In 2008, Republicans vowed to make President Obama a one-term President, before he was even sworn into office. They deliberately obstructed every effort he made to improve the economy and promote job growth, then blamed him for it. Their actions hurt the people of this country, not the President.
The people re-elected President Obama in 2012, showing Republicans that they cannot buy or dictate who the people vote for, or want in the White House. Their vote also sent a strong message of their disgust with the Republican agenda, to cut or eliminate Social Security and Medicare benefits, that the people paid for out of every paycheck throughout their work history, in addition to other areas that target the poor and middle class, while protecting the wealthy with tax credits and loopholes.
After the 2012 election, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said: "The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the Presidentís first term, they have simply given him more time to finish the job they asked him to do together with a Congress that restored balance to Washington. Now itís time for the President to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a closely-divided Senate, step up to the plate on the challenges of the moment, and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office."
We have a message for Senator McConnell and the rest of the GOP: Republicans have not restored balance in our government. President Obama clearly demonstrated his willingness to work in a bi-partisan manner with Governor Chris Christie, after Hurricane Sandy. YOU are the problem, and YOU and the GOP must work in a bi-partisan manner, "step up to the plate", and work with the President in a reasonable manner to improve the economy and job growth, without hurting the poor, the middle class, and Senior Citizens.
I am signing this petition to inform my elected officials that any actions of obstructionism, and/or filibusters, by the Republican party will no longer be tolerated, under ANY circumstances. If they continue to act with a "my way or the highway" agenda, I will vote against every Republican on the ballot in 2014, and all future elections, until they are permanently removed from office. The people have had enough of their pandering to the wealthy, at the expense of the country and everyone else!