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Finally, the Republicans Are Afraid


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, obama, government, politics, john boehner, democrats )

Tamara
- 916 days ago - truth-out.org
For anyone who has lived through the past several decades of Republican bullying - from Richard Nixon's anything-goes politics through Karl Rove's dreams of a "permanent Republican majority" - it had to be startling to hear House Speaker John Boehner comm



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Chris C. (156)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:50 pm
"it had to be startling to hear House Speaker John Boehner complaining that President Barack Obama’s goal was “to annihilate” the GOP."

I think the GOP has done a good job of doing that to themselves!
 

Gina Caracci (223)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:49 pm
come back down off your high horses and see what the real world is like
 

Gina Caracci (223)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:50 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last week
 

Edith B. (145)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:25 pm
I hope they are afraid, very afraid. They have run rough shod over the poor and middle class for so long, it is time we take back Washington.
 

D D. (102)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 11:36 pm
The next four years will be verrry interesting!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:34 am
It's about time!!! Let's hope this fear brings about good results!
 

Robert K. (31)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:48 am
The permanent death of conservatism would be the best thing that could ever happen for the country or the world.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 6:56 am
They ought to be afraid ~ we are all sick of their 'tudes and their holier-than-thou outlook. And now they see that their big bucks couldn't buy the election - what else do they have? Heh heh
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:09 pm
I would like to annihilate both parties and get a consensus committee of independent thinkers who will deal with the issues rather than partisan politics. Then again the system from the financial and banking strata to the political arena to the disbursement of social services and state funds need a significant reorganization. Until that is done even the independents could be co-opted and coerced.
 

Claudia O. (73)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:03 pm
Obstructive politics just doesn't make sense when there are so many serious issues which need to be addressed. We the people were not fooled by the GOP policy of saying "NO" to everything.
 

JL A. (286)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:58 pm
The most disturbing and unAmerican element of this story IMO is: "But the Republican response to Watergate wasn’t to mend the party’s ways but rather to learn how to protect against ever again being held accountable. That reality became the political back story of the next three decades, as the Right built up a fearsome media apparatus and deployed well-funded operatives to shield Republicans and to discredit anyone who presented a threat, whether untamed Democrats, nosy reporters or average citizens."
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:24 pm
Thanks Tamara, I'm sending you a green star in thought. Used up my allotment. Great article and great comments. Actually, it seems like the Republicans may have a 'death wish', considering all the people of this country they are disrespectful and down right hateful to, like females and others not in the "Big Boyz" and wealthy clubs. Our social and cultural structures have become more fluid in the past 100 plus years. The political and law jamming dams, can not seem to keep the social fluid in their control and under their authorities with money withholding & decisions, so they are using fear and new laws. This is helped and encouraged by new threats to the integrity of our country - terrorism and drugs for example. Also helps to make many in this government quite a bit of money. These activities of both leading parties, started long before Pres. Obama came onto the scene, and a threat to the 'status quo'. Some Democrats were also disturbed, as could be seen by their lack of needed support at crucial times.
 

David Menard (43)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:40 pm
The GOP is afraid. Awwwwwwwwwwww cry me a f%&^$#@! river !!!! Welcome to the world you forced the rest of us to live in you petulant spoiled plutocratic billionaire shills.Is Boehner gonna bawl ? I hope so I need a good laugh.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:40 pm
If President O'bama didn't say it, I wil. I would not mind a bit if the the Republican Party died a quick death.
 

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:51 pm
Republicans are not afraid enough, though. Boehner's statements are merely scapegoating, nothing more. They are still capable of political dirty tricks.
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:24 pm
I fear the Republicans even when crying fear. It's clear they have no intention of questioning their premises, so their fear can lead only to more coverups and whitewashing. We cannot allow a Republican Horse into our community or conversation or we will be defeated. We need to stay on our guard.
 

John Gregoire (282)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:36 am
We all need to work togethre and stop bashing the other guy.
 

James Maynard (74)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:43 pm
The former "Republican" party is the only one
trying to annihilate itself. We, of the opposition,
are simply watching the self-immolation.

In Austin, there is a group, with a song, with a
refrain that goes............
"We've got a five dollar fine ....
for whining....."
 

Angelica C. (84)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:52 am
The GOP wants to do away with medicare and SS. They want to do away with the ACA, which is already saving lives. They have attacked public schools and the Post Office. They have attacked all other government employees. They despise women, as their policies demonstrate. They hate immigrants and those who have been immigrants and are now citizens. They hate minorities. Have I left anything out? Oh yeah - college students, LBGT people, and women who want family planning. The list of people they hate seems almost endless.

And they blame Obama for the lousy turn out of votes they got? ROFL!! Do they think the voters are stupid? They'll never get a majority of votes again unless their plans to gerrymander entire states works - and it won't, because even some republicans are ashamed of their party's crooked antics.
 
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