Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) warned Republicans that they are repeating history if they try to make President Joe Biden a one-term president by obstructing him like they obstructed former President Barack Obama.
Earlier this week, Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared that Republicans are going to obstruct Biden’s policies “100 percent” even though a majority of Americans support the sensible and desperately needed legislative proposals that include infrastructure, childcare, raising the minimum wage, clean energy, and securing voting rights.
His statement harkens back to 2009 when McConnell vowed to make Obama a one-term president and proceeded to wage an unprecedented campaign of obstruction.
The thing is, it didn’t work. Obama would go on to comfortably win a second term in office in 2012, proving that such campaigns of obstruction are deeply unpopular and end up backfiring. On Sunday, Clyburn reminded Republicans of that humiliating defeat and slammed McConnell.
“I think the Republicans are going to remember that it was Mitch McConnell who told them that his number one priority was to make sure that Barack Obama was a one-term president,” Clyburn said. “Last time I checked, he was a miserable failure in 2012 and Barack Obama was a two-term president and a very successful one at that. I think they are going to get the same thing here. Mitch McConnell has some personal animus towards Democrats that ought not to be. We are one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all — let’s operate like that. This Republican Party is losing its way on all fronts, and Mitch McConnell is contributing to that in a big way.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Again, Biden’s policy proposals are popular, even among Republican voters. Republicans are already losing moderate and independent voters. Standing in the way of popular legislation that would help the American people, especially during a time of crisis, won’t help their party one bit when the 2022 and 2024 elections roll around. They could end up being so hated that they suffer big losses. Biden’s approval rating is 52 percent, much higher than disgraced former President Donald Trump’s poll numbers ever were, and yet Republicans apparently plan to make Trump their nominee again. Clearly, Republicans never learn from their losses. They just double down and lose again.
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