Opposition (Obstructionists) to all things Obama at heart of GOP splintering

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    Mar 08, 2016 7:17 PM GMT

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    http://news.yahoo.com/opposition-things-obama-heart-gop-splintering-085342086--election.html

    Republicans can blame their united stand against President Barack Obama for their party's splintering.


    Conservatives' gut-level resistance to all things Obama — the man, his authority, his policies — gave birth to the tea party movement that powered the GOP to political success in multiple states and historic congressional majorities. Yet contained in the movement and its triumphs were the seeds of destruction, evident now in the party's fracture over presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

    For all the numbers, though, Republicans were unable to roll back Obama administration policies or defeat the Democratic president in 2012, further infuriating the GOP base.

    Now the party of Abraham Lincoln is engaged in a civil war, pitting establishment Republicans frightened about a election rout in November against the unpredictable Trump, who has capitalized on voter animosity toward Washington and politicians.

    "There would be no Donald Trump without Barack Obama," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. No fan of Trump, Graham argued that resentment of Obama plus his own party's attitude toward immigrants are responsible for the deep divide and the billionaire businessman's surge

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    Mar 08, 2016 10:03 PM GMT
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    Sooooooooo....it's Obama's fault?
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    Mar 10, 2016 5:48 AM GMT
    This is not too difficult...

    Political scientist Gary C. Jacobson argues that the voters treated the 2014 election as a referendum on the economy and especially on Obama’s presidency. The result was the most partisan, nationalized, and president-centered midterm election in at least 60 years.

    The GOP received huge gains in the house, senate and governor seats and sat on its ass. The mandate was to repeal Obamacare.

    Donald Trump is the result of the GOP failure to act on its mandate.






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    Mar 10, 2016 12:53 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidThis is not too difficult...

    Political scientist Gary C. Jacobson argues that the voters treated the 2014 election as a referendum on the economy and especially on Obama’s presidency. The result was the most partisan, nationalized, and president-centered midterm election in at least 60 years.

    The GOP received huge gains in the house, senate and governor seats and sat on its ass. The mandate was to repeal Obamacare.

    Donald Trump is the result of the GOP failure to act on its mandate.






    The GOP was too busy pandering to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs with all their ridiculous homophobic and xenophobic bullshit rather than just getting down to the important business of governance and following the promised mandate. This is why Donald Trump is surging in support and has the establishment career politicians on notice that their eviction from office is now coming due.

    If Bernie Sanders can't strip the crooked eastaishment democrats of their lock on power, I will abandon the donkey dorks and support Trump for President.