Here's a shocker, if it were the case that "shock" meant "duh:"
WASHINGTON D.C. -- 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."[...]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.
Read the whole revelatory article. It's the R game plan, doubly: first, do everything possible to make Obama's programs to fail; and, then, blame Obama for the failure (to the extent that they failed) of his programs. It's the twenty-first century version of that old definition of chutzpah: kill your parents, then plead for mercy on the grounds of being an orphan.