The difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals hope for the best and work to achieve it while conservatives hope for disasters so they can say "I told you so."
When Bush the Younger took office eight years ago I was upset at what I considered Grand Theft Presidency and bore him nothing but ill will. I wanted Congress to block the worst of his excesses but I never wanted to nation to suffer through the horrors that a failed presidency brings. I did not want the Iraq War and fought against it because I knew it would fail and the nation would suffer for its failure. I did not want deregulation of the banking and investing industries because I knew the excess that followed would injure us all. I did not sit back watching Hurricane Katrina with the giddy hope that Bush would fail to respond well and one of the nation's great cities would be destroyed. But, that's me.
Republicans are a different breed. If they can't rule the country they want disaster to follow. Rush Limbaugh and this most popular RedState poster want failure. They fear a successful liberal more than they fear recession, depression, pestilence, and war. They would prefer the United States brought to its knees and lower than to see a liberal Democrat be successful. They are not considering working through the political system to achieve their vision of success. No, they want utter failure and the worse the better.