International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Obama, the Obstructionist 112th U.S. Congress and Tea Party Adamantine: A Political Spectacle
Mary L. Rucker, Theresa I. Myadze

The authors present a brief summary on U.S. democracy and two main functions of ideology—representation of sectional interests and ideological hegemony—to analyze the current U.S. political spectacle between President Barack Obama and the obstructionist 112thCongressional Republicans (GOP). When the 112th Congress gained power during the 2010 elections, the Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell declared it was his main task to make Obama a one-term president. Although this analysis shows that America has had 21 months of private sector-growth in jobs, the GOP keeps a negative job narrative against Obama alive, giving the American people the impression that Obama’s policies are a failure

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