When Rush Limbaugh started president Obama's term off by saying he hoped that Obama would fail, it wasn't a shock to progressives because that's what he does, but the Villagers all were kind of laughing it off as just an entertainer having some fun. Why would somebody want the government to fail when America faced a complete financial meltdown which would be followed by a depression that would have gutted everybody? We've witnessed the Republican tactics of obstructionism and they've done all they could to stop progress from happening, but never clearly defined it as an attempt to make Obama fail, but McConnell is not holding back any longer.
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
Shouldn't Mitch be worried about how people are going to deal with the fraudulent foreclosure mess and getting people back to work instead of his party politics? McConnell is also posturing for the Tea Partiers, but when a country is struggling so much to recover mass job losses one would think that our politicians would do the best they could at trying to help struggling Americans. Not true with Republicans. They never cared about 'you." They only care about their real constituents, Big Business and about the 2012 presidential election.
I'm gonna fax this over to the White House just in case they are gearing up for "good faith bipartisan negotiations" and "mutually beneficial compromise."
For all the olive branches extended to Republicans by President Obama, all they ever give back is a sharp stick in the eye:
GOP says compromise not on the agenda if they retake the House
Republicans aren't interested in compromising with President Obama on major issues if they retake the House or Senate, a senior GOP lawmaker said.
"Look, the time to go along and get along is over," said Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), the chairman of the House Republican Conference. "House Republicans know that. We’ve taken firm and principled stands against their big government plans throughout this Congress, and we’ve got, if the American people will send them, we’ve got a cavalry of men and women headed to Washington, D.C. that are going to stand with us."
Pence said his party wouldn't compromise on issues like spending or healthcare reform, two of the weightiest items on Congress's agenda next year, when the Republicans could control one or both chambers.
"Look, there will be no compromise on stopping runaway spending, deficits and debt. There will be no compromise on repealing Obamacare. There will be no compromise on stopping Democrats from growing government and raising taxes," Pence told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Thursday evening. "And if I haven’t been clear enough yet, let me say again: No compromise."
Pence's vow isn't exactly a shock. After all, his party believes that the federal government is the root cause of every problem in this country. If they had their way, we wouldn't have things like Social Security, Medicare, interstate highways, student aid, civil rights legislation, or Constitutional protections for individual privacy. To paraphrase Scott McAdams, Republicans want to repeal the entire 20th century. And when your goal is to repeal the 20th century, there really isn't any room for compromise.
Will the bipartisan fetish fanboys in the media actually attack Republicans for once? I doubt it because as we know, IOKIYAR.