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    Amber6541, glorificus

    Remember, this is an opposition that finds hysterical OUTRAGE every single day at the Obama administration's abuses. This is an opposition the feels they are the victims of totalitarian-level executive overreach. The right's narrative is that Republicans are powerless to stop Obama beyond heroic stalling and rear-guard action, which necessitates his defeat for re-election, not that Obama is powerless to do anything without their say-so.

    Also, because Boehner never really forced significant cuts from the budget or any significant deregulation, it undermines their counterfactual narrative that government borrowing and uncertainty has been causing a drag on the economy. We never stopped borrowing and the Republicans have created constant uncertainty.

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