GOP leader: Defeating Obama is priority one First Read - First Thoughts: McConnell doubles down There you go. This is the Republicans plan for the next two years. Helping get Americans jobs? No. Keeping Americans insured. No. Ending two wars they started? No. Building American infrastructure? No. Reining in Wall Street? No. Forcing BP to clean up their mess? No. Building the US Economy? No. Helping Americans keep their homes? No. All the things Obama is for, they are against. These are the reasons the Republicans number one priority is: GOP leader: Defeating Obama is priority one Yes, it's just that simple.