Hot from the presses, just published on April 24th, is the book from the author of the New York Times bestseller Dead Certain - the definitive book about the Bush Presidency – is a new book which provides a revealing and riveting look at unmoral goals set forth by the Republican Party starting at the very moment of President Obama’s inauguration called Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.
Somehow, this does not surprise me.
According to the write-up in Huffington Post:
As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington….
According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) — who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz….
For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform.
“If you act like you’re the minority, you’re going to stay in the minority,” Draper quotes McCarthy as saying. “We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.”
The conversation got only more specific from there, Draper reports. Kyl suggested going after incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for failing to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes while at the International Monetary Fund. Gingrich noted that House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had a similar tax problem. McCarthy chimed in to declare “there’s a web” before arguing that Republicans could put pressure on any Democrat who accepted campaign money from Rangel to give it back.
In no way is the Democratic Party perfect either. However, when Mitch McConnell uttered those infamous words in in October 2010 that his party’s primary goal in the next Congress was to make Obama a one-term president, it became as apparent as the nose on one’s face that the Republican Party was out to do anything they could to fight against Obama and his administration. Additionally, I have seen Obama and his administration attempt to do (for the most part) what is good for the people, what the majority is asking for – and have woefully watched the GOP make martyrs out of us while they challenge and nit-pick each and every damn thing the Dem’s try to do! I am so sick and tired of it….
And citizens want to vote for this completely uncaring and narcissistic party in November this year? Seriously, are you all insane?
I am sure there are exaggerations in this book, however, I seriously doubt the entire book is made up, or really even any part of it as that would be grounds for a major lawsuit. However, I’m sure the author is able to get away with pushing the truths from time to time. Plus, if anyone were to take the author to court in a lawsuit, then that means they would risk having more uncovered while on the witness stand. A risk I am sure that no-good-do’ers will not tempt.
I just ordered my copy from Amazon. This I have got to read.
This has been their top priority – not helping the citizens of our country. Seriously, McConnell should be charged for treason for uttering this sentence…