• New Book Alleges Republican Politicians Behave Politically

    Capitol DomeIf this new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper is to be believed, there are some Republican politicians in Washington who were feeling somewhat less that celebratory back in January 2008 when Barack Obama took office.

    And you know what? Some of them even wanted Obama to not be their president

    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, D.C…

    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…

    "You will remember this day," Draper reports Newt Gingrich as saying on the way out. "You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown."

    Oh my God! If this is true, then I don't even know what to say? I mean, to imagine a political party of the United States of America behaving like this in this day and age… Working to win back political control, forming a plan of attack and then acting upon it, blatantly behaving in a partisan manner. I am scandalized!

    I'm so heartbroken right now, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that many  – or most! — of these Republicans didn't even vote for Obama in the general election.

    Tags: Books, House of Representatives, Inauguration, Newt Gingrich, Republicans, Senate


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