Last night I was having a little discussion on Facebook about politics and I said that I thought the Republicans “will not sit back quietly and Obama have his way, we have already seen the warning signs in the fight over the stimulus.” Apparently I am not the only one who saw this coming. Via Andrew Sullivan:
This much is now clear. Their clear and open intent is to do all they can, however they can, to sabotage the new administration (and the economy to boot). They want failure. Even now. Even after the last eight years. Even in a recession as steeply dangerous as this one. There are legitimate debates to be had; and then there is the cynicism and surrealism of total political war. We now should have even less doubt about what kind of people they are. And the mountain of partisan vitriol Obama will have to climb every day of the next four or eight years.
All of this is just another reason why I think Obama needs to chill with the bi-partisan schtick (as I said below)and just focus on pushing things through with the majority we have. They don’t want to play ball with him, and they will do everything in their power to bring him down. It’s not pessimism, it’s realism. The wingnuts will not, I repeat, will not, sit by quietly.