Amazing how the Republicans accuse the Democrats of what they themselves actually do!
House Speaker Boehner stated yesterday that “the focus of this administration” is “to annihilate the Republican Party.”
Did he forget it was Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who made the really stupid statement midway through Obama’s first term that “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President.” If that’s not an annihilation wish I don’t know what is.
The Republicans in their ridiculous primaries tried to appease the Tea Party extremists and competed to see which candidate could build a higher electric fence on our Mexican border. Then Obama issued the Dream Act Executive Order stating that “illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who were brought to the U.S. as children will no longer face deportation.” More Democratic support for Hispanics and the Republicans were then shocked when they were trounced by Hispanics.
They then alienated women with their stance on birth control and abortion, not realizing that one-third of American women have now had an abortion. There goes the female vote.
And when Obama came out in favor of marriage equality, let’s not forget the GOP homophobia and their refusal to grant gays the same rights that all Americans are entitled to… Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. There goes the LGBT vote. And of course greedy multi-millionaires and billionaires, for example Sheldon Adelson, have no use for unions, so there goes the union vote.
Finally, Boehner’s Fiscal Cliff Plan B bill was yanked because there was so much discord in his GOP caucus that they couldn’t even agree to allow tax rates to increase on incomes over one million dollars. They later settled on $400,000. He can’t even get his own caucus vote!
And now Boehner has the audacity to accuse Obama of trying to annihilate the Republicans. No one could possibly do a better job of self-destruction than they did. And let’s not forget how badly they failed to achieve their goal “for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
Stephen H. Frye, M.D.
Author: Monumental Fiasco! Our Drug War; Twenty-five Reasons to End It
Host: “Drug Talk” Radio Talk Show, Sundays 10-11am on KDWN, 720 AM
Former professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine
Candidate for Congress, 2012