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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:02 AM

The People Have Spoken, and the GOP still have their hands over their ears..

I'm just going to keep it real! The reelection of President Obama doesn't mean jack to the GOP. No, they're not willing to work with the President for the betterment of the country.


Yes, they're still on a power trip and plan on stopping and blocking every piece of legislation that the Democrats propose. Hey, don't shoot the messenger, I'm going by the latest statements issued by the so-called leadership of the GOP.

"The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the president's first term," said McConnell, frosty in his postelection remarks. "Now it's time for the president to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office."

Mitch McConnell.

"The reelection of the House Republican majority means that there is “no mandate for raising tax rates” on the American people. "

John Boehner

The President proposed having the top two percent pay a little more, letting the Bush tax cuts expire. Experts have said that Bohner's plan is pretty much the same ole plan that Romney was running on. Cutting social programs etc.

With all due respect to some of my liberal/Democrat friends, please stop acting as if the last four years didn't happen. The GOP's number one goal was to try to make sure President Obama failed, I don't see any reason why that strategy is going to change. The only way these parties can work together, is if; the Democrats are willing to compromise on things we hold dear, like... Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

I voted for the President, because I'd like to see all of those things protected. Seriously, it takes some "real brass " to try to dictate the agenda, when the American people overwhelmingly rejected your ideas.

Mitt not only failed because he was a terrible candidate, but he failed because he had bad ideas. We've been there done that.. it didn't work then and the American people were wise enough to know it wouldn't work now.

Can the MSM stop acting as if both sides had a hand in things not getting done. Remember that little meeting that Republicans held on Obama's inauguration day, where they promised to stop and block him every step of the way? Remember the record number of filibusters used by the GOP? Remember Mitch McConnell saying: his "number one goal is to make sure president Obama is a one-term President." Remember Rush saying: he "wanted to see the President fail?"

The GOP's obstructionism is far from over; expect them to launch very partisan driven investigations and hearings into the Benghazi attacks. Also expect them to trash any potential Justice that the President nominates to the court.

As long as the GOP allows folks like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Donald Trump to have prominent voices within their party, the answer is no.. Actually that's HELL NO! We can't all just get along.

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Response to rainlillie (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:04 AM

1. The people have spoken

How un-American is it to assume that you deserve to hold all offices despite what the electorate said? If they wanted the Republicans to hold the executive office, they could have done that.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:08 AM

2. NO! We can't just all get along.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:13 AM

3. The MSM needs to shine a light on GOP obstructionism

(past and present) if they want to help undo the gridlock.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:21 AM

4. I was listening to Morning Joe & Fox

Mostly because I'm enjoying the spinning wheels. The GOP talk pieces are in complete and utter denial. They simply can not wrap their minds around the fact that the majority of the electorate REJECTS their ideology, belief system, and broken plans for the United States of America.

Their idea of America does not exist and they keep believing that it does: Mostly white, middle class, men, working in desk jobs with college educated with no loans and a wife and 2.5 children waiting at home with supper on the table. The only place that exists is in their minds and "Leave it to Beaver" reruns. However, they are convinced that if they just keep pushing their austerity agenda that they can make that world magically appear.

It won't. They are delusional. They refuse to accept responsibility for their choices and marrying themselves to the tea party extremists. We as democrats and progressives and moderates need to keep calling the Republicans & Tea party what they are: Dangerous Extremists. We must repudiate them and their agenda at every opportunity, on every social network, on the house floor, the senate floor, in the press, in our blogs, in our conversations. Repeat after me, the tea party and GOP are dangerous extremists and threaten liberty and freedom. For too long we have let them slap around the word liberal and attach the "extremist" definition and "entitled" to our platform and ideas.

The tea party / GOP / neocons are like a virus in the American government and while this recent election has fought them back, they are not gone. They are waiting for the opportunity to re-emerge. We must make it our mission to ruin their "brand" and continue to push the truth forward and continue to call them out as the fanatical extremists that they are. They are the fringe and they need to know we will not embrace their racist, sexist, homophobic, nihilistic ideas or governance.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:33 AM

5. I think the republicans are doing great!

Everyone should stop picking on them and follow the example of our President - "Please....proceed, GOP!"

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