting 19 months ago, newly minted President Obama tried to end a philosophical debate over the size and scope of the stimulus with this simple admonition: "I won."
"I think the president is going to be much more aggressive about defining" Republicans, Mr. Rosenberg said. "I think the president is going to be much more willing to go after the Republicans in a very Reaganesque manner to call them out when they're not working in the national interest."
Mr. Rosenberg said the real lessons will have to be learned by Republicans, who are likely to have a bigger voice in government and will be under pressure to find issues on which they can work with Mr. Obama.