Waaaaaaaaah! GOP Pity Party in Full Swing!

Politicians’ Tears

*{{{sniff}}} "The President is a meanie who won't do what we want."*

"The public is not behind us, and that’s a real problem for our party," said Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mi).

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/us/politics/obama-speech-leaves-gop-st...

Yes, that could be a BIG problem.

But why take a good look at WHY your policies aren't popular when you could be whining about the President?

The president’s inaugural speech set Republicans on edge. Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, the party’s vice-presidential nominee last year, said Mr. Obama had used “straw man arguments” in taking an implicit swipe at Mr. Ryan when he said that programs like Medicare and Social Security “do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take risks that make this country great.”

Mr. Ryan said that his own past references to “takers” did not refer to programs that people had paid into over their lives, and that the president was distorting the Republican stance.

“When the president does kind of a switcheroo like that, what he’s trying to say is that we are maligning these programs that people have earned throughout their working lives,” he said on the Laura Ingraham talk-radio program.

Actually, Ryan HAS been doing that — but never mind.

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell pouted about the speech too.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called the address “basically a liberal agenda directed at an America that we still believe is center-right.”

Well, it's not really, and most of the commonsense things the President spoke about in his address are overwhelmingly popular with the American people.

Meanwhile, speaker John Boehner (R-Oh, sadly) apparently had a little too much to drink and became floridly melodramatic.

“Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans. So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/278881-boehner-obamas-goal-is-to-annih...

In that comment, Boehner exposed who is working to shove the GOP into the dustbin of history. It's his Republican colleagues who plan to block all of the popular commonsense things the President laid out in his speech — things the American people mostly want to see happen.

"The public is not behind us, and that’s a real problem for our party."

In a nutshell, Mr. Speaker. In a nutshell.

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