Republican obstruction

Republicans hope the entire history of their assault on President Obama will be conveniently discarded.
We will have to work through a rather agonizing emotional defeat, as well as defending policy and ideology. It stinks. It really does; but apparently hitting rock bottom was our destiny, because, as the map in the mall says, "You Are Here" and, it appears, we are plummeting.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) argued that all Republicans have done for the last eight years is disrespect and obstruct the first black president, and that why they now have Donald Trump as their "Frankenstein's monster" of a nominee.
There is one refrain we've heard ad nauseam from Senator Mitch McConnell and other Republican Senators, "The people should decide." I have bad news for these Senators.
Sen. Dick Durbin says Republicans are trampling Merrick Garland's nomination because they don't like the president.
These are but the most recent of a whole string of unprecedented political developments in our times. None of them positive. The list of these developments reads like a political history of our times.
It has been an especially good time over the past month watching President Obama give the congressional Republicans exactly what they asked for when they decided to oppose everything he did. But it's time to complete the trifecta: raise overtime pay for American workers.
In addition to the quantity of judicial confirmations, Hatch and Gray persist in their bizarre view that it was improper for President Obama to fill longstanding vacancies on the D.C. Circuit, and they complain that rules reform has led to "controversial judges."
At Republican campaign committee headquarters, Champagne bottles surely were popped in celebration. The Republican strategy of obstructing any measure that would put people back to work is succeeding.
This story has been updated to include a comment from Sen. McConnell's office. So what's happened since then? Two things