It all fits.
The Republicans need to neutralize the Tea Party. With those loonies deciding the primaries and nominating knobs, the Republicans will never win another general election again.
The 2012 election is a made-to-order opportunity to put the Tea Party back in its basket. Those wingers hoist an unelectable knob. The knob goes up against an incumbent and loses. It’s all the Tea Party’s fault, and the Republicans beat them into jelly. The way is clear to run a real candidate in 2016.
Meanwhile, back at the White House, the Current Occupant pushes Republican ideas beyond the Republicans wildest hopes.
A total win. The Republicans get their own base in line while they gain on the policy front. And by 2016 everyone is so fed up with poverty-while-Democratic that Republicans win in landslides at all levels.
The good news is that if the Republicans miscalculate and we actually get President Knob, the Democrats may well win big in 2016. On the other hand, considering what the Democrats have become, maybe that’s not good news.