Republicans say Obama can't do much without them

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  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 30, 2014 10:47 a.m.

    "Republicans say Obama can't do much without them"

    Of course they do. All too many Republicans take a perverse pride in knowing they can obstruct progress and thereby harm America and Americans for years to come.

    And in the last few years, Republicans have time and again done exactly that.

    Abe Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Eisenhower must be rolling in their graves in despair to see what their once truly great GOP has become.

  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    Jan. 30, 2014 7:56 a.m.

    What should be said is the American public won't get anything done with the Republicans. Unless of course you are the 10%.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 10:21 p.m.

    Democrats don't have any new ideas. They just criticize Republicans and claim they are only about denying Obama his liberal agenda.

    "No" the liberals claim the Republicans say over and over again.

    They declare that Republicans just hate the president, or that they are racist.

    These are all just red herrings to reality.

    Reality is that 62% of the American people believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.

    Reality is that Obama has the worst ratings of any president since Nixon.

    Reality is that the economy continues its anemic path.

    Reality is that many Americans no longer trust Obama after his lies regarding the NSA spying, Benghazi, and Obamacare.

    Reality is that the president is lost and doesn't know how to put us back on the right path.

    But Democrats will continue beating their drums:

    "Republicans just say 'no'". Republicans have proposed many ideas that never come to vote in the Senate.

    "Republicans hate the president". Republicans disagree with Obama's liberal ideology.

    "Republicans are racist". A very large, red, herring used to change discourse away from embarrassing Obama lies.

    Those chants will not solve our problems.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 9:29 p.m.

    Republicans have a patent on the practice of just saying everything.

    The Republican Legislator from South Carolina did tell's good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House.

    For example...

    Despite Republicans best efforts we still have a president at war with religion.


    We have a president who constantly wants to raise taxes...


    hurt the middle class...


    strengthen unions (at the expense of the middle class and the economy)...


    spy on law-abiding Americans...


    help illegal immigrants more than citizens.


    Thank you Republicans for teaching Americans to just say everything.

    Works every time.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 5:28 p.m.

    Well, Irony Guy, so far what has been proposed is liberalism. I highly doubt conservatives would go along with a liberal agenda that they feel is absolutely wrong for our country.

    62% of Americans also believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.

    So, why wouldn't Republicans work against the president's liberal idealogy and agenda? I, for one of millions (Just under 61 million voted for Romney) am very happy that Republicans are denying liberals easy victories to change American (we know what that change looks like!).

    But despite Republicans best efforts to help the economy (Republicans only hold the House, while Democrats have the Senate and the White House), we still have 20 million Americans unemployed or underemployed.

    Despite Republicans best efforts we still have a president at war with religion. We have a president who constantly wants to raise taxes, hurt the middle class, strengthen unions (at the expense of the middle class and the economy), spy on law-abiding Americans, help illegal immigrants more than citizens. He will work with Republicans, as long as they go along with his agenda (and they have to ride at the back of the bus).

    Yep, Obama's a real leader.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 5:25 p.m.

    Actually the only thing that matters as far as the GOP is concerned is that they must "always" rubber stamp every Obama proposal...that is his criteria.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 29, 2014 4:33 p.m.

    What can Republicans add to the discussion? It's been "no" for years now, like a small child screaming in a high chair. Doesn't matter what's proposed, it's always NO.

  • Kaotic USA, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 11:43 a.m.

    I see Obama doing everything he can do to help the poor and declining middle class but without the help of the Republican Congress. The Republican mindset is let's help the poor and middle class as long as it doesn't conflict or affect the profits of the 1% or their corporate buddies and cronies. Raising the minimum wage would certainly do that and insourcing jobs back to America would certainly do that. Obama Care is loathed by Republicans because of the cost to employers and would result in less profits. The Republicans would be ecstatic if we only had a two class system. Time for the people to get rid of these road blocks in Congress called Republicans and vote people to office who are not worried about increasing corporate profits but are worried about saving this country. We are at a point where term limits for Congress is a wonderful idea...

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 11:08 a.m.

    So, you are upset so many are on food stamps, the same for medicare. But pay people enough so they dont need either, not so much. The dire warnings of job losses if the minimum wage is raised have NEVER happened in past. All that happened was more people had more money to spend, and did so, helping the economy.

  • bengel Sandy, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 9:00 a.m.

    Part of the problem, Esquire, is that everyone is willing to get something done, as long as it's THEIR something.

    As for moving "forward," what I see is a steady moving away from distribution of power with checks and balances. Instead we have less freedom and individual responsibility, and more government. It's what happens when those in office get a little authority, as they suppose, and those given correct principles don't govern themselves in accordance with those principles.

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 8:51 a.m.

    barry has a phone and a pen. why use congress, only to blame them for his incompetence?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 8:32 a.m.

    So are the Republicans saying they will do nothing tomove the country foward? That's been their m.o. so far, and I see nothing from their huffing and puffing that they intend to do anything different. Is it lost on them that this is the least effective, the worst Congress in at least the past 70 years? The President asked them to step up and get something done. How about it, GOP, for a change.