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If at first you don’t succeed…

David Horsey
© David Horsey

After four (long) years of Obama bending over so far backward that he ended up looking more like a Republican than a Democrat, and getting nothing but hatred and contempt thrown back in his face, it takes a lot of chutzpah to accuse the president of not being bipartisan enough. Heck, Obama’s signature achievement — health care reform — was virtually copied from Republican proposals (including Romneycare), yet the Republicans attacked it as the worst thing ever to happen to the USA, and vowed to repeal it.

They filibuster just about everything, block Obama’s appointments, call him a liar, and compare him to Hitler. They even claim that he wasn’t born in the USA.

Now they are saying that their priority is to outlaw abortion, even though 70% of Americans support abortion rights, including a slim majority of Republican voters.

Will the GOP ever stop being the party of NO?

UPDATE: Great quote from Obama: “The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican.”



  1. Zip Zero Nada wrote:


    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Yeah, right. Not even if Hell froze over.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink
  3. Dave, TN wrote:

    Anonymous, I do hear its pretty cold in Kansas right now.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    I’m curious about the abortion protestors in Washington last week. What percentage are gun owners and how does that compare to the general population? Guns are for killing.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  5. BigDaddyCool wrote:

    Not a chance. The GOP will continue to be the party of no until they go the way of the Whigs. In other words, they should be moved to the endangered species list.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink
  6. TJ wrote:

    The GOP’s “priority” is to outlaw abortion in the same way that their “priority” is to cut spending. They don’t really mean it – as soon as they’re given an opportunity to try to do it they magically forget all about it. See 2000-2006.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink
  7. Morrius wrote:


    That make come sooner than you think. Check out the implosion surrounding Hagel’s nomination.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    I have to agree with TJ’s point. They need issues to rally around. They can’t get rid of them, it would be unpopular and they would lose the critical rally points.

    Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink