Thursday, August 21, 2014

Another Mitch McConnell Lie?

After saying that a government shutdown to thwart the implementation of the radical Obama-agenda is "off the table," Mitch McConnell is now implying that the GOP might be willing to do it IF the people give them a majority in the Senate this November. Where have we heard that one before? Hey Mitch, here's an idea, stop the radical Obama agenda first and THEN maybe people will give you a majority in November.

The problem with such a statement, coming from the GOP leadership, is that the the GOP majority House already has the power to do what McConnell is saying they WILL do IF the American people give them the majority; and moreover, the Senate Republicans, through the filibuster, already have that power; so why promise that they'll do something that they're already capable of doing now in exchange for a majority in the Senate months down the road?

The sad and unfortunate answer is that our self-proclaimed Republican leaders are playing the "how-can-we-fool-them-today game," and what is perhaps even more unfortunate is that far too many people will fall for it.

(Politico) HENDERSON, Ky. — Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.

In an extensive interview here, the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the Senate if Republicans gain control of the chamber. The emerging strategy: Attach riders to spending bills that would limit Obama policies on everything from the environment to health care, consider using an arcane budget tactic to circumvent Democratic filibusters and force the president to “move to the center” if he wants to get any new legislation through Congress.

In short, it’s a recipe for a confrontational end to the Obama presidency.

"We’re going to pass spending bills, and they’re going to have a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy," McConnell said in an interview aboard his campaign bus traveling through Western Kentucky coal country. "That’s something he won’t like, but that will be done. I guarantee it."

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1 comment:

  1. If it came from Turtle McConnell's mouth, it is a lie.
    The old fart does not know how to tell the truth.


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