Is there is a word for losing an election and then trying to govern anyway,through a combination of blackmail, intimidation, and fear? If not then I think we need a new word, how about "Boehnering"? Or, better yet, "Bonering".
As in "We lost the election so we can't govern the country but maybe we can still Boner the country."
What does tip the balance is that Obama ran his campaign on implementing the ACA, Romney ran his campaign on repealing it. Obama won. If the GOP wants to "negotiate" then can do that but they don't have the votes to get it though the congress. The constitution is rock solid on the idea that Congress is a majority rule institution. if they don;t have the votes in the senate, if the president won't sign a repeal, then they will have to wait until 2016. Just like the Democrats had to wait until 2008.