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New Book Discloses How the GOP Planned to Unseat President Obama

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…



    • Those of us that see the truth knew this. Now hopefully those wavering on the line will begin to see the truth. Naturally, the hard core right wingnuts will not – are will shake in their boots because they’re a part of it.

    • I was worried the moment he got elected by the people that all this would happen, I said on that very day when I watched him give his presidential acceptance speech “This is a black man and you watch none of the old crony white men in power are going to be settled with this, I bet they will do anything to make him look bad and try to get him out of office by any means.. you watch”. And I was right. What I find amazing is that so many Americans bought into all this by these Republicans.. and I imagine that there are some Democratic officials who didn’t want a black man to become President either and did their best to undermine Obama. For our Country’s sake we need to keep Obama in office and vote these evil men out of office. They don’t give a rats ass about our Country or our People.

  1. I hope fervently that the Republicans’ tactics of stall and stop and “NO” backfire on them. Hopefully enough Americans are sick of their “do nothing” or “do the opposite” bull shit to vote them OUT of office in November.
    And there are a lot of outright lies Romney has told about Obama – there are lots of videos of him doing that on, making a statement that is completely untrue, followed by Obama stating exactly the opposite.
    Also, Romney’s early attempts (yesterday) to don the mantle of Reagan’s “hope” and greatness are disingenuous. Romney – the man who bought companies and sold their assets, dissolving thousands and thousands of jobs – looks like a fool for stealing 30 year old slogans.
    How much more fodder does Obama need to take these folks down?

    • I don’t know. But come November, in addition to keeping Obama in the White House, Dem’s have to gain control of both the House and Senate. It’s the only way this country will be able to move forward. If the GOP does, sure we’ll move forward, but at the expense of “everyday” citizens, which is about 99% of us.

      • Vote a straight Democratic ticket.. please please reach out to your neighbors and friends and encourage them to get their voting registration cards and get out and vote. We need to get our Country out of the hands of people like this.

        • You know, I’ve never been a big fan of straight party voting. But now, I will be making an exception. I have always believed groups are most productive when there are opposing views so long as everyone has an open mind and strives to achieve a common goal. However, this is no longer the case. We are nothing more than martyrs to a tantrum-throwing Republican Party.

        • I certainly understand and agree. We just need to give the democratic party support right now and do what we can to give the President the ability to get things done which is not going to happen with a Republican controlled.

  2. Treason is what it should be called, because actively working against the national security of The United States of America in an attempt to take over the American government, is the very definition of treason. The Republican party is guilty of a conspiracy to commit treason, and then actively pursuing their treasonous plans. If there was true justice in America, all those involved would be arrested, prosecuted, convicted and then sentenced for treason.

    This is not an overstatement or exaggeration. It is the absolute truth. Instead of honoring their oath to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution, these Republicans wipe their asses with it, after shitting on Obama and then taking a big stinking toxic dump on the well being of the American people.

    • I agree completely. Funny, too… on my way in to work this morning, after publishing this post, I was listening to the Stephanie Miller show, and she was talking about the very exact same thing. That those who purposely set out to fight against progression of our gov’t and country should be convicted of treason. If they did just one person, and personally Mitch McConnell would be a great one because of this statement alone, then I will bet you’ll start to see more cooperation between the parties. I say make Mitch the guinea pig.

  3. thank you for highlighting this book … it’s an important book if for no other reason that it is proof that our suspicisons were accurate all along and maybe, just maybe, it’ll show at least a few citizens that the repugs have not only been obstructionists towards mr obama since day one, they threw the whole country under the bus without any concern in the name of greed and lust for power … these clowns aren’t just obstructionists, they’re anti-american, bordering on treasonous … thank you, thank you, thank you …

    • I think many should be brought up on treason. Not bordering treason, but they have actually committed treason. The definition is:
      1. The crime of betraying one’s country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
      2. The action of betraying someone or something.
      When Mitch McConnell made this infamous statement (below) that completely fits the definition of treason. I would love to see him taken in first and convicted for the rest of his life in a federal prison. He is betraying our country by making sure Obama is a one-term president. He was and is not acting in the country’s best interest.

      Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you back again!

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