Afterall they have all the hallmarks of it.
Like Lucy "pulling the football away" at the last minute, in hopes of causing injury, or even worse. Ha, ha, ha -- funny stuff.
GOP Senator Won't Retreat from "Waterloo" Comment
by Daniel Carty, CBSNews -- July 22, 2009
Republican Sen. Jim DeMint refused to back down from comments last week in which he said a White House defeat on health care reform would be President Obama's "Waterloo."
"If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him," the South Carolina Republican, pictured center, was quoted last week as telling fellow conservatives.
Waterloo is a reference to French Emperor Napoleon's final defeat in 1815 at the hands of a British-led coalition, before finally being sent into permanent exile.
Like, holding fast to a contrary, Just Say No to Everything Agenda -- no matter who gets hurt by their robotic stonewalling. Just. say. NO! ...
Republican leader identifies party's priority
by Michael A. Memoli, LATimes, Tribune Washington Bureau -- Oct 27, 2010
McConnell explained that "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
According to the Stonewaller's leader -- THAT is the People's Business ...
Of course Republicans are not beyond using more "crude levels" of Bullying, when needed -- including veiled treats of violence, volatile lies, sneering hate-filled slander.
Republicans Crank Up Their Bully Machine Vs. Progressives
by Eugene Robinson, investors.com -- 04/20/2012
Nugent ended by exhorting his listeners: "We are Braveheart. We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Am I — any questions?" No, I think he made himself quite clear.
Violent metaphors aside, Nugent's argument was: "If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don't even know what you're made of."
Vile? Evil? America-hating? Nugent doesn't just characterize those with different political views as misguided or wrong. He seeks to paint them as alien and anti-American rather than as citizens with whom he disagrees. In a subsequent interview, Nugent called Nancy Pelosi a "subhuman scoundrel" and referred to liberals as cockroaches to "stomp."
Even plain spoken milk-toast GOP leaders, will gladly put the country's well-being LAST on their To Do Lists -- if it means they can blame their targeted victim(s), for the outcomes of their non-stop juvenile behavior. Elitist opinions rule remember, whether or they have the majority of the votes. (It's called social privilege.)
Sen. McConnell: Making Obama A One-Term President Is My Single Most Important Political Goal
by Matt Schneider mediaite.com -- July 10, 2011
On Fox News Sunday, Bret Baier asked him if he stands by his previous statement that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President.” McConnell confirmed that his goal remains unchanged.
Is Bullying just a way of life for GOP Obstructionists?
"Who cares" if shut-in seniors are harmed by their Waterloo mission ... They don't.
Cutting 'Meals on Wheels' is Political Suicide
O'dwyer's Blog -- May 8. 2012
It’s not clear how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to achieve his most important goal of making Barack Obama a one-term president. [...]That's all in a day's work for that frat club of GOP preppies. "What fun, eh? Did you see that Senior walk into the locked glass door, looking for food? What a hoot!"
The heartless GOP, led by Private Ryan in the House, wants to cut $260B in domestic spending to shield the Pentagon from automatic budget cuts at the end of the year. Those programs include food stamps, Medicaid and the child tax credit.
[...] Wall Street Journal today reported the severity of the slashing, pointing out that Ryan’s plan would strip funding from the “Meals on Wheels” program. [...]
Republicans blocked the measure because they don’t like the Democratic plan to fund the extension of the student loan program by tinkering with tax law that allows the super-wealthy to avoid paying Social Security and Medicare taxes. Instead, it wants to raid Obamacare, a program that benefits the rest of America.
"Who cares" if the students get saddled by twice the debt, to make the bankers richer -- long as the GOP can whistle by the public's inattention ... and put the blame for their perpetual pranks on 'those liberal bleeding-heart advocates of socialism.' ???
Student Loan Debate Highlights Senate's Dysfunction
RTTNews -- 5/12/2012
"Over the last two weeks, Senate Republicans have repeatedly claimed they support efforts to keep interest rates low for federal student loans. There is only one way to prove it: end the needless filibuster of Democrats' plan to stop rates from doubling this summer," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
He added, "Our plan creates no new taxes. It would simply stop wealthy Americans from avoiding the taxes they already owe... Republicans want to ax investments in preventive care that save the country money and save lives."
Republicans, for their part, accused Democrats and President Obama of simply playing politics by courting the youth vote for November -- "a cynical election-year strategy," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Perpetual Obstruction by the GOP, at the expense of the American People (young and old) -- is an abuse of power -- and so in that sense, it IS Bullying. The victims of their cruel
There is one way to push back on the cruel tactics of Bullies -- that is to call it out. That is for others in authority to make clear this IS predatory behavior -- make it plain for ALL to see. Gentlemen's club senate etiquette -- be damned!
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Harkin said on Thursday. "When you filibuster, it becomes totally dysfunctional."
He added, "The way to go forward is for Republicans to quit their obstruction. You can't say both sides are to blame. No, I'm sorry. The Republicans are to blame. People have to understand what obstructionism is around here."
Is Bullying just a way of life for GOP Obstructionists -- or are they really just the "good intentioned" public servants that they claim to be
-- about everytime Election Bragging season comes around again ???
Just wait for that collective GOP chuckle, and all the choirboys pretending "not to be able to remember" anything about what just happened ... on their legislative watch.
Not to remember all the pranks they pulled over the last four years. "Hope no one took that stuff seriously, eh? ... Boys will be boys. Just ask Mitt. Ha, ha, ha, ha. What a leader of the Pack that guy was in his day."
Quick, someone run and get Paul Ryan's scissors! They've got even more over-grown budgets to shear ... November 2012 public-enablers willing, of course.
Because for Bullies to get their way, someone has to let them.