"So, what's the Republican reaction to the latest GDP numbers, for example?"
"Nothing. Note, I don't mean "nothing" in a colloquial sense, as if they issued press releases that struck me as vapid and meaningless. Rather, I mean "nothing" in a literal sense. I went to the homepages for John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, the RNC, the NRSC, the NRCC, and the RGA. Collectively, they didn't publish a single word about the striking economic growth."
They said nothing because they are hateful people filled with bloody-minded pride. They said nothing because good news for this country is bad news for them.