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I have to ask the question given their actions.

It seems that the GOP does not respect the decisions of the American people.  The American people voted for President Obama twice.  By voting for President Obama, the American people were putting their trust in his judgment.  

Twice the GOP offered alternatives to President Obama.  And twice the American people rejected these candidates (and therefore the views of the GOP).  

However, rather than respecting the decision of the American people, the House GOP has done everything possible to stand in the way of the President.  And now they are suing him for taking a reasonable action that is well within his authority.

And if it was up to some members of the GOP, they would actually attempt overturn the will of the American people by moving to impeach the President.

Clearly with their actions they don't respect the decisions of the American people.

And the GOP is trying to gain an advantage by limiting the opportunities for people to vote by enacting voter ID requirements and limiting early voting.

And don't even get me started on Bush v. Gore.

So I have to ask given their actions, why does the GOP hate democracy so much?

I can respect the will of the American people.  And sometimes it means that I might not like the outcome.  But the best thing about our democratic system is that if you don't like the candidate who won the election, you have an opportunity to vote them out in the next election.

The GOP will have the opportunity to nominate another Presidential candidate in 2016.   And this means that they will have the opportunity to try to convince the American people to vote for that candidate rather than the nominee of the Democratic Party.

And if the GOP truly believed in democracy, this is what they would do, rather than suing the President.  

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  •  The people who own the Republicans... (6+ / 0-)

    ...are fascists, pure and simple.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 08:10:27 PM PDT

    •  That's pretty much it! (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      I've posted before that having grown up in a Republican home, I do not recognize this Republican party. It's the hate that has me perplexed. The GOP really has devolved into a fascist hate group.

      Doesn't anybody learn their History anymore?

      Scratch the surface of someone claiming that religion is needed to legitimize government, and odds are underneath you'll find a petty dictator who wants to order people around "Because God says so!"

      by rreabold on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 09:58:57 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  What does GOP stand for? (4+ / 0-)
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    night cat, JeffW, scribeboy, karma13612

    The only two things the Republicans now stand for:

    Greed and

    [hating] Other People

    North Carolina First in Teacher Flight.

    by NCJim on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 08:14:58 PM PDT

  •  The GOP hates democracy (2+ / 0-)
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    Mopshell, JG in MD

    because it puts their interests into the hands of millions of other people who can vote.  That's the crux of Libertarianism:  How DARE you pass laws that tell me what I want to do isn't good for other people!  What's best for me is all that counts.

    Watch out for states that implement computerized balloting with no audit trails.  They will turn right, maybe not by much, but by enough votes to win.  And I suspect it won't be the voting terminals that will be compromised; it will be the collecting computers, where overall control can be maintained to make vote totals look legitimate.

    That will solve the Republicans' problem with Democracy once and for all.

    "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." -- Neil DeGrasse Tyson/// "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

    by ThePhlebob on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 08:34:09 PM PDT

  •  Gop hates democracy because it hates Americans (1+ / 0-)
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    GOP will do its best to kiss-ass, suck Koch, and generally eat shit for the pleasure of serving their puppetmasters. May the batch of them burn in hell forever - starting now.

  •  Why doe the GOP hate democracy? (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, NoMoreLies

    Because democracy prevents then from winning outright victories and taking over the governing of the country.

    They no longer refer to the USA as democratic either, arguing that it is a constitutional republic and not democratic at all. By doing so, they are using language to turn people off the idea of democracy, painting it as unworkable and therefore invalid.

    Expect them to attack the 'one person, one vote' next - that is particularly vulnerable because it is nowhere in the Constitution so they can use the Supreme Court to change it.

    Please note that lamps in the Magic Lamp Emporium are on a genie time-share program so there may be a slight delay in wish fulfillment. (◕‿◕)

    by Mopshell on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 08:53:23 PM PDT

  •  Get back to me when you understand the difference (0+ / 0-)

    between "representative government' and democracy.

  •  Because they hate commoners. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    night cat

    Democracy protects us.

  •  Because they love Power too much (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    night cat


    "No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks” --Mary Shelley

    by Alhambra on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 04:26:45 AM PDT

  •  Elitists do not like their own kind. They (0+ / 0-)

    have to be better than everyone else. It's as simple as that.

    "Better at what?" you ask. Well, that's the problem. Elitists are into BEING. They don't do. They just are. Being is enough. It is all they know and need to know. Not being is a threat.

  •  Because they lose (1+ / 0-)
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    night cat

    in a fair fight.
    All the talk of a level playing field?
    That's not what they want at all. They want everything tilted their way and screw the rest of us.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 06:50:02 AM PDT

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