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McConnell’s plan to shut down Obama (after he's safely reelected of course)
politico.com ^ | 8/20/14 | Manu Raju

Posted on 08/20/2014 6:03:52 AM PDT by cotton1706

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.”

McConnell is facing one of the toughest reelection battles of his three-decade Senate career. But Republicans are tantalizingly close to winning majorities in both houses of Congress for the first time in nearly a decade, and McConnell is making an aggressive pitch to voters here that they have the chance to pick the Senate’s next majority leader.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
McConnell is such a political shyster!
1 posted on 08/20/2014 6:03:52 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

YOU LIE!


2 posted on 08/20/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: cotton1706
Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.

Oh, please!

3 posted on 08/20/2014 6:08:57 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: cotton1706

Government shutdown is a winner for 0bummer and its sycophants.

A more formidable threat would be swift impeachment.


4 posted on 08/20/2014 6:09:10 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: cotton1706

The messaging failure in the GOP are amazing. Don’t talk process. Talk impact on people. Their whole talking points should be that Washington has reached a new level of dysfunction ever since Obama arrived. Say he doesn’t know how to work with others, or just refuses to. Say, in the majority, we’re going to reign in the out of control bureaucracy he’s running that are creating laws instead of following them. Talk about the the pain of higher prices, lost jobs, and tepid growth as a result. Say, we’re looking for the majority to address these issues, and Obama won’t like sharing power, but he’s not doing any good with his ‘my way or the highway’ approach.


5 posted on 08/20/2014 6:10:57 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

Well, what do you expect from liberals who collude with the Dems?


7 posted on 08/20/2014 6:12:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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8 posted on 08/20/2014 6:13:41 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Arm_Bears
Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.

So McConnell wants a second act in America. Where was he when Ted Cruz was carrying the flag? The same forces will be arrayed against McConnell's proposal as were arrayed against Ted Cruz when McConnell went belly up. The media will still be against the tactic and the country will never fully understand what is happening because people like McConnell do not prepare the ground, cannot deliver the message, have sold out to K St. and have an interest only in pretense.


9 posted on 08/20/2014 6:15:42 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: cotton1706
Mitch McConnell =


10 posted on 08/20/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706

Translation: Capitulate and claim they are governing from the middle.

Pssst, Mitch, I have some bad news for you, you aren’t going to take the Senate, you feckless dog.


11 posted on 08/20/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: cotton1706; All
what boot shipload of Barbara Streisand.

12 posted on 08/20/2014 6:18:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...eh? "Bathhouse" 0'Mullah? d8-)
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To: cotton1706
mr. happy
13 posted on 08/20/2014 6:21:40 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Night Hides Not
Conservatives who continue to vote for McConnel =
14 posted on 08/20/2014 6:22:11 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: cotton1706

Those who talk, talk. Those who can, do.


15 posted on 08/20/2014 6:24:52 AM PDT by AU72
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To: cotton1706

Ha Ha Ha Ha. McConnell is a funny man now. This is pure comedy. Nobody who has been paying attention will believe this fairy tale.


16 posted on 08/20/2014 6:25:58 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: cotton1706

McConnell reminds me of a drunk sitting on the bar stool telling anyone who will listen what he’s “going to” do and all his great plans. Everyone knows that none of them will happen.


17 posted on 08/20/2014 6:27:00 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: F15Eagle
Mitch McConnell charges into battle...


18 posted on 08/20/2014 6:27:24 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: 4rcane

As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. The Romneybots will be on in 3...2...1...


19 posted on 08/20/2014 6:27:45 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706

Pay no attention to what I do, trust only what I say.

Apparently it works every time!


20 posted on 08/20/2014 6:28:54 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

SOS

Remember how he was going to get rid of OC?

McConnell cannot be believed any more than the Democrats he *claims* to oppose.


21 posted on 08/20/2014 6:29:34 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: nathanbedford
Salient points, nathan, as usual. I expect "Majority Leader McConnell" to immediately reach across the aisle to his good friends, and reinstate the measures that Harry Reid tossed out.

Then he'll bitch about the Democrats gumming up the works.

I also expect Angus King to get a sweet deal from McConnell, when he should be told to go urinate up a rope. I acknowledge that it's a different ballgame if it's 50-50 after the vote in November.

If it's 51 or more for the Pubbies, Angus needs to be gently advised to go pound sand.

22 posted on 08/20/2014 6:32:30 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706

I’m about ready to go door to door for his opponent as a long time conservative explaining why removing the likes of him is more important than getting the senate - for the simple reason that if we get the senate and he stays, we really have not gotten the senate.


23 posted on 08/20/2014 6:40:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: 4rcane

Precisely. I’m in KY. I’ll vote for the candidate most likely to defeat him.


24 posted on 08/20/2014 6:41:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cotton1706

Baloney! McConnell and Obama will be back in bed together the day he is re-elected. Of course it is o.k. with McConnell voters that his wife sits on a board whose purpose is getting rid of coal use. His personal insults to them did not matter. His slander of them does not matter. Why should his wife working behind the scene to put them out of work matter?


25 posted on 08/20/2014 6:43:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: cotton1706

um... isn’t McConnell in office RIGHT NOW and could do these things if he really wanted to?


26 posted on 08/20/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Mr. K

Loan me some money for a hamburger. I’ll pay you Tuesday.


27 posted on 08/20/2014 6:59:21 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cotton1706

Well IF he gets re-elected and IF we take back the senate Mitch better do something.


28 posted on 08/20/2014 7:09:50 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mr. K

He’s not the leader of the senate...that’s Reid.

He can’t pass spending bills.


29 posted on 08/20/2014 7:13:41 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m from Northern KY. Mitch called TP racist after beating Bevin and after Matt Bevin graciously conceded the primary. I’ll hold my nose and vote for Grimes in the general. I’ve heard the carp about not taking the senate. BahBahBah so we get 51 or 52 Senate seats and again beholden to the likes of LimpSeed Graham and Juan MaCain. I’m still trying to convince my wife and son to vote Grimes to rid the party of the cancer called Mitch, at minimum they won’t vote for Mitch either.

Mitch forced Sen Bunning to retire because Bunning filibustered how the unemployment bill would be paid for. Sad to see Senator Bunning retire (forced retirement), but we got a good Jr. Senator in Rand Paul

Then ACA comes around and Mitch allowes ACA to get through the senate. The Senate is where the minority can procedurally kill any bill. Mitch made the political decision/gamble to let ACA through the Senate, assuming the Stupak 7 would stop it. Stupak caved & now works for Planned Parenthood (Democrats have no principles) and the American people are dealing with ACA. Thanks Mitch. 3 months after losing his Senate seat he’ll be working against us from some K Street job, probably Chamber of Commerce. Still a small price to pay in Ditching Mitch.


30 posted on 08/20/2014 7:23:55 AM PDT by fastrock (It is never right to do wrong, even if sanctioned by law. - Abe Lincoln)
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To: cotton1706

power share later


31 posted on 08/20/2014 7:29:43 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: fastrock

Dude I can’t really argue with you on it. I have no expectations for the Republicans even if they do take the Senate back which is iffy. I guess it would be worth taking one more chance on them though. Its better than the alternative which is going to happen soon if our elected leaders don’t get this country back to normal.


32 posted on 08/20/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

It’s taken him 6 years to come up with a plan? Who’s going to buy that?


33 posted on 08/20/2014 7:36:09 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: cotton1706

Too little, WAY too late, Mitch.

Sit down and shut up.


34 posted on 08/20/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: 4rcane

But he is the Republican nominee and Grimes is more of a lefty sellout that Mitch! She is the bogey man only the Party can save us! Come on they really really really really really really really mean Mitch will fight obama and be conservative this time, really!!!

Some Party Boys on here are seriously lined up to have a try at the kicking the football again. Good luck fellows if you think the GOPE and the race baiter Mitch are not going to jerk it away———AGAIN.


35 posted on 08/20/2014 11:20:06 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: joethedrummer
Too little, WAY too late, Mitch.

Strategic thinking is not Mitch's strong suit, as evidenced by his desire to destroy the Tea Party, and providing the funding to Thad's run-off campaign.

GOPe has completely forgotten who put the House back in Republican hands in 2010.

36 posted on 08/20/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706

Miotch is Soetoro’s biotch.


37 posted on 08/20/2014 11:29:15 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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