Skip to comments.Get Ready for One-Party Rule If GOP Wins the Senate (reaction to Mitch McConnell floor speech)
Posted on 01/16/2014 9:31:42 AM PST by NormsRevenge
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered an extraordinary floor speech last week in which he essentially auditioned for the job of Majority Leader the one currently held by Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada.
For 40 minutes, the Kentucky Republican who is up for reelection this year railed against Reid and the Democratic majority for a take-it-or-leave it brand of governance akin to a permanent sort of shirts-against-skins contest.
McConnell outlined three main reforms the Republicans would adopt if they were to win control of the Senate in November: allowing a more robust committee process, permitting more amendments on the floor and forcing members to work a longer week in Washington.
Im not here to claim that we are without fault, McConnell declared during the speech. But I am certain of one thing Im absolutely certain of one thing that the Senate can be better than it is.
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A great many of us believe the same, Mitch, and can only imagine how much better it would have been without you pretending to be a leader before.. or even being there in the first place.
Enjoy your primary stops, Mitch.
You got some 'splainin' to do.
I’d rather see Mike Lee OR Ted Cruz OR Rand Paul as Majority Leader of the Senate. Actually I’d rather see Ted Cruz President of the United States so Lee or Paul for Majority Leader but 2 years as Majority Leader might be good for Cruz too.
I’ll give the little rodent 23 Billion resons to get his butt thrown out come next fall. That is just from November bdget deal.
What an idot - tell the opposition your battle plan before the battle has been fought.
oops. 3 Billion.
Im not here to claim that we are without fault,
He means Cruz and Lee.
Missing the filibuster yet, Dims?
But I am certain of one thing Im absolutely certain of one thing that the Senate can be better than it is.
Yes. But would the country be better, for it?
There’s a lot to be said for gridlock. A Congress that does nothing is doing little harm.
Leadership in the senate starts with a Matt Bevin win in the primary.
We already have it with the RINOs taking the dems side all the time.
I think it’s time to declare war on senility in the Senate...starting with McConnell.
There’s one-party rule in DC now—Not a dime’s worth of difference between DimocRATS and Republicans.
As a side note to RINO McConnell’s Constitution-ignoring vision for the Senate, please bear the following in mind. If the federal government was actually operating within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers, the main concern of the Senate with respect to domestic issues would be the US Mail service.
They are Republicants, not RINOs. They are proud to be called republicans when they are in fact no opposition to the democrips power mongering. Time for Tea to wash them away like weeks old food stains.
That has been the problem all along.
Democrats run roughshod over the republicans when they have a democrat majority.
Republicans "play fair" when republicans have control.
We need bold leadership that will undo all of the damage done by recent administrations, legislators, and courts. Get rid of useless agencies and outdated programs and laws.
The solution to an overgrown and unmanageable government is to reduce their size and scope. That is basic management, but still people keep trying to "fix it".
That all depends on the “Nothing” that Congress is doing.
If that means doing NOTHING about the Daily Abuses of Power that have been committed by Obama and his State Department, Labor Department, EPA, IRS and Department of Justice I take extreme exception to that.
Frankly, I would prefer to see Senator Ted Cruz become SENATE MAJORITY LEADER for the foreseeable future. I believe that he would be very effective in cleaning up the mess that Reid has made of things on that branch of Congress.
As for POTUS, nothing would make me happier than to see someone like Retired Marine General JAMES MATTIS get elected to that spot. After the last couple of White House Occupants, I believe that we are going to need someone of his caliber and experience to navigate us through the mess that has become our International stature.
Just my honest and humble opinion.
One party rule LOL
Over-dramatic. GOP will get even MORE blame from everyone for everything.
Yep, the Socialist BIG government party.
I have 0% confidence in 100% of what McConnell says
“McConnell outlined three main reforms the Republicans would adopt if they were to win control of the Senate in November: allowing a more robust committee process, permitting more amendments on the floor and forcing members to work a longer week in Washington.”
I see that you omitted “dramatically decreasing the size and scope of the federal government and returning it to its constitutional limits”, Mitch.
I guess that one is just not on your radar.
Support Matt Bevin for the Senate from Kentucky:
Once again, McConnell surrenders before the the battle has even been fought. Even if the Democrats get pulverized in the election, McConnell is advocating surrendering to them.
What kind of imbecile does this?
“Allied forces are advancing on Berlin from all sides, and it looks that Adolf Hitler’s Nazis are near collapse. So General Eisenhower is saying that if Hitler resigns now, he is offering to let him continue to rule over the remaining parts of Germany not yet conquered.”
(Okay, I do not want to extend this analogy to H.W. Bush and Saddam Hussein, though I could, to show what happens when you surrender when you shouldn’t. Wouldn’t be ‘prudent’, as he liked to say.)
In any event, at this point, instead of senate minority leader, McConnell should look forward to his new career as the president of his local chapter of Rotary Club.
No offense but if these are his big 3 selling points, we need a way more aggressive leader. Note he didn’t say anything about defeating the democrats.
Which is why Bitch McConnell, punch the TEA party in the face, has to be sent packing to retirement.
I hope you Kentuckians have had your fill of this feckless fool...I have.
Passing conservative bills is not one of the 3 things,
Thank you for your post . . . I will have to read up on the retired General . . . not real familiar with him. Agreed, a General might be what is needed to clean up the mess of the last 20~ or so years in the Executive Branch. I liked Bush but didn’t LOVE everything he did.
It is an interesting FACT that of the 44 presidents that we have had, not ONE had served in the United States Marine Corps.
If we can put a completely worthless “community organizer” into our White House, I believe it is time to see a Marine placed there.
In 2014 both McConnell and Boehner may be out of their jobs, not due to a GOP loss in November, but due to the American people becoming sick of the Washington ruling class and throwing the bums out of office.
allowing a more robust committee process, permitting more amendments on the floor and forcing members to work a longer week in Washington.
That’s not a battle plan. That’s telling the Dems that......even though you were pieces of crap to us and ruled with an iron fist against us we are not like that. We will be noble and fair.
As usual McConnell is broadcasting his weakness.
Retire these Jack@$ Gutle$$ Old Party B@$@$D$; don't
show them any respect for their previous actions / deeds.
BOOT ' EM ALL OUT!
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I remember when the Republicans gained control of the Senate. The first thing Trent Lott did, was to surrender to the Democrats. Why should McConnell be any different? The Democrats aren’t worried. The Democrats KNOW that if the Republicans win control of the Senate that the Democrats will still run the Senate. The Republicans know it too.
“that the Senate can be better than it is.
Yeh Mitch you could be gone.
If the Republicans win the Senate and if McConnell is the new Majority Leader, i don’t think there there will be much practical difference economically or politically. Obamacare will be formally cemented into place and decorated with new bells and whistles and flowers and the national progress to totalitarian hell will not abate.
“As usual McConnell is broadcasting his weakness.”
NOt just broadcasting it, admitting it.
He’s saying to the Dims, don’t worry about us, you’ll still get what you want even when you are in the minority.