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The Gop in the Age of Obama

The Gop in the Age of Obama Forecasting the Midter Ms By g ary g erstle The GOP in Th e AGe Of Ob Am A Will the Tea Party and Republican Establishment Unite or Fight? A dispirited lot of Republican senators gathered at the Library of Congress in early January 2009 to size up their situation as a confident and purposive President-elect Barack Obama prepared to assume office. These Republicans had reason to be in a dark mood, having seen their party suffer, in November 2008, one of its worst electoral defeats in modern America n history. Obama had won a larger percentage of the The Republicans seemingly had little popular vote (almost 53 percent) than any going for them. Their president and party Democratic candidate for the presidency in had presided over one of the worst financial more than fifty years. The Democrats had crashes in American history. Even before the gained twenty-one seats in the House to give crash, George W. Bush had become a reviled them a sizable majority (257 to 178), and their figure as Americans began to view W.’s war fifty-seven seats in the Senate had put them of choice in Iraq as a form of adventurism within reach of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

The Gop in the Age of Obama

New Labor Forum , Volume 19 (3): 9 – Oct 1, 2010

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SAGE
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© 2010 Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
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1095-7960
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1557-2978
DOI
10.4179/NLF.193.0000005
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Forecasting the Midter Ms By g ary g erstle The GOP in Th e AGe Of Ob Am A Will the Tea Party and Republican Establishment Unite or Fight? A dispirited lot of Republican senators gathered at the Library of Congress in early January 2009 to size up their situation as a confident and purposive President-elect Barack Obama prepared to assume office. These Republicans had reason to be in a dark mood, having seen their party suffer, in November 2008, one of its worst electoral defeats in modern America n history. Obama had won a larger percentage of the The Republicans seemingly had little popular vote (almost 53 percent) than any going for them. Their president and party Democratic candidate for the presidency in had presided over one of the worst financial more than fifty years. The Democrats had crashes in American history. Even before the gained twenty-one seats in the House to give crash, George W. Bush had become a reviled them a sizable majority (257 to 178), and their figure as Americans began to view W.’s war fifty-seven seats in the Senate had put them of choice in Iraq as a form of adventurism within reach of

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New Labor ForumSAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2010

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