Illinois' Lessons for the Republican Party

By John Kass, Chicago Tribune - January 27, 2013

With President Barack Obama embarking on his second term, the Republicans have proceeded through their stages of grief:

•Denial. (He's just a wacky socialist.)

•Anger. (He was born in Kenya.)

•Bargaining. (Not all rich guys who sell arms to the Pentagon are evil.)

•Depression. (It's all Ron Paul's fault.)

And now, with Obama poised to stuff the Republicans in a burlap sack and drop them into the Potomac, we're at the well-known fifth stage of GOP grief:

•Acceptance. Finally.

"So we're expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this (Obama) administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party," said House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accurately predicting the future. 

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