Skip to comments.McConnell’s plan to shut down Obama (after he's safely reelected of course)
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 administrations 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, its a recipe for a confrontational end to the Obama presidency.
Were going to pass spending bills, and theyre 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. Thats something he wont 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 Senates next majority leader.
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Government shutdown is a winner for 0bummer and its sycophants.
A more formidable threat would be swift impeachment.
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.
Well, what do you expect from liberals who collude with the Dems?
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.
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.
Those who talk, talk. Those who can, do.
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.
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.
As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. The Romneybots will be on in 3...2...1...
Pay no attention to what I do, trust only what I say.
Apparently it works every time!
Remember how he was going to get rid of OC?
McConnell cannot be believed any more than the Democrats he *claims* to oppose.
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.
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.
Precisely. I’m in KY. I’ll vote for the candidate most likely to defeat him.
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?
um... isn’t McConnell in office RIGHT NOW and could do these things if he really wanted to?
Loan me some money for a hamburger. I’ll pay you Tuesday.
Well IF he gets re-elected and IF we take back the senate Mitch better do something.
He’s not the leader of the senate...that’s Reid.
He can’t pass spending bills.
Im from Northern KY. Mitch called TP racist after beating Bevin and after Matt Bevin graciously conceded the primary. Ill hold my nose and vote for Grimes in the general. Ive 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. Im still trying to convince my wife and son to vote Grimes to rid the party of the cancer called Mitch, at minimum they wont 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 hell be working against us from some K Street job, probably Chamber of Commerce. Still a small price to pay in Ditching Mitch.
power share later
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.
It’s taken him 6 years to come up with a plan? Who’s going to buy that?
Too little, WAY too late, Mitch.
Sit down and shut up.
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.
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.
Miotch is Soetoro’s biotch.