Vice President Joe Biden says that if Republicans win 35 House seats next year it would be "the end of the road" for President Barack Obama's agenda.
Democrats currently hold 35 seats in districts usually held by the GOP. The vice president is concerned that if Republicans "flip" those districts, the White House could not push its legislation through Congress.
Republicans need 40 seats to regain control of the House. Biden said that should Democrats manage to retain these seats, a new era of bipartisanship will be ushered in.
"All the hidden Republicans that don't have the courage to vote the way they want to vote because of pressure from the party … it will break the dam and you will see bipartisanship," Biden said.
Some Republicans were cheered by the vice president's dim assessment of the 2010 political landscape, ABC News reports.
"What didn't seem possible just a few months ago, appears to be the topic of conversation even within the upper echelons of the Obama White House," said Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
"It is interesting to hear Vice President Biden admit that the administration's effort to double down on a partisan agenda of government takeovers could possibly mean the 'end of the road' for their political viability," he said.