Sorry for the quick study, but it's time to pay attention!
#1: Bush Tax Cut Love: Republicans want to add $700 bn to the budget deficit without figuring out how to pay for it by continuing the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% (millionaires and billionaires: read "Politicians and friends thereof").
#2: They don't care about middle class (or working class, or any other class) concerns, including health care, unemployment insurance, jobs or eating.
#3: They are not in the majority even though the Beltway media encourages that belief.
#4: The filibuster is anti-democratic and will erode the ability of the government to function, except to cut themselves and their friends paychecks.