"You will remember this day. You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown."
-- Newt Gingrich, Jan. 20, 2009
Gingrich was off by two years, but I don't think many republicans will complain.
In the video below, Thom Hartmann said Dems were duped and points to the Caucus Room Conspiracy as the genesis of the strategy leading up to the GOP's success on Election Tuesday.
You might recall the Caucus Room Conspiracy was a meeting held by at least 12 congressional republicans and several party operatives on the eve of Barack Obama's first inauguration. During this meeting, they vowed to relentlessly filibuster, sabotage or obstruct every piece of legislation proposed by the new president including many things republicans used to support, in an effort to win back the White House. Their plan relied on making congress appear to the American public as hopelessly gridlocked by the democratic-majority senate while preventing Obama from achieving any legislative success. It looks like their dirty plan worked.
The Caucus Room Conspiracy was first exposed in the prologue of Robert Draper’s book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives. To this day, none of the participants have disputed Draper's account of the meeting.
Hartmann said congressional democrats, for the past five years, should have highlighted and called out participants in the caucus room conspiracy every time they obstructed. Democrats he said, should have made the "caucus room conspiracy" a household phrase.
I'd say it's never too late to call out Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan, Jeb Hensarling, Bob Corker, Tom Coburn or Pete Sessions about this treasonous scandal and reference it in every blog posting, letter or social media comment when their names pop up in the news. Why not?
RNR - Did Paul Ryan and Cabal Conspire To Take Down The Obama Presidency?
Democurmudgeon - Will the Democratic Party stand for something? Please?