The Republicans have a majority in one chamber of one branch of the US government. That gives them influence, not control. And a third of their new people think it will be a just great idea to put the US officially into default, causing a worldwide depression. In the next few weeks, the DOD budget cuts will start to trickle out, like the F-35 and the already dead DDG-1000. and the amphibious tank that has a flat bottom and is not IED resistant. Meanwhile, they are trying to kill off seniors by bankruptcy, making them choose between drugs and food. And, they are out to re-allow insurance companies to cancel health insurance or quintuple rates just when people get sick. YES, it will be interesting.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: What the changes in Washington mean for Israel in 2011