Country First? Nah….

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment

So Obama rolled out a job program last week and urged Republicans to get behind it.  There wasn't a lot to complain about relating to the jobs program. 

So Republicans should be behind it, right? Let's find out:

House Republicans may pass bits and pieces of President Barack Obama's jobs plan, but behind the scenes, some Republicans are becoming worried about giving Obama any victories — even on issues the GOP has supported in the past.

And despite public declarations about finding common ground with Obama, some Republicans are privately grumbling that their leaders are being too accommodating with the president.

"Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?" said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely. 

Can that quote be any clearer about what the GOP's aims and goals are?  They're not concerned about boosting the economy or creating jobs; they just want to undermine the president.

The correct answer to this aide's question — Americans get back to work is more important than partisan politics — never seems to enter the picture.