Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell: No, Barack Obama is Not The Comeback Kid
Posted on 12/19/2010 3:07:51 PM PST by RobinMasters
McConnell on CNN State of the Union is asked by Crowley about Charles Krauthammer saying 'If Obama wins reelection, his comeback point will be the Great Tax Cut Deal of 2010' McConnel responds: "I think Charles Krauthammer is very smart but on this he's totally wrong"
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Why are Republicans in Congress so reticent. Mitch had a soft ball to knock over the fence, but he meekly disagrees with Kraut...Geesh
He could at least say Obama should quit accusing us of holding the middle class hostage
Kraut’s just another faux conservative.
I have to agree with Mitch and disagree with Chuck on this one. Clearly, Barry has kinda, sorta decided that maybe he wants more than a one-shot, leftist-kamikaze presidency. I’m sure that Our Bill reassured him in their historic one-on-one meeting that ended with that bizarre, impromptu presser wherein Clinton got to reassume the presidency for a half-hour.
Like Bill before him, Obama can kick his hard-core leftist constituencies in the teeth and gonads to his heart’s content and they will always come crawling back to lick his Bruno Maglis. What the hell are they going to do if they’re pissed off with him anyway, vote Republican? Give their money to SarahPac?
However, giving a few inches on a tax bill does not a realignment make. DADT repeal notwithstanding, the alleviation of our economic distress will require more than one ideological concession on his part. Beggaring us all is integral to his strategy of leftist supremacy, if he abandons that he might as well wash himself with Dr. Doolittle’s magic rinse and make himself white into the bargain. He has apparently convinced himself that he can ostentatiously toss us proles a few crumbs and we will happily accept our misery. It won’t work but maybe the RINOS will fool themselves into thinking they won’t have to exert themselves by taking any more principled stands.
I’m left that much more impatient for the January turnover. We desperately need Republicans holding the reins who have not been conditioned into a continual defensive cringe, ever fearing the NYT’s calling them mean old doody-heads.
The best analogy I can think of is that he is like a quarterback who has no input on play calling, that most calls are coming in from the sidelines as it were.
I often wonder if he would resign if he could save face.
There is no doubt in my mind that he will not seek a second term.
Wow. That was exciting.
Who’s pumped?? Show of hands.
Oh, and the above is sarcasm....
Krauthammer; the former Carter/Mondale speech writer falls off the reality wagon again. After suffering the most humiliating mid-term defeat in 70 years, Obama fails to pass the largest tax increase in history, and then fails to pass another of his disastrous trillion dollar “stimulus” bills. His only win is gays in the military. Comeback kid? HaHa!! Obama is the Brokeback Kid.
I don’t know. He just made the GOP look like fools with the tax bill.
Although I like Charles personally, one should remember from where he started.
Can you say dead cat bounce?
I think Krauthammer is slightly to the right of center. His real problem is that he plays defense all the time. You gotta attack and go for the throat.
“I don’t think Obama is really running the show at this point. I’m getting the feeling that Pelosi, Reid, and Clinton are actually calling the shots at this point.”
Agreed. It might even be some Republicans. Certainly it is not conservatives.
McConnell is right that Obama isn’t the comeback kid now, but given enough time McConnell will reverse that. You only have to look at the “tax cut compromise” to see that the Repubs are hard at work on the process. McConnell will make sure the Repubs snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Passing bills w/a super majority is hardly a comeback. Not passing bills is news.
At election time, his only qualification was that he “fit the suit” for liberal voters. More astute politicians calculated (and correctly so IMO) that he would be easily controlled. At best, any attempts to assert himself within the party have been quashed. He is a mere figurehead, a puppet.
76% Republican ideas? 12% Democrat ideas? So, Mitch, if a steak sandwich has 12% sewage, will you still eat it? That’s what your compromise does, forces Americans to eat an excrement sandwich.
Democrat economic policies are aways wrong. You should not have settled and used this opportunity to point that out, and get a clean bill for permanent low tax rates.
Please resign your leadership and support a conservative to take your place, Mitch.