Despite losing Election 2012 – both in the presidential vote (by five million) and the overall tally for Congress (by one million) – the Republicans are determined to use their gerrymandered House “majority” and their filibuster-happy Senate minority to slash programs that are viewed as giving “stuff” (in Mitt Romney’s word) to poorer Americans and especially minorities.
No good deed goes unpunished. Rescue the economy from a second Great Depression? Impeach. Pass affordable healthcare? Impeach. Oust Qaddafi? Impeach. Kill Bin Laden? Impeach.
It’s kind of a waste of time but perhaps we must address a recurring rejoinder from some of the Republican Right’s benighted adherents who make a big deal about the fact that the Republican Party pioneered many important civil rights laws in the century following the Civil War.