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The true state of the Republican party

The most significant revelation of this week's State of the Union address was that as much as the Republicans hate Obama, they hate each other even more

By Diane Roberts  

Will Obama go down in history as "President Doolittle?"

Obama has pledged to go it alone ©PA Images

Presidents traditionally decamp from Washington as soon as the last claps die away, leaving the punditry to grade their latest State of the Union speech. Was it passionate? Eloquent? Confrontational? Substantive? Which designer was the First Lady wearing? This time the verdict is that Barack Obama significantly watered down the ambitious plans of last year, when he demanded comprehensive immigration reform, gun control, reigning in Wall Street and getting aggressive with climate change. The president knows that congressional Republicans are unlikely to…

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