Source: POLITICO - Link
To them, my talk of trying to get anything done made me a sellout, a dupe of the Democrats, and a traitor. Some of them had me in their sights from day one. They saw me as much of an “enemy” as the guy in the White House. Me, a guy who had come to the top of the leadership by exposing corruption and pushing conservative ideas. Now I was a “liberal collaborator.” So that took some getting used to. What I also had not anticipated was the extent to which this new crowd hated—and I mean hated—Barack Obama.
Hatred of the government began with Reagan, and was supercharged by Gingrich. When a black man was elected it was the final straw. Every D initiative has to be blocked, even if it is a carbon copy of what R’s would do.