January 28, 2013


Obama Just Wants to Cripple the Republican Party

Richard Benedetto: "When an irate House Speaker John Boehner declared last week that President Obama was out to 'annihilate' the Republican Party, he was exaggerating, or at least engaging in a bit of hyperbole. Obama is not out to destroy the Republican Party, just severely cripple it, and thereafter to cement his legacy in the final two years of his presidency."

"What upset Boehner and many of his Republican colleagues is that they have finally recognized what Obama's second inaugural address really was: the first speech of the 2014 congressional campaign."

"That has them in a panic. It is now obvious to Republicans that Obama has no intention of becoming a lame duck president at the end of his second term. He's seems willing to bide his time and push for a more-friendly Congress."

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