Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell’s empty promise: We’ll force Obama to rein in government or else risk a shutdown
Posted on 08/21/2014 5:09:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
Does anyone actually believe this?
I guess Kentucky Republicans who dont pay attention to politics but wholl end up deciding this years Senate race anyway do.
To repeat: Does anyone actually believe this? McConnell was one of the sharpest Republican critics of the defund strategy that produced a government shutdown last fall. Watch the clip below if you need your memory refreshed. Hes fond of saying about it, Theres no education in the second kick of a mule, i.e. the GOP paid a political price for the 1995 shutdown and then foolishly paid the same price again in 2013 (although the backlash was blunted by public outrage at the Healthcare.gov meltdown that was happening simultaneously). Quote: I think we have fully now acquainted our new members with what a losing strategy that is. He hates shutdowns almost as much as the people in the GOPs donor class who bankroll him do.
And yet here he is, soothing conservatives who are leery of reelecting him by vowing to take the fight to Obama this time and make him cause a shutdown if he refuses to agree to Republican demands. And he wants you to believe hes going to do this while prominent Republicans, including his pal Rand Paul, are declaring their candidacies in 2016. Its the purest nonsense. To believe it, you need to believe that somehow, if Obama vetoes the sort of bill McConnells describing here, that the GOP will win the ensuing media war over who really caused the shutdown. Which party, do you suppose, will the press hold responsible? Whom did they hold responsible in 1995, when Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and went head to head with a Democratic president? The party that loves government, the bigger the better, or the one that doesnt?
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Step two: Once safe reelected, go back to assisting the advance of liberalism and the destruction of any conservative opposition
Empty promises from a hollow man.
Let me see, how much support did he give Cruz when he attempted to do just that? Humm, NONE.
Mitch, Mitch, Mitch. You're fooling no one.
“Step two: Once safe reelected, go back to assisting the advance of liberalism and the destruction of any conservative opposition”
No doubt if the GOP takes the Senate, and he becomes majority leader, his first act will be to reinstate full filibuster powers for the minority party. After all, the media, the president, and Harry Reid will tell him it is only fair.
“Mitch, Mitch, Mitch. You’re fooling no one.”
He’s fooling those who want “a republican senate.” Not necessarily a conservative senate, just a republican senate. But the senate would be more conservative without him.
oooooooooooh yeah I bet the democrats are scared spitless Mac /sarc
Threatening a shutdown then making good on it could be a crime now.
I say now who do you, who do you, think you’re foolin...
He is in effect calling all who support a Constitutional Free Republic, fools, it just goes to show how few of us their are as he continues to be elected, albeit always by hook or crook.
Our Free Republic is wasting away.
Revolution Now, to save our Free Republic!
We should start saying it now, say it often, and say it like we mean it, and be prepared to follow through, damn near every thread on FR demands we end comments with Revolution Now, as FDR said “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.
The destruction of any conservative opposition would be a top GOPe priority. These people are not to be trusted.
Hes fooling those who want a republican senate. Not necessarily a conservative senate
Yep. We’ll never see a true conservative senate as long as the GOPe runs the show.
I think that only applies in Texas :)
Both wings of the Uniparty love big government. To pretend otherwise is foolishness.
Mitch using the McCain strategy for re-election.
It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so cynical.
This degenerate is as dishonest as they come. Business as usual is lieing to potential voters, becoming elected, then, doing whatever he wants. BS. Throw the bum out.
McConnell needs to get his next dinner with Obama scheduled and go back to taking a nap or whatever he’s been doing for the past six years. Not one person is in jail as a result of all the Obama scandals and lawless acts. The republican party is a joke in internet mail and rightfully so. The only hope they have of winning is with a conservative main candidate for president in 2016. America has had it with them as well as with the lawless democrats.
I really won’t shed a tear if he gets his fat a$$ kicked by the Democrap this fall.
Undoing the Obama damage will require a heroic effort, and I see no heroes. Anywhere.
Laughing so hard I wet my pants!
Your attitude will destroy this country
It is that sort of foolishness that got us Obama