You're standing on my neck
When the people vote Democrats into the White House, the majority of the House, and 60% of the Senate, Republicans should've been happy just to be acknowledged. Our government has plenty of protections for the minority party. So when the rare circumstance arises in which the majority has the authority to do what they want, the minority party is in no place to get butt hurt when the majority tries to actually act.
Originally Posted by Buddy
Not to mention, it was the Republicans themselves who, throughout the Bush administration's tenure, were constantly decrying parliamentary procedure, clamoring for nothing but up and down votes on everything they wanted.
And even beyond that, the things the democrats passed with that mandate were moderate to conservative policies. It could've just as easily been a Republican president signing his or her name on those laws.
The Republican leadership has simply adopted a scorched earth style of politics. When they are in power, they run up the debt on whatever they want to try to "starve the beast" and when they are out of power they advocate deficit reduction and stall as much legislation as they can.
Not every human is a manipulative, opportunistic, letch... or at least that's what I'm told.