For more than 200 years, our democracy was a viable form of government. Then, in 2008 when President Barack Obama was elected, everything changed.
The losing party decided that its modus operandi would be to totally thwart the agenda of the winning party by refusing to cooperate on the passage of any meaningful legislation.
Sen. Mitch McConnell actually stated that his No. 1 priority was “to make Obama a one-term president.” They failed badly at that as Obama won in 2012 with 53 percent of the popular vote and an overwhelming majority in the electoral college, but that did not affect their thinking one whit.
Rarely has there been a more ill-informed, fact-free, willfully blind, punitive, vindictive, radical, rigidly ideological and just plain mean major political party in this country than today’s Republican Party.
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The goal of the House Republicans seems to be to get rid of all programs that the voters value. This is an interesting way to represent their constituents.
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act were all Democratic programs passed with little or no Republican support. It is no wonder that the current approval level of Congress is in the single digits.