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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:49 PM Mar 2017

If You Think WE Miss Obama ... [View all]

… imagine how the GOP feels right now. I am sure that to a man/woman, there isn’t a Republican in office who doesn’t long for the halcyon days when their only job was doing what they do best – whining, complaining, and obstructing.

It was an easy-breezy time, when they could spend their days just shooting down every Democratic idea that came along, and no one expected them to actually come up with any ideas of their own. Their hours were filled with simple tasks; like debating who could use which toilet, or how to prove that a fetus is a viable human being at least a decade before it’s conceived.

There was no white-knuckling through every presidential meeting with a foreign leader, hoping against hope that we still had at least a few allies left at the end of the day. There was no waking up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, watching out the window for a mushroom cloud because a 3 a.m. “tweet” just triggered World War III.

Surely they long for the Camelot-like era when they didn’t have to shut down their office phones, email and fax machine to avoid the deluge of furious constituents, or couldn’t attend townhalls out of fear for their personal safety.

It was a simpler time – a time free of red-faced humiliation as a reporter asked for a comment about the Bowling Green Massacre, or questioned whether you thought your microwave was spying on you every time you heated-up a slice of leftover pizza.

Oh, for the return of that glorious time when the biggest scandal their party had to face was an elected representative being caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy, instead of a pResident who is potentially vulnerable to blackmail because he was caught pissing on Russian prostitutes – their gender and state of being dead-or-alive still unknown, and open to conjecture.

I’ve no doubt there isn’t a Republican in office who doesn’t harken back to those idyllic days when threatening to shut down abortion clinics and withholding food-stamps from hungry kids were the most pressing thing on their agenda – and no one expected them to actually accomplish anything because as far as their base is concerned, it’s really just the thought that counts.

Ah, yes, those were the days, my friend – the days when the mention of “Russian ties” meant cheap neckwear manufactured in Moscow, when the word “treason” never came up unless one was referring to Benedict Arnold, when Republicans could turn on CNN and not run to the bathroom and hurl after seeing the “Late Breaking News” chryron displayed at the bottom of the screen.

So if you think we miss Obama being POTUS, imagine what it’s like for the GOP. Their only job for eight years was to do the only thing they know how to do: whinge incessantly about a man whose every statement was measured and intelligent, whose every action drew the respect of the global community, whose every policy advanced the betterment of his fellow citizens, and whose entire tenure in office was scandal-free.

Compare that to having to support/defend an incompetent, lying, pussy-grabbing pResident who spends his days Tweeting inane bullshit while the evidence of his treason piles up on an hourly basis – and tell me there isn’t an elected Republican who doesn’t fantasize about the good ol’ days when Michelle wearing a sleeveless dress was THE rant-worthy topic of a 24-hour news cycle.

While WE Democrats may miss Obama, I assure you that no one misses him more than the Republicans who spent eight angst-free years, free of the responsibilities of doing anything more than whinging about him – and now find themselves not only expected to actually DO something, but are expected to actually support The Idiot who is destroying their own party.

Be careful what you wish for, Republicans – because as things have turned out, what you wished for is about to be your ultimate undoing. And without Obama to rail against, there is no one to blame but yourselves.

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If You Think WE Miss Obama ... [View all] NanceGreggs Mar 2017 OP
First rec Nance. K&R n/t rzemanfl Mar 2017 #1
2nd rec and kick! angstlessk Mar 2017 #2
Another outstanding, well-written OP by NanceGreggs!! skylucy Mar 2017 #3
Number 1, you had me laughing my ass off at the dead girl and live boy comment. Doreen Mar 2017 #4
Thanks for making me laugh Phoenix61 Mar 2017 #5
They STILL rail against Obama every day ("a bad/sick guy") Boomerproud Mar 2017 #6
Yeah. You can seen them trying to recapture their summer of fun by pushing the Obama wiretapping. Kablooie Mar 2017 #7
Brava! Rec'd! nt babylonsister Mar 2017 #8
Now that's a post! Solomon Mar 2017 #9
THIS sums it up beautifully ailsagirl Mar 2017 #10
I LOVE this and will share with my family! ALBliberal Mar 2017 #11
Oh, the burdens of governing mcar Mar 2017 #12
K&R! gademocrat7 Mar 2017 #13
Thanks Nance sheshe2 Mar 2017 #14
K&R 2naSalit Mar 2017 #15
Beautiful! Kath2 Mar 2017 #16
yep.. time for them to put their money where the their mouths are nini Mar 2017 #17
Interesting perspective presented brilliantly! slumcamper Mar 2017 #18
No shit! The GOP spent eight years alluding they could govern so much better... Raster Mar 2017 #19
Great post. dalton99a Mar 2017 #20
This is what happens Bob Loblaw Mar 2017 #21
Outstanding, as usual.......... MyOwnPeace Mar 2017 #22
Proof that it is much easier to tear something down than it should s to build something world wide wally Mar 2017 #23
Nice post. The only thing I disagree with is your statement about cheap PatrickforO Mar 2017 #24
And when they got bored with all of that, they would just vote to repeal Ilsa Mar 2017 #25
Well said as always. tenorly Mar 2017 #26
Very powerful post Nance Gothmog Mar 2017 #27
Another Thing of Beauty, Nance! calimary Mar 2017 #28
doing what they do best whining, complaining, The Wizard Mar 2017 #29
No kidding.. All they had to do when Obama was Prez was Cha Mar 2017 #30
Well said.. outstanding prose!! futureliveshere Mar 2017 #31
They're angry now because they actually have to go to the office and WORK! George II Mar 2017 #32
Perfect summation. Perfect sarge43 Mar 2017 #33
It's easy to be against things IronLionZion Mar 2017 #34
Well stated Nance. Thanks still_one Mar 2017 #35
So correct. And Trump has no problem with continuing to put the blame on President Obama. C Moon Mar 2017 #36
Russian ties... 0rganism Mar 2017 #37
perfection, as always!! niyad Mar 2017 #38
That was really good! nt Mars and Minerva Mar 2017 #39
That is a post of beauty! (n/t) Useless in FL Mar 2017 #40
Thank you, Maestro bucolic_frolic Mar 2017 #41
Great post k&r n/t lordsummerisle Mar 2017 #42
I like to think that at least SOME minds were changed today FakeNoose Mar 2017 #43
I remember Obama saying liquid diamond Mar 2017 #44
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