McConnell: Defeating Obama “single most important job”

Last week, both President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave interviews to the National Journal in which they said something very similar: Each man said he and his party needed to view the uncoming mid-term results with “humility.”

Obama:
“I think it’s premature to talk about vetoes because maybe I’m a congenital optimist, but I feel as if, post-election, regardless of how it plays out, the most important message that will be sent by the American people is, we want people in Washington to act like grown-ups.”

McConnell:
“We need to have a humble, grateful response about this election.”

Inside the Beltway, that was widely read as an acknowledgment by both — but especially by McConnell, for the need for compromise on important issues in the next Congress.

But McConnell’s gesture of conciliation didn’t hold for a week. This week, he gave another interview to National Journal, in which he said “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

MCCONNELL: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, “Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job.”

NATIONAL JOURNAL: What’s the job?

MCCONNELL: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

Perhaps McConnell didn’t mean to, but he provided insight into his contempt for the plight of average voters. What’s the most important job? Not creating a climate to aid job creation. Not cutting the deficit. Not even cutting taxes.

No. As has been the case since Obama’s inauguration, the GOP has as its main goal trying to make sure the president fails — even if the country fails right along with him.

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granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:00 am

No Georgian

Cuz leggie said it…..

You think granny hides? Ah nope.

Chris D.

October 26th, 2010
11:01 am

To Cynthia is Beautiful…We know where Obama’s Father stands on how much tax is enough…
”Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed. It is a fallacy to say there is a limit (to tax rates), and it is a fallacy to rely mainly on individual free enterprise to get the savings.” – Barack Obama Sr.

Chris D.

October 26th, 2010
11:04 am

TO Cynthia is beautiful…You forgot some taxes…all the matching payroll, SS, Medicare, unemployment taxes, business pay based on your job. That just about doubles the $60k siezed by the government

BW

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

Georgian

The “American people” seem not to be this homogenous group…not only that but the American people seem to have wanted the opposite the last two election cycles. Seems pretty schizo to me…I’d love to meet these people.

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

Granny…don’t you love it. They find the bus memo in their junk mail and they keep playing the same card on a false basis. I think I hear Kenny Rogers calling. Know when to fold them.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

don’t forget your tanning tax, and your smokes and beer taxes either….

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:06 am

Chris D.

You’re right.

I didn’t want to nit pick…. I do pay both sides of SS (16.9%), and pay the rest as well. Good catch!

Independent J

October 26th, 2010
11:08 am

i think we will all agree that when the Repubs take charge and when they start screwing up again we will hold them accountable as we are the Demz now… you can thank your local Tea Party for being involved..

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:08 am

Chris D, Cynthia is beautiful

But, but we have to take care of the poor people.

I wonder how many people on food stamps are obese?

I was behind a woman last night who had 6 kids, and two shopping carts full of food like cheetos, white bread, tons of orange soda and the kids were almost as huge as the Mom.

That made me want to give even more in taxes.

Gator Joe

October 26th, 2010
11:09 am

Cynthia,
The Minority Leader will likely remain the minority leader in the Senate, without the means to overide vetoes of any Republican “legislation” which may come from the House. As for the Senate, Democrats, in or out, of the majority, they will easily be able to stall or filibuster any Republican initiatives. As for President Obama, two years of the Tea Party/Fox “News”/Corporate Lapdog clowns in either house should be more than enough to ensure the President’s reelection.

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:09 am

Granny

Yep….you’re right too.

Except personally I tan outside and have no tan in the winter. As far as I know Gov’t hasn’t taxed outdoor tanning yet.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:12 am

Independent J

This is twice now that the Democrats were given complete control of congress within the past 20 years. And this will be twice that they ran in and started ramming socialism down our throats. And this will be twice that we will be showing them the door.

I’m not worried about the Republicans taking over. They aren’t perfect, but compared to the democrats, they are almost perfect.

Some People are stupid

October 26th, 2010
11:12 am

Cynthia is beautiful-
The sales tax was deducted by your business. The sales tax you pay on personal items is a state tax, thats how they support having a lower top marginal rate.

Inherent tax- Not sure what you mean by that, do you mean the inherent tax in goods or the inheritance tax, which you shouldn’t have paid this year.

Corporate Tax-What corporate tax. you are an llc. The taxes paid by the business are deductions. The only new tax you would pay would be sales tax which in no one would amount to 20k, unless you bought something huge, and then you could elect to take that as the deduction as oppose to sales tax.

In all honesty, without doing the numbers to the rate, you paid 24% of total income to both federal and state taxes. Somewhere on a ration of 16% fed(effective) 8% state(effective)
Chris D-
The 2.9 and 12.5 are both halves of ssi and medicare.

Sarah Palin

October 26th, 2010
11:14 am

I shoot ilk from my helicopter.

Come on son

October 26th, 2010
11:14 am

When passed, the Patriot Act and the War was supported by the majority of Americans. Health Care was not. Health Care and those things are two different areas anyway.

Anyone who can vote for Roy Barnes cannot care about this state! Look at the RECORD of the mess he put us through! You cant sugar coat that! There is evidence of how he would be as governor and it is laughable that it was the best dems could muster. But they knew it was a lost cause to begin with.

Please point out the record of the mess Barnes put us through and compare it to Perdue and the GOP State House, give me those days any time compared to the unemployment, foreclosure, and educational atrocities we now have.

The Patriot Act and the Iraq War were snuck through on the emotion of 9/11, if the Tea Party really stood on their so called principles they would be asking for the repeal of the Patriot Act due to all the civil liberties lost and rights the government now has to intrude in our personal lives. There is no way it would have been passed in “peace time”.

If the GOP had just gone along with the similar Health Care Bill as Rhomney (GOP Governor from MASS who should have been GOP nominee for President but the the conservatives could not get past his mormon faith), then a much better final law would be in place. But nooooooo, the GOP only plays the anti-Obama, anti-democrat, I am going to sit in the corner and pout, until I get my way card = gridlock. This is why we need to abolish political parties and have term limits, then actual work and compromise will happen.

Nathan deal can not mangage $ to save his life and left Congress only because he was about to get slap with Ted Delay type ethics charges. A lot of people of GA are still mad at Barnes over the flag, it was a flag people! The change saved and brought a lot of business and jobs to GA but some people are too jaded to understand that. Oh well, GA is fast approaching SC, Miss, AL, status.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:14 am

Gator Joe

The Congress will be deadlocked. Can’t make laws, so the economy will thrive.

THAT might get Obama re-elected, but that’s the only prayer he has.

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:15 am

“ramming socialism down our throats”

tee hee hee

jms

October 26th, 2010
11:15 am

Shocking. The Republicans and the Democrats both want to win.

Sarah Palin

October 26th, 2010
11:16 am

I take the fascist out of power from my helicopter

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
11:16 am

I was behind a woman last night who had 6 kids…

How many times can you tell this story?

Sarah Palin

October 26th, 2010
11:17 am

- -tee hee hee- -

With debates like that, it’s no wonder that Obama still has supporters.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:18 am

Kammy

- -How many times can you tell this story?- -

There’s your sign.

Just Wondering

October 26th, 2010
11:20 am

Everyone predicting that President Obama will not get re-elected please tell me who the GOP nominee will be? If it is Palin, Obama is a shoe in. Huckabee, he may win the south but the US has 50 STATES, so Obama still wins, Rhomney is the best option but the dummies that actually run the GOP (limbaugh and hannity) will not support the mormon.

Like 1994, there was a GOP mid-term revolution but by 1996, Clinton cake walked back into the White House. I see history repeating itself, especially with the Tea Party growing. Those idiots can not even see they are the reason the GOP will not win the Senate seat in Delaware and Nevada as well as leaving an opening for a Dem to actually win in Alaska, that right Palin’s backyard. The Tea Party express will be the best thing to happen for the Democrats when all is said and done.

Scout

October 26th, 2010
11:20 am

Ms. Cynthia:

You are “somewhat” correct this morning ……………..

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of
entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to
limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the
necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate
willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much
deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of
what ails America.”

“Blaming the prince should not blind anyone to the vast
confederacy that made him their prince. The Republic can
survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a tool. It is less
likely to survive the multitude who made him their
president.”

Author Unknown

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:21 am

Some people are stupid

Thanks! To clarify: The taxes everyone pays that are already built into the cost by the manufacturer/service provider of all goods and services. Not sure what they’re called. Inherent taxes?

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:22 am

Just Wondering

Two years is a long way off. Who would have thought in 2006 that the next president would be the freshman Senator who’s leadership experience was zero would be president?

Keep up the good fight!

October 26th, 2010
11:23 am

Kam..wait till he tells the story about “last night I met someone who was going to hire 500 people after the republicans wins the election”….because of course we all know that business people who have real demand for their goods now wait until after elections to hire people to fulfill those demands. I am sure we’ll read about the hirings in the newspaper unless the hiring depends upon the election of a which.

Georgian

October 26th, 2010
11:24 am

BW,

No the American people want a change in government. They were tricked by Obama into believing he would do what he said.

Now the Tea Party and commonsense Repubs are taking things back to get the change America wants and needs.

Equality 7-2521

October 26th, 2010
11:25 am

Unfortunately for the liberal faithful here, Obama has no substance. He has no unused trite sayings left in his arsenal to motivate his masses. He is a mere shell. When the situation requires an immediate reply, he is left stumped without the teleprompter able to give him a real answer.

Face it, if liberalism was going to rule this nation, it would have already happened. It would have happened when the American public did not have access to facts that dispute the rhetoric thrown at us from the liberal media. But those days have passed into oblivion, and the facts cannot be hidden.

The clearest indicator of the hollow man Obama is his own party’s candidates running from being associated with him. He has become a total failure in less time than any other President. There is no substance in the defense of his policies and “accomplishments”. Every fact that comes out on Healthcare for example, affirms what the detractors said and confirms the supporters knew nothing of what they supported.

So those of you that insist he is going to rise from the ashes will be sorely disappointed.

America was not built on socialist principles. America did not thrive on socialist principles, and over the longer term, America will not allow socialism to be implemented.

The last group to see this light will be the ones that have blindly followed Obama. They will hold on til the very end. That will be November 2012.

Peter

October 26th, 2010
11:27 am

You got it right. Defeat Obama and his disastrous program at all costs.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
11:28 am

The sign, Swampy Nowhere man is that you’re just making sh_t up.

You’ve related that same story about being in line with a woman with anywhere from 4-6 kids, talking on a cell phone, kids wearing designer clothes and paying with food stamps.

At least a half dozen times next door at JB’s, and 3 times here you’ve told that story.

Hire a new writer, your stories are staler than year old saltines.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

Keep up the good fight!

What do you call a lawyer buried up to their neck in the sand?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

Dear Some @ 10:28, fair distinction, I retract my critique. We were talking apples and oranges.

Big D

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

EQ-7,
Most eloquently said.

Memphis11Gate

October 26th, 2010
11:29 am

Yo better believe it Cynthia, defeat Obama and his cronies and crooks. Bush lied, Bush should d$e, I hate Bush, Bush is Hitler, Bush the m ud*r, baby k*ll*r. Bush hates black people, this is all we heard for 8 years during his administration now liberals want hate speech outlawed. Obama is a failed political hack that never accomplished anything, voted present on bills controversial and present most of the time, never sponsored a bill, a college professor and community organizer. Too bit preachers can organize the community and have the same results Obama had in Chicago and people thought this guy could run a country. The southside is still messed up and corrupt and ballot box will give up Retributive justice. Granny Godzilla, Obama has spent more that Bush did and increased the deficit in 20 months by 3 trillion. Get your facts correct. Bush was bad, Obama is a disease this country needs to cure, fast. Social security broke, Medicare, medicaid broke, deficit running in the trillions, and Obama proposed a new government program when they can run the programs they already have. Medicare cut billions to fund Obamacare. Keep smoking Granny………keep smoking, you will be hanging out on the corner wit da crew slim shady and cruked poke selling dubbys to pay for your meds.

Nothing Is Free

October 26th, 2010
11:30 am

Kammy

- -Hire a new writer, your stories are staler than year old saltines.- -

There’s your sign.

Chris D.

October 26th, 2010
11:30 am

Ms. Tucker…I know you understand that the rise in the minumum wage while not “initiating” unemployment does greatly contribute to unemployment. Especially among the lesser-educated, younger workforce. Since small businesses like fast food restuarants, etc. have a Fixed budget for labor costs, as costs increase per worker, less workers can be employed.

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:33 am

Nothing is Free: this is why all white males are hated around the world there is no country you can go to without being attacked. You bigots have under mine the office of the President”’

Most of you and your tea klansman are Anti America and a disgrace to this country: Where was this now found love for this country when Bush destroyed it with over 5 million jobs lost?

granny godzilla

October 26th, 2010
11:34 am

memphis11gate

i wish you good health…..

fitzgerald

October 26th, 2010
11:35 am

To heck with good stuff. Let’s all stop working and let the federal government take care of us. No work……………..all play. No use worrying about anything anymore. The federal government has a way of finding money for all of us without lifting a finger. I can’t believe I worked all these years. Didn’t need to since the federal government could have been taking care of me. Why would anyone work anymore. See ya down at the bingo parlor, the local cafeteria, and on the street corner watching to world go by.

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:39 am

This Senator comments shows that the Rep party dont care about middle class, but most of you trailors are bent on destroying the smartest President ever that you rather split this country in half. All you black tea party people the few of you why be a part of these bigots.
Why be a black Rep? have you ever seen a Black Rep voted in to office as a Sen or Gov? Now if Obama was running a football or playing baskeball for these bigots they would respect him more.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 26th, 2010
11:40 am

I TOLD YOU POTUS OBAMA,2 GET YOUR VETO PEN READY!

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:40 am

Fitzgerald

I’m with you! I’ve certainly thought about it. Might be time for me to stop contributing to society and start taking back. I could probably take home as much as I do now with all the Gov’t programs available. Not to mention…free healthcare. No more worries.

Cynthia is beautiful

October 26th, 2010
11:42 am

Gm…
Not sure where you’re coming from. Might be wise to put a little thought in before you comment.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 26th, 2010
11:42 am

TEA PARTY=THE NEW CONFEDERATES

REMEMBER THE REBELS LOST!

Independent J

October 26th, 2010
11:44 am

Just wondering

Those idiots can not even see they are the reason the GOP will not win the Senate seat in Delaware and Nevada as well as leaving an opening for a Dem to actually win in Alaska, that right Palin’s backyard. The Tea Party express will be the best thing to happen for the Democrats when all is said and done.

im a tea party member…i own a small business, i earn over 120k, and i have a mba…18 yrs in business- and im an idiot?

T-Town

October 26th, 2010
11:45 am

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? Charley Reese (1985)

Gm

October 26th, 2010
11:45 am

This is a distraction, the Rep party has no one to beat Obama in 2012. Air head Sara has not had a job in 2 years but these dumb trailors rather support her, Newt G. the racist has no chance, so who do these Obama haters have? no one ”’

BW

October 26th, 2010
11:46 am

Georgian

You don’t really believe that…you’re hoping that is the case…much like the majority of people who voted for Obama…this is all corporate driven regardless of who’s in office….I’d like to believe that those people will not be beholden to the campaign contributor but I would be as naive as those actually thought the President alone would be able to change anything.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 26th, 2010
11:49 am

WHERE WAS THE TEA PARTY WHEN BUSH LIED ABOUT IRAQ,LIED ABOUT THE TAXCUTS CREATING JOBS(5 MILLION LOST)WHERE WAS THE OUTRAGE WHEN YOUR JOBS WERE SENT OVERSEAS BY REPUBLICAN OWNERS?

THESE RACIST HICKS ONLY WANT TO SEE AMERICA FAIL,JUST LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH!
IF YOU WANT AMERICA TO FAIL REDNECKS? THEN YOU SHOULD GET THE PHUCK OUT OF AMERICA!

SINCE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE NO TERRORIST ATTACKS AND NO NEW WARS,HE HAS KEPT US SAFE!