Instead, you chose to pull the rug out from under them and kiss up to Harry Reid and ObaMao.
Your chance for leadership permanently died then. Even John Boehner proved himself to be more of a leader than you. And that's a pretty low bar to clear.
“Even John Boehner proved himself to be more of a leader than you.”
Can’t agree with that. Boehner committed the ultimate act of betrayal when he put the “clean” senate bill to a vote and reopened the government.
I’m no fan of McConnell but he is only the minority leader in the senate and has about as much power as the queen of england. His voting record is very conservative though.
But [McConnell said] "a lot of Democrats would have to start to defect [on Obamacare], in a big way, to force onto a reluctant president massive changes." And "I wouldn't hold my breath on that. I think what [Democrats] will do is sort of pick around the edges and try to put some distance between themselves and the implementation."
Is Mr. MConnell going to them and saying, "Guys, it would be very helpful to the country if you would begin to defect"?
No. "I'm waiting for them to come to us, because that's when you know you'll have real leverage."
In other words, McConnell plans on doing nothing but fantasizing that somehow his leadership work will all be done for him, magically.