I fear that members of the Republican Party will continue to obstruct President Obama's attempts to move the country forward. When Obama was elected in 2008, Republican leaders said that they wanted the new president to fail. They also said that the primary task of the party was to make Obama a one-term president. Most Republicans in congress have signed Grover Norquist's pledge to never vote for a tax increase. I think that all members of congress should put the interests of America before the interests of highly partisan private groups. I am surprised that there has not been more public outrage expressed over the unpatriotic actions of these pledge signers. I urge our Democratic senators to not cave in to Republican threats to filibuster important legislation. Force them to actually filibuster so that the American public can fully appreciate these ridiculous and obstructionist efforts to thwart the president.