By Sam Youngman - 11/04/10 07:50 PM EDT
Though Republicans are rattling their sabers with threats to repeal the new healthcare and financial regulatory laws, the White House feels safe with its buffer in the Democratic Senate.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday he does not think repeal legislation would make it out of both houses of Congress.
Republican leaders like Sen. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Reps. John Boehner (Ohio) and Eric Cantor have said several times since Tuesday's elections that they still plan to repeal the healthcare and financial reform laws.
Obama said Wednesday in a postmortem press conference on the midterms, which saw Democrats lose the House, that Americans do not want Congress to “re-litigate” the battles of the last two years.