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Just in Case You Were Wondering if the GOP Planned to Screw Obama from the Beginning
As President Barack Obama was celebrating his
inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists
were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner
in Washington, D.C.
The event — which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the
post-election climate soured — serves as the prologue of Robert Draper’s
much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, “Do Not Ask What Good We
Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.”
According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over
15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin
McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb
Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.),
along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom
Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.).
Non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from
his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican
wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) — who, Draper
writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.
For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment),
the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political
power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform.
“If you act like you’re the minority, you’re going to stay in the
minority,” Draper quotes McCarthy as saying. “We’ve gotta challenge them
on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.”
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