White House spokesperson Jay Carney has denied that President Barack Obama has any plans to attempt to annihilate the Republican Party.
Carney's rebuttal comes two days after House Speaker (and wanted instigator) John Boehner charged that doing away with the G.O.P. would be one of his top priorities for his second term.
"Given what we heard yesterday about the President's vision for his second term," said Boehner, "it's pretty clear to me that he knows he can't do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans. So we're expecting over the next twenty-two months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. And let me tell you, I do believe that is their goal -- to just shove us into the dustbin of history."
"I know it’s not his goal," Carney responded. "His goal is to work together with Congress, with members of both parties to achieve progress on behalf of the American people."
Boehner, like many Republicans, appears to have been operating under the assumption that, since the Republicans made no secret of the fact that terminating Obama's presidency was their #1 priority, that must mean the #1 priority of the Democrats is to defeat the Republicans.
"Even though we have profound differences, and differences that we will not resolve necessarily in the next year—or two, or three, or four—it is imperative that we come together and act on behalf of the American people," said Carney.