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?
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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
Now he’s “Severely” Conservative.
Either he thinks that the voters are completely stupid or he’s even more senile than Thad Cochran.
I used to think that a 51 -49 split in Reid's favor would have been great, just to gum up the works, nah, he already has. But... My worse case scenario now is we will end up 50 / 50 and some Jack Wagon on our side will revisit the 50 / 50 power-sharing split and we will be back to that nightmare again.
BTW, I don't think Thad or Mitch pull it out and we get a new Majority Leader and watch it be someone who believes in "comity" like Linsey or Johnny.... Uggh, then it will be 2 more years of an even more absurd Goat Rodeo...
Thanks, bert, always good to hear from the Vichy Republicans
Miotch is Soetoro’s biotch.
No, that would be the Liberal Booshies and Tokyo Rove. The GOPe is DEAD.
If you look closely, you will see the GOPc that comprises most conservatives.
The GOPc includes a broad spectrum of conservatives and does not exclude out of hand
They don’t realize it yet they are Vichy in some cases just Party Boy voters who keep chugging the kool-aid promise of keep, calm all is well that GOPE keeps serving.
In reality they are the reason we have obama. All their Republican nominees from Bush 41 to Romney are of their kind. Their senate/house nominees for the most part are their kind, yet they keep getting their butts kicked, then they go into a huddle with themselves and decide it must be someone else’s fault, which is very typical of liberals running from personal responsibility, and of course the GOPE, why they don’t make mistakes, lets try the same thing again, it’s sure to work this time!
The GOPE is the only reason we have obama and harry reid!
I'm sorry, which one is which again?
The shutdown wasn't a losing strategy.
Expecting McConnell to be the face of the Republican media campaign is the losing strategy.
McConnell is a doormat when it comes to confronting the opposition message machine.
Who is going to force McConnell to reign in government?
If it ends up 50-50, then Angus King can ask for a blank check from the Pubbies. If it’s 51-49 or more, King can pound sand IMO.
Mitch “The Bitch” is a savvy campaigner. The only hope for getting him out of the Senate, and preventing him from trying to destroy Conservatives for 6 more years is for EVERY TRUE, CONSERVATIVE AND TEA PARTIER TO SKIP THE SENATE ELECTION ON THE BALLOT ON NOV. 4. You don’t have to vote for a Democrat. If enough of the GOP Base (Conservatives) just don’t vote for McConnell, no way he can win. If Matt Bevins’ supporters and every Conservative, who is cussin’ mad about McConnell aiding and abetting Thad Cochran in his race-baiting tactics in stealing the GOP Primary in Mississippi, just don’t vote for McConnell, he will LOSE!
Just the very thought of that makes me start singing: “Oh happy day....oh happy day....
Any person who calls himself/herself a Conservative and then votes for Mitch McConnell, who hates Conservatives and wants to “crush them”, is, in my opinion, a word that rhymes with “wussy”.
Mitch, Mitch, Mitch. Youre fooling no one.
BULLSHIT! Maybe no one on this website, but there are a whole helluva lot of people who are politically uninformed, ignorant and lazy. They vote according to name recognition and “sound bites”.
Revolution Now, to save our Free Republic!
Hell yes! I am so down for it. If someone, with the wherewithal, political status and respect called for and orchestrated a Revolution.... I’m freakin’ there. And, I’m not kidding. What have we got to lose besides the America many of us knew growing up in the ‘50s.
He’s a politician. Why would he lie?
I blame Kentucky, just like I blame MS for Cochran.