Let's look for a silver lining:
Obama gets his agenda boxed by some pro-gun Democrats, RINOs as well as conservatives, neo-cons, paleo-cons, libertarians and/or Tea Partiers as a coalition. Instead of the wedge he wanted to increase between the Republicans, he brings in more of them in the 2014 Congressional elections. Just like events following Obamacare. Then what follows is the HC exchanges do not get funded for his HC to work.
Ha! Ha! Our system of checks and balances will have worked.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison