Conservative hostility to this agreement is nothing new. GOP hardliners denounced Nixon and Reagan’s diplomatic achievements too.
Wisconsin Republican congressman and former GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan tries to explain away some recent remarks in which he attributed persistent poverty to a “culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working.”
Conservatives are operating on the assumption that Obamacare is an irredeemable disaster that they can ride all the way to 2016; but the facts on the ground are getting better by the day, and Obamacare will turn into a Benghazi-type affair where Republicans are screaming about a scandal nobody else cares about.
Utah Attorney General John Swallow announced Thursday he will resign effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, saying ongoing investigations against him have taken a toll on him, his family and his office.
This recent display of bomb-throwing obstructionism by Republicans in Congress evokes another painful, historically embarrassing chapter in the Republican Party — that of Senator Joseph McCarthy.