"Do Not Ask What Good We Do" -- stranger than fiction
The Kansas City Star
“This must be a fiction.” That’s my first reaction after reading “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives” by Robert Draper.
— That these people met on the evening of the 2009 inauguration day plotting to collectively obstruct and handicap the new president,
—That they were motivated by a feeling that is nothing less than a deep hatred for the nation’s first black president on his first day of the white house
—That the “respectful” senior GOP members planned to block every move of the president over next four years so that there would not be a second term for this president
—That they trashed the interests of the nation for their hidden agenda
—That these gentleman looking guys —Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, Dan Lungren, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan and Pete Sessions, Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, Jim DeMint, John Ensign and Jon Kyl, Newt Gingrich, Frank Luntz — engaged in something similar to a conspiracy…
Party above country? More morbid than that. Now we have the answer to the dramatic showdowns or deadlocks or near standstills that have accompanied this president since that secret gathering.
Somebody must be a good story teller or I must be a true kool-Aid drinker to believe all these. Stranger than fiction indeed.