[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/26/art.obama.boehner.file5.gi.jpg caption ="CNN has compiled a 10-week to-do list for President Obama and congressional Republicans."](CNN) - Strategists on both sides of the political aisle weighed in this week on what President Obama and Republicans must do before the November midterms to give their parties a boost.
The 10-week to-do lists resulted in thousands of comments and suggestions from CNN readers, ranging from constructive to highly critical.
Readers suggested Obama look for a new job and put a muzzle on Vice President Joe Biden, while commenters providing advice for the GOP recommended a muzzle for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Mouth guards aside, readers also offered up practical guidance for Obama and the GOP. Here are some of the suggestions: