Cassi: Creek: This is the gut level reason for all the obstructionism since the 2008 election. The GOP and its base are horrified at the election of an African-American POTUS. They have tried everything imaginable to unseat him and reverse the results of two elections that they could not steal.
They have allowed racism and other factors to bring the most rabid factions, the teavangelists in their various forms, to a point which allows the threat of billionaire funded primary contests to destabilize the GOP. The teavangelists are willing to bring down the global economy before accepting the reality that most of the nation’s voters disagree with their position.
In other thoughts, Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter died this week. His death leaves John Glenn as the only surving Project Mercuty astronaut. Carpenter flew in Aurora 7. Godspeed, Scott Carpenter.