The "Patriot Act" won't be allowed to die
In January, the Republicans assume control of BOTH houses of Congress. They'll make a big show of caring what The People think and may even go so far as to stage a "squeaker" wherein the
"Let's Fuck The World" er, "Patriot" Act survives by one or two votes.
The reality of USA-ian politics now is that there is diminishing difference between Republicans and Democrats - BOTH are out to fuck everyone. The only difference is in whom they really serve. The Republicans are owned lock, stock, and barrel by Big Business. The Democrats are beholden to those who believe Big Government is the answer to absolutely everything. The METHODS used by both are essentially the same - screw the taxpayers, take from one group and give to another, line their own pockets with other folks' money.