November 7th, 2010
03:18 PM ET
12 years ago

Republicans signal a hard-line stance after election success

Washington (CNN) - A post-mortem Sunday of the mid-term elections provided little evidence that Democrats and Republicans will work together to address major issues such as deficit reduction any better than they have in recent years.

Republicans interviewed on talk shows promised congressional investigations, an all-out effort to repeal health care reform, and steadfast opposition to any form of higher taxes.


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  1. kate

    why do they try so hard to make me hate them?

    November 7, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. the real ib

    Good that's why they were elected and Obama and Pelosi and the other far left people still haven't figured that out yet. Keep Pelosi in as a leader and the democrats will be beaten even worse in 2012 because me and other independents have had it with the far left agenda and we don't want a far right agenda either. Try in the middle for a "change".

    November 7, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. jumpstart

    So do you have anything new? The Party of "NO" has been pulling hard lines for the last 20 months. Hopefully, the American people will have a chance to compare now. The Party of "NO" means NO and they intend to ruin President Obama; thus ruining America. Get it Party of "NO". You get to go down in flames too. What you don't seem understand is President Obama has been operating in a try to "Fix" what he was given mode Not his Agenda. There is a difference.

    November 7, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. vic nashville tn

    Repeal health care and no compromise on Bush tax cut GOP wants it best of luck

    Do the math 70% of eligible voters didn’t support GOP in midterm (42% turn out in that GOP got nearly 55%)

    If GOP show stubborn on repeal health care and Bush tax cut with out focusing create jobs 2012 voters will support Democrats

    November 7, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. anthony

    "GOP legislators offered a hard-line agenda that left little room for middle-ground compromise.... Republican Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, who is expected to become the new House majority leader in January, questioned on "Fox News Sunday" whether there was any benefit to compromising with President Barack Obama...."

    Republicans refuse to compromise. So what else is new. As Humphrey Bogart's character said in "Casablanca": "I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" Republicans refused to compromise for the last two years, and the election changes nothing. Republicans now threaten to shut down the government. They suggest that they will refuse to raise the debt ceiling. OK, fine. President Obama should call their bluff. NO TAX CUTS. NO EXTENSION OF BUSH TAX CUTS FOR ANYONE. We can't afford tax cuts because they will get us to the debt ceiling sooner.

    November 7, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. Elizabeth

    LOL..........and those middle class voters that voted for the repubs actually thought that the repubs would work for them. What's the first thing on their agenda? It's not jobs, but tax cuts for the rich and making sure their big insurance buddies continue to make record profits at our expense. Hmmm, i wonder how it feels to be used and to vote against your own interest.

    November 7, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  7. Indy

    Republicans used fear and lies to get elected and all while doing diddley squat for their country. Their agenda is the same as it has been for the past ten years, destroy the middle class and let corporations run the country. There will be nothing new from Republicans and they have already laid out the facts that their sole purpose is to repeal and reject everything good for the country. It is still party first, country last.

    November 7, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    The Democrats have proven that they are irresponsible to the nation and only worry about their political party and it's special interests. America is in no shape to dedicate our economic well-being to this brand of greed. America is in no shape to expand the federal government and allow politicians even more power over our lives.

    Republicans have a mandate coming into 2011. They need to focus on results for the American people and begin fixing the poor economic and political policies of the previous congress. Republicans know how to get Americans back to work, and not just for the Federal government. We need to give private industry a fighting chance at success in order for our economy to recover.

    November 7, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. GOPTEA Party now what?

    The GOP is trying to keep the focus off the rift by the Tea Party. So, it's better to pick a fight with Pres. Obama to throw the media off. The GOP know has responsibilities, while the Democrats was in control of congress the public never feared a government shut down. The GOP is over playing their hand.

    November 7, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |