I can see no reason to reward obstructionism.
After the mid-term elections in November 2010, the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is reported to have said, “Well that is true, [making Obama a one-term President is] my single most important political goal along with every active Republican in the country.”
And the Republicans in the U.S. Senate set a record with over 100 filibusters in this session of Congress, the purpose being to stop any legislation, no matter how much it would help the country, that would make President Obama look good.
Now with the Freak Show, I mean Republican National Convention, in Tampa, Florida concluded, first, with the Vice President nominee, Paul Ryan, getting all confused about who closed the GM plant in Janesville, WI (Bush 2008), whose budget was going to cut $716 billion from Medicare (his own budget proposal) and his blaming President Obama for a deficit mostly created by programs Ryan voted for while Bush was president and, second, with aging actor Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair when he should have been talking to the empty suit (Romney).
For eight years the country went downhill and when we finally get a moderate-for-all-the-people president in the form of President Barack Obama, all the Republicans can offer is obstructionism.
We can do better than that by returning President Obama to the White House for Four. More. Years.