Then, whining that they held only "One half of one third of the government", they wimped out and folded every time Obama stood up to them; though they held the power of the purse.
In 2014, the Republicans took the Senate. But, mewling that they did not have a filibuster-proof majority, they abjectly surrendered the treaty ratification powers and the power of impeachment.
We suppose these idiots were depending on any a conservative Supreme Court majority to hold the line. But last week, Mr. Justice Antonin Scalia - the conservative lion of the highest court of the land - kicked the Eternal Bucket. Of course, Mr. Obama and his ilk began starting up with all kinds of crap about how the Constitution "requires" Obama to name a successor and "requires" the Senate to "consent" to the nomination. What utter crap, especially considering the way Obama tried to block the nomination of Justice Alito back when he was just a mostly-absent junior Senator from Illinois.
Well, for once the Senate seems to have found its power. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that any appointee Obama may tender will not make it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It's a good thing, seeing as how Obama will use the occasion - if he is allowed - to cement his agenda permanently into American life and society.
Okay,Republicansu. Time to hold the line. Can you? Will you? If you don't, then don't ask why Donald Trump is President on January 20 2017.
Just look in the mirror.