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The Republicans set out to become the acclaimed Party of NO shortly after Obama was elected in 2008,  to oppose everything he proposed to do, no matter how much it made good sense and was helpful to the country.  

And they have succeeded beyond anything they could imagine.  But with some very serious, for them, unintended consequences:

Consider the following findings in the NBC/WSJ poll:

* Asked an open-ended question as to what single word or short phrase people would use to describe the Republican Party, 65 percent of the responses were negative, while just 17 percent were positive. (For Democrats, 35 percent were positive, while 37 percent were negative.) Among the most oft-mentioned phrases used to describe Republicans: “bad/weak/negative” (8 percent), “uncompromising/need to work together” (6 percent) and “broken/disorganized/lost” (6 percent). So, that happened.

* The poll tested the positive and negative ratings for 11 politicians or political institutions. The lowest rated — in terms of the differential between positive and negative ratings — was the Republican Party, with a 30 percent positive score and a 45 percent negative score. Of the five worst positive-to-negative ratios, Republicans claimed four of them. (The lone exception: Susan Rice with a 20 positive/24 percent net-negative score.)

* When asked who they trusted more in “handling the fiscal cliff,” 38 percent named President Obama while just 19 percent named House Speaker John Boehner and Republicans in Congress. (Fourteen percent said they trusted both equally, and another 28 percent said they trusted neither side.)

What those numbers make clear is that the Republican brand is badly damaged. It is regarded by too many people as an uncompromising relic of the past — a party that lacks new ideas and is, therefore, forced to largely serve as a blockade to the other side. (That’s the biggest reason, by the way, why Republicans should be interested in compromising on the fiscal cliff. They gap between how Obama is regarded and how they are seen is enough to make going over the cliff a genuine political loser for them.)



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Even now they are searching for a liberal to take the blame.
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Probably some woman made them do it!!  heeeee

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I'm worried that the bad numbers will play into this scenario.

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There are two whole years until the next election.  It's the most time they'll ever have for people to forget what they've done.  They already took the heat for creating the time bomb.  They'll either get a majority of what they want or they'll blow it up.
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