Republicans are not hiding it any longer. From Rush to Malkin to Tom DeLay to the rank and file Republicans are united in wanting the President, and hence the country, to fail. But there is more to it.
They are not just going to sit on the sidelines and root for the three D's - defeat, depression, despair - they are going to actively seek it. Republicans are calling for party purging of anyone who is not a blind disciple of Rush Limbaugh. Like modern Luddites they are desperate to sabotage any effort to stimulate the economy. Republicans only hope for a return to power in their lifetimes is to burn the Reichstag and blame it on liberals.
Connect the dots from hoping for failure to actively seeking failure.