We assign all sorts of motivations to the obstructionist right-wingers in Congress, but everything they want can be summarized very simply:

They want Obama to fail.

That’s it.

They’ll come up with all sorts of rationalizations and goals and righteous causes but if Obama came out tomorrow with their beloved tax reductions on a silver platter they would find a way to oppose that too, because they want him to fail to accomplish anything at all.

They want Obama to fail, and then ever after they can point to the one black US president and say SEE? DON’T EVER DO THAT AGAIN.

If they wanted absolutely anything else they would act very, very differently.

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