B) His term expires and we get a more moderate or conservative president in his place. I don't see a failure to pass an AWB to be the stopping point for him. I have a feeling new non-sensical legislation will be threatened again and again until there is a more reasonable successor in his office.
I could be wrong though. I hope I am.
Fish, I hope you are too, but I am pessimistic. For a couple of reasons.
1. The continued urbanization and rising housing density in the USA tends to desensitize people to loss of liberty and regulation.
2. Continued support of the government schooling system, K-12, ensures that critical thinking skills will never be learned.
3. Insane immigration policy waters down the cultural values which make personal liberty and distrust of concentrated government power a priority.
The deck is stacked against us. They are in it for the long haul, ane we keep looking to the next election cycle. Either we will have to carve out a new situation or we will tell our grandchildren about the last days of the "land of the free".