Months after the fact, Republicans are said to be reeling still from the setbacks of November 6, not to mention the hurtful campaign speech delivered by our president in place of a second inaugural address. They clearly do need to display some thicker skin. Or let things wash over them, the way that stalwart Democrat Chuck Schumer did after the brazen Beyoncé made a fool of him by lip-synching our national anthem at the inauguration. The fact of the matter is, as pols are wont to say when facts aren’t on their side—but in this case, they are facts Republicans should face squarely—our president campaigned dirty and now he intends to rule dirty. Or dirtier, actually. If they don’t know this by now, they may never know. “There isn’t any resistance to Obama anywhere,” Rush Limbaugh said last month, “and it’s going to get even worse from this point.”
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Dr. George Washington Plunkitt, our prize-winning political analyst, has recently retired from a staff position with the House Ethics Committee and is working on volume one of his memoirs, tentatively titled Screams From My Father. But he has graciously consented to once again advise American statesmen in these times of trouble.