January 09, 2013


GOP Fever Hasn't Broken

"Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress confidently predicted that the re-election of the president would break the partisan 'fever' they claimed had enveloped Washington and the Republican Party," NBC News reports.

"But the weeks since the election have found Republicans as dogged as ever in their resistance to Obama, whose initiatives - including gun control, immigration reform and efforts to boost renewable energy - still face an uncertain path forward, particularly in an unruly House of Representatives still controlled by a Republican majority. And Republicans are signaling a willingness to go to great lengths to bend coming battles in their favor."

Politico: "After four-plus years of embittered partisan combat, he views his GOP bargaining partners with more than a little contempt, and he momentarily vanquished enemies who just can't say 'yes' to him."










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