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mgoodell Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 12:21 PM
Barone gets close to the matter here, when he ascribes Obama's choices as a reflection of hostility towards those with the temerity to disagree with him. Close, but not entirely there. The simple fact of the matter is, Obama wants to destroy the Republican Party as a political force in this country. Read "A One-Party State? under the Blog tab at
michigander4 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 4:05 PM
He thinks a one-party state is the norm. After all, he learned the political ropes in a city controlled by one party for the past 100 years.

To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.

His point blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad.

But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government's debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader...