Republican leaders, ever more sure of their odds of winning control of the House and maybe even the Senate, have begun plotting a 2011 program top by a push for more than $100 billion in expenditure cuts, tax reductions and attempt to undo key parts of President Barack Obama's health care and financial rule laws.
The inquiry is how much of the GOP's government-shrinking, tax-cutting program to advance, and how fast.
It's definite that Republicans want to capitalize quickly on tea party-fueled antagonism and the subversive fervor that they suppose will provide momentum to accomplish an campaigner to-do list. It's equally clear, however, that the great prospect of a fed-up electorate and a crop of unruly newcomers could cause difficulties the plans. So could Obama and associate Democrats who will still be around after Tuesday's elections.