Okay, so Mitch McConnell probably won't be giving props to the President for prevailing after four years of playing Moby Dick to McConnell's Captain Ahab in an endurance test of squalid politics that began the day Obama was inaugurated. But now that the grand bargain McConnell reached with his GOP brethren to focus entirely on denying Obama a second term turns out to have been a fool's errand, will Mitch and the rest of the Republican party come to their senses?
If so, the definitive winner won't be Obama or the Democratic party. Nor would it be Republicans if it so happens that a return to bi-partisanship helps them re-gain the White House in 2016.
The ultimate winner will be America.
The decisive re-election of Barack Obama means that America is headed for a period of further revitalization, not some goofy era of Marxist socialism. Most importantly, more people will have jobs. Those "12 million new jobs" Mitt promised are hardly jeopardized by Romney's defeat because Mitt's total precisely matches the number of jobs analysts forecast will be added by 2017 regardless of which party has held the presidency.