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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:15 PM

Republicans are Ending Obama’s First Term with More Irrational Hatred of this President

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Republicans are Ending Obama’s First Term with More Irrational Hatred of this President

By: Rmuse
Dec. 20th, 2012


Most people have, at some point in their life experience, had the difficult experience of interacting with disagreeable, discontent, needy, and wanting human beings, and if they are little children, one can make allowances for unsatisfactory behavior. However, when adults cannot find satisfaction in any situation they lack total control, there is little room for tolerance and understanding. House Speaker John Boehner and his recalcitrant Republican cohort are the epitome of spoiled malcontents, and if that is their behavior at home, one feels sympathy for their families, but as legislators elected to govern, their behavior is trying the American peoples’ patience. For the past four years, Republicans have obstructed and rejected any proposal from President Obama, and yesterday the President finally pointed out that the GOP keeps “finding ways to say no rather than yes” and there is little secret their opposition is founded in antipathy for the President.

The President called on congressional Republicans to accept his latest fiscal cliff deal because he believes the two sides are close to the grand bargain they have sought for two years, and it is senseless to abandon the deal now. During a news conference yesterday the President said the main obstacle to an agreement is opposition to him, and that “At some point they’ve got to take me out of it and think about what’s best for the voters. And do that.” The President is not telling voters anything they are not already aware of, but it was important for him to point out that regardless the concessions and compromises he has made over the past four years to benefit the people, Republicans are never content. The latest offer from the President to reduce the deficit using a balanced approach is a plan Republicans could accept if they had any regard for the country and the people, but that is the problem with opposition for opposition’s sake; due regard goes out the window. President Obama said, “I think anybody who looks at this objectively would say that coming off my election, I have met them at least halfway in order to get something done for the country,” and noted that “any objective person out there looking would say that we put forward a very balanced plan, and it’s time for us to go ahead and get it done.”

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Republicans are ending President Obama’s first term the way they started, and it portends a contentious second term at best. It is the same set of tired proposals the voters rejected in the last election, and it uses the same motivation to punish the American people; GOP antipathy for the President. There is no chance Boehner’s Plan B will ever be enacted, and IT is another sign that Republicans are willing to let the economy go over the fiscal cliff unless they get their way. President Obama gave the Republicans a balanced approach that, like he said, was painful for everyone, but necessary to achieve what the people demanded; a compromise. However, compromise is the last thing one expects when common sense is replaced by saying no for the sake of opposition, and burdening the poor, middle class, and elderly to protect the rich while increasing the deficit? That is just the Republican way.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:26 PM

1. There's a lot of hate there but

I don't think it's just hate for the Presdient, although he's number one hatee. I think they hate anyone who's not a Plutocrat. They actually hate you people in our country.

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:48 PM

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:56 PM

3. They hate that he won't give them everything he wants

Quick example is capital gains. The Republicants claim they want to keep the rate low because most of the people paying capital gains tax are seniors who live on dividend income. This would be an easy fix - print a little form on the bottom third of the inside of the Form 1040 instruction book that allows seniors to attest they are 65, not employed as an officer of a for-profit entity with more than 50 employees, and drawing more than 20 percent of their income from capital gains, or are 65 and own a business with no more than 50 employees. Meet either criteria and pay 15 percent capital gains tax. Simple, efficient and it wouldn't cost anything to do because the instruction book already contains the paper we're printing this on.

Reality is they don't care about seniors. We know this because the first two parts of their austerity program are Social Security and Medicare cuts.

If the president would just implement austerity like Greece, Spain and Britain did the Republicans would love him...at least until we got the effects of austerity Greece, Spain and Britain did.

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