The Republicans were never going to give President Obama a chance to govern this country. The Republican Party is not interested in governing at all. They are all about attaining and maintaining power so they can continue their policies that transfer money from the poor and middle class to the top 1% in this country. Absolutely everything they do is geared towards this goal of the transfer of wealth from the 99% to the 1%. Whether it is foreign policy, domestic policy, or social issues; it is all done for the simple goal of making the rich richer, and the poor poorer.
“WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington.
The event — which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured — serves as the prologue of Robert Draper’s much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.”
According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) — who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.”
Read the rest of the article here: Robert Draper Book: GOP’s Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration