Can there be any doubt that the Republican Party's strategy is strictly one of obstructionism?
When President Obama proposes tax cuts, the Republicans vote against it!! When the President proposes spending cuts, the Republicans vote against it!!
In spite of this lack of co-operation he has managed somehow to push tax cuts on both the private sector and business through Congress, to the point that we now have the LOWEST tax rate in more than 60 years! But still FOX, Rush, Beck, Hanity, O'Reilly and the Tea Party in general keep telling everyone that President Obama is raising taxes! A blatant lie.
Now The President, in yet another bipartisan move, proposes drafting a Republican to his Cabinet. How much more bipartisan can you get than that?! And the Republicans are even against him!
No there is no doubt in my mind at all that the Republicans have nothing else in mind except voting against ANYTHING that the President proposes. Even when it is in the best interest of the country - or even the Republican Party itself!
There are no moderates left in the Republican Party. Even the slightest sign of a Congressperson saying anything bipartisan, indicating that they would want to co-operate in any way or even doing anything except voting along strict party lines and they are immediately ostrazised and targeted for replacement.
How can you run a government of the people and for the people in this way? Obviously you can't. Politics is so polarized now that it is almost impossible to govern the country.