...he can now blame the 'Republican-controlled Congress' for everything that does not work. And jump on the Republicans hard when his re-election is up. This was not a wholesale route--the Senate stayed Dem and the Reps are nowhere near filibuster in the House... and so far it looks like Obama in '14. He got just what he deserved & nothing more...
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)