McConnell makes it official: Obama is Public Enemy No. 1

I’ve been hesitant to make too much of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement a few days ago that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” It seemed over the top, like something McConnell said off the cuff, in the heat of battle, and probably regretted.

Surely it was more important to McConnell as a public servant to get millions of Americans working again, or to restore the nation’s financial health, or to stop Iran from getting the bomb. Surely working toward those and other national goals took priority over trying to defeat Obama, especially in difficult times such as these.

Silly, silly me.

From Politico:

“Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office,” the Senate Republican leader plans to tell the conservative Heritage Foundation, according to excerpts of his speech provided to POLITICO.

“But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things is to put someone in the White House who won’t veto any of these things,” the Kentucky Republican will say. “We can hope the president will start listening to the electorate after Tuesday’s election. But we can’t plan on it.”

McConnell isn’t some talk-radio host trying to work his audience into a lather. He’s not a behind-the-scenes political operative or consultant plotting the next election. He’s the Senate minority leader, with an obligation to govern that ought to transcend partisan goals.

For that reason, it means something when a person in his position embraces partisan gain over all else, however he may try to justify it to himself and others. In fact, it’s hard to hear his statement as anything but a declaration of all-out partisan war, damn the consequences.

For example, given the choice of supporting something that was good for the country, but would also benefit Barack Obama politically, what would McConnell do? If you take him at his word — and I guess we have to, since he has chosen to repeat it for emphasis — you at least have to wonder.

I just can’t imagine such a bald assertion of partisan gain over policy at any other time from such a prominent source. Tom Daschle in 2002, saying “the single most important thing we want to achieve is beating George Bush?” Unthinkable, because then as now, the country had bigger things on its plate. Even Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich, at the height of political acrimony with Bill Clinton, didn’t publicly commit themselves to Clinton’s political destruction as their primary goal.

The good news is, at least we know where we stand.

485 comments Add your comment

Deep Throat

November 4th, 2010
11:06 am

Usuk you are making speculations and trying to ration in your own little mind why the VOTERS have elected Republicans to take back control of Wash.
You’re a sore loser, you can’t handle the truth.

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

Maybe the R’s and D’s can finally agree to declare China a currency manipulator. Bipartisan agreement-compromise!!

Geithner is namby-pamby. He should tell F500, you have 12 months to find new homes for your China ops. Cause we gonna declare them a currency manipulator Jan 1 2012.

Nofreecheese

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

Attn: ROBOCOP

“Republicans like John Boehner, Mitch McOnnell, Eric Cantor or others” are power-hungry wh$res who have no interest in limiting their power. They made rules which increased their ability to buy votes from their consituencies the longer they remained in office. The longer a Senator or Congressman is in power, the more power they have–the more more pork they can bring home–the less likely their constituents are to vote them out. I mean look at Sen. Byrd; the only thing he had was a pulse, yet he was relelected b/c his seniority allowed WV to receive so much pork. Same for Strom Thurman when he was alive. They have gamed the system.

You Asked

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

Sid – don’t confuse NOW or other politically motivated organizations with good old American progressives (the neighbor who drives a hybrid and wants to end wars). Underneath our less than noble political class there is a great mass of citizens who do want to see each other succeed, even as we disagree on the specific methods.

Sid Farcas

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

G Cancryn

November 4th, 2010
11:06 am

YEAH, that is what is going to happen. Sleepy time now.

Sid Farcas

November 4th, 2010
11:09 am

You Asked

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

Hey, Obama and the dems ran on the progressive motto in 2008. You have bad progressives just like you have bad conservatives. The guy driving the hybrid may be a great guy like the guy smoking a Marlboro. It is all about the leadership.

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:09 am

Nofreecheese- I disagree with everything in your first sentence. But, it doesn’t matter.

Cause I agree with the rest. TERM LIMITS POR FAVOR!

You Asked

November 4th, 2010
11:09 am

Thanks for the discussion folks. I really need to concentrate on work and stop checking in here.

Later!

Don't Forget

November 4th, 2010
11:10 am

The reps are making the same mistake that the dems did 2 years ago, taking the election as a positive mandate. Elections are decided by independents in the middle. They don’t like either party. They care about jobs, period. It’s the economy stupid, just as it has always been. If R’s just turn this into a 2 year election campaign, they’ll get thrown out on their adze’s just like the dems just did.

Hankie Aron

November 4th, 2010
11:11 am

About Face?

Bookman-All about pushing the Liberal Democrat agenda in Republicans face when they are in power and caring nothing for finding compromise and partisanship for the good of the American people

Bookman- Holier than thou when the Democrats aren’t in power and got their butts shellacked. Calling for compromise. Come on man. Seriously?

BADA BING

November 4th, 2010
11:12 am

obama should talk to the Indian government about racism in India. There are literally 100’s of castes there and woe be unto you if you marry outside of your station. Makes our good old American racism seem mild by comparison. Take Jesse and Al with him and let them see real racism.

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:13 am

Sid Farcas,

“so our debt comes from the war and Obama is just honest about how much it costs.”

Partially yes…but the largest comes from the Bush-era tax cuts.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/care-about-the-deficit/25943

That is if you care to face reality.

Jefferson

November 4th, 2010
11:13 am

JOBS? Stimulas time !!

Just how is Gov Deal going to handle no Washington bailout this budget year ? Cut corporate taxes, more corporate wellfare. He is a financial wonder !!!

Sid Farcas

November 4th, 2010
11:14 am

Well it looks like Obama may have in fact got the message from Tuesday.

President Obama says he is open to extending tax cuts for all income levels

More headlines from FoxBusiness.com:
http://email.foxnews.com/t?ctl=76A7:2E0F533D6DF0F88522BFB07CEF8BFC8A&

williebkind

November 4th, 2010
11:14 am

What is compromising? Tell me progressive liberals! What does the conservative give up and what do you give up? This should be interesting.

The cost of healthcare started when the law was passed that you could not be refused treatment in the emergency room. Now we should look at that law again. Put a few tweaks to it. You want free healthcare for everyone. I am still having a problem with the word “free”. My suggestion is to make the minimum wage $50k a year with a max of 5m. Then you pay for your own retirement and healthcare. If you are an employer of a small business, I feel for you.

Paul

November 4th, 2010
11:15 am

Luckovich did it again -

Sid Farcas

November 4th, 2010
11:15 am

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:13 am
Oh, of course, it is Bush’s fault. Obama has done nothing to hurt the economy. You best read the link I just posted. Be ready for cardiac arrest.

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:15 am

jc 11:13 – don’t confuse deficit and debt….

our debt comes from the Louisiana Purchase. On down through ww2….

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:16 am

deep – “you are making speculations and trying to ration in your own little mind why the VOTERS have elected Republican”

nice try, but no.

let’s say you have 100 voters in the first election with a break of 40 voters/republican to 60 voters/democratic … the next election has 80 voters with 40 voters republican to 40 voters democratic –

going from a win to a tie doesn’t mean that people have switched to voting Republican, it just means that the Democrats stayed home – an idea which the voter turnout charts Jay posted yesterday supports.

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:17 am

You Asked,

“Underneath our less than noble political class there is a great mass of citizens who do want to see each other succeed, even as we disagree on the specific methods.”

:)

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:17 am

jm – “Maybe the R’s and D’s can finally agree to declare China a currency manipulator. Bipartisan agreement-compromise!!”

1) let’s think about how many Treasuries China holds in its reserves

2) let’s think bout how many businesses rely on cheap Chinese products.

can you really see them attacking China’s pegged currency? cuz I can’t.

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:20 am

“THE CORPORATE TAX IS TOO DAMN HIGH” Party platform will be advocating for only one piece of legislation during the convention. Namely, the end of the Corporate Tax. Jobs, growth, prosperity, et al will flow from that one simple act. Balancing the budget? Well, that’s the people’s problem. Really.

You decide how much government you want and pay for it. We have international competition to contend with. Back to your regularly scheduled blog posts.

Deep Throat

November 4th, 2010
11:22 am

Usuk you are speculating , their is no proof in anything you are saying, grow up admit the people have spoken and realigned the power in Wash. I would love to sit hear and read how your twisted liberal mind works ( does not) but I am off to lunch, which I’m sure I’ll enjoy more than the puke you are always spewing.

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:23 am

Sid Farcas,

“Oh, of course, it is Bush’s fault. Obama has done nothing to hurt the economy. ”

Where did I say it was Bush’s fault? I merely pointed out where the majority of the budget deficit comes from. Essentially is is the fault of Congress, since they pass the budget.

And to jm’s point (thanks for pointing that out), if you want to say under which President’s watch our national debt blossomed, you have to say it started to increase under Carter, ballooned under Reagan and then Bush I, leveled out under Clinton, soared under Bush II and has continued the same trajectory as Bush under Obama.

http://cedarcomm.com/~stevelm1/USDebt.png

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:24 am

jm – I don’t have a name for my party, but my platform is:

1) no christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving

2) 10-year moratorium on certain pieces of classical music (Pachelbel’s Canon, Moonlight Sonata, Carmina Burana, to name a few)

3) 12:30-3:00 naptime (it’ll make the country a happier place to be)

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:24 am

Enter your comments herejm,

“don’t confuse deficit and debt…”

Thanks for making the distinction…I was mixing my terms.

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:25 am

USinUK,

“no christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving”

HELL YEAH! I’m behind that 100%

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:25 am

“puke you are always spewing”

enjoy your lunch – I’m sure we’ll all miss your incisive rhetorical flair

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:25 am

USinUK 11:17 – yes, I can. If the Chinese don’t want to fix it, we have to. Or we can let this messed up ponzi style economic game continue on. And no one wins.

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:26 am

jm – you want to see US inflation skyrocket? raise the value of the renminmnbmsnvbi

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:26 am

USinUK 11:24 – I may have to have dual party allegiances….

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:26 am

oh, and alcohol sales on Sunday – an absolute MUST for my platform.

Jefferson

November 4th, 2010
11:27 am

Why would anyone think the GOP won’t make fools of it supporters, it has for the last 35 years.

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:27 am

USinUK – 11:26 – yes the US needs higher inflation. We wouldn’t have to be printing $ right now but for the stupid CHinese.

JDW

November 4th, 2010
11:27 am

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:04 am
“JDW 11:01 – them damn chinese. 40% undervalued….”

It is, but the flip side is our “value” driven consumers are somewhat satiated. Can you imagine the cry and hue from the consumer if the Yuan appreciated by 40% overnight? It’s like the illegal immigration question, we want their jobs at a livable wage but no one wants to pay more for lawn care, child care, dining out, hotels or food. Can’t have one without the other.

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:27 am

jcb – 11:25 – I am always AMAZED at the numbers of people who support that platform … talk about something that unites the country!

Matti

November 4th, 2010
11:28 am

jm,

How about we eliminate all corporate taxes, mmm-kay? But at the same time, we must eliminate the rights they have that are equal to or greater than the rights of individual citizens who DO pay taxes. Don’t you think that’s fair? NO contributing to elections in any way whatsoever. Not one dime. NO free fire or police service: pay as you go. NO lobbyists in DC or any state. NO use of the courts to enforce contracts, especially “non-compete” contracts that give corporations power over individual lives. That’s a start.

What are your thoughts?

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:29 am

jm – the US needs moderate inflation – but not hyper-inflationm which is what we would have if we let the renminmjninbi find its own level. we need people to buy our goods and services so that we can lower unemployment. that’s not going to happen if the $$$ skyrockets

Paul

November 4th, 2010
11:30 am

Meanwhile, over at Cynthia’s, Harry is lecturing a financial analyst on… financial analysis.

The entertainment never ends…..

Disgusted

November 4th, 2010
11:31 am

Hey, USinUK, will there be any waiver for all the people who leave their Christmas lights hanging all year so as to avoid the burden of taking them down after the holidays?

JDW

November 4th, 2010
11:32 am

USinUK…I am 100% behind your 11:24 platform…do you think we could take it national in 2012?

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:32 am

Of course now, if the Republicans are not going to vote for any type of stimulus, they must figure out how to spur the economy and the job market…while cutting spending.

This ought to be interesting to say the least.

jewcowboy

November 4th, 2010
11:33 am

Paul,

“The entertainment never ends…..”

It usually never does :)

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:33 am

Matti 11:28 – yes. I would ban corporate contributions upon elimination of the corporate tax.

Lobbyists are a more complicated matter. Since corps are still regulated. And I don’t think anyone wants to wholesale deregulate business in return for banning corp lobbyists.

Jackie

November 4th, 2010
11:33 am

President Obama has tried to be a good caretaker of the public trust while trying to give all citizens an opportunity to achieve the American dream.

The Repubs are of the opinion they have all the answers to all the questions saying to everyone who will listen “…this is my country!” Those that purport to be angry about the policies of the Obama Administration can not point out one thing those policies have done to hurt them, yet they complain.

President Obama is cleaning up the horrific problems left to him by his predecessor; TARP, auto bailout, two wars, tax cuts for the rich, the loss of more than 8 million jobs, income stagnation, real estate deflation, rising health care costs that started at 14% of GDP and rising to 18% in less than a year, the US Chamber of Commerce being the bag men for the Chinese and other foreign countries to control of political process, the shredding of rules and policies that offered some protection from the banking/financial industry, the national debt going from $5.5 Trillion to $11 Trillion dollars, are just SOME of the problems inherited, just to name a few problems.

Yet, you hear those so-called conservatives complain about Social Security being an entitlement while loudly proclaiming the government should not cut it because it is going broke in 2014. Without understanding what they are saying, they protest against themselves because they need their Social Security to survive.

JDW

November 4th, 2010
11:34 am

Disgusted

November 4th, 2010
11:31 am
“Hey, USinUK, will there be any waiver for all the people who leave their Christmas lights hanging all year so as to avoid the burden of taking them down after the holidays?”

NO WAIVER…instead we call Singapore and order up the canes!

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:35 am

USinUk 11:29 – moderate inflation. agreed. I didn’t say blow this up overnight. As if it can actually be “managed” in the long term – ha. Only the Chinese believe that.

Anyway, yes, if it could be managed, then it should be revalued over 2 years or so. And it won’t cause hyperinflation. Operations will move to other 3rd world countries to keep costs down. Which would be a good thing…

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:37 am

USinUK – I don’t appreciate your new 3rd party competition. Why so competitive? I think yours’ll get more votes. Darnit. But mine will create more jobs….

JDW

November 4th, 2010
11:39 am

@JM “Operations will move to other 3rd world countries to keep costs down.”

Operations of any size don’t move that quickly…besides appreciation of the Yuan will make China an even more attractive market…operations will flock.

China is in the position of winning no matter what we do…unless of course we don’t need them to hold our dollars any longer.

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:39 am

Disgusted – 11:31 – I call that the Normal Dispensation (after our very own Normal who nearly offed himself last holiday season in the Great Wreath Debacle of 2009) … as long as the lights aren’t lit, they’re okay

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:40 am

JDW – 11:32 – I’ll start my write-in campaign for the 2012 election (hey, it worked for Murkowski!)

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:41 am

JDW – “besides appreciation of the Yuan will make China an even more attractive market” to sell things, but not necessarily to make things. You know, that whole P-Q S-D thing.

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:42 am

jm – 11:35 – it scares me when we’re in violent agreement ;-)

11:37 – hey, with my naptime agenda, a happier consumer is a more-likely-to-spend consumer … supporting the economy and creating jobs! and, let’s face it, sunday alcohol sales won’t hurt, either!

Bosch

November 4th, 2010
11:43 am

USinUK,

The Great Wreath Debacle — I still haven’t gotten that imagery out of my head. Ya’ gotta love our Normal.

Jackie

November 4th, 2010
11:44 am

All the foolishness about corporations paying the second highest corporate tax rate in the world is nonsense. There is a difference between marginal and effective tax rates.

Forbes debunks all the so-called conservatives myths.

http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/01/ge-exxon-walmart-business-washington-corporate-taxes.html

USinUK

November 4th, 2010
11:45 am

Bosch – “The Great Wreath Debacle — I still haven’t gotten that imagery out of my head. Ya’ gotta love our Normal.”

do you think that he’ll be happy that I’m naming a legislative provision after him??

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:45 am

USinUK 11:42 – me too.

I think the November 4th, 2012 election should be held between 12 and 12:30pm.

JDW

November 4th, 2010
11:48 am

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:41 am
“JDW – “besides appreciation of the Yuan will make China an even more attractive market” to sell things, but not necessarily to make things. You know, that whole P-Q S-D thing.”

Indeed I do…I also know that all things being anywhere close to equal companies put ops where the market is. A 40% upswing in the Yuan does not move that needle in most cases.

Jack

November 4th, 2010
11:50 am

Obama’s arrogance is his real problem: it cost him the House & it’ll cost him the presidency.

Jackie

November 4th, 2010
11:53 am

@Jack

Could you give substance to the word arrogance to further the understanding of why President Obama is vilified?

JB

November 4th, 2010
11:53 am

@Nofreecheese

Your assumption is that you get to choose between standing in line for government money and working with dignity for money. That’s very idealistic. The choice is receiving government benefits or nothing. I don’t believe in supporting the “takers” for a lifetime, but I do believe in giving people a hand up when they need it, so they can contribute later. I know a few people who were on food stamps for a while who went on to start very successful businesses. They now pay the taxes to help the next guy who needs a hand.

Some of this is for selfish reasons. Hiring people and having them show up to work is a lot easier when they are healthy and have a decent education.

Paulo977

November 4th, 2010
11:54 am

Del
10:30 am

“India takes more than it gives ” Wonder who took and who gave in the Bhopal Disaster? Apart from that , what are your for GIVING and Taking?

Paulo977

November 4th, 2010
11:56 am

Sorry omitted word in India taking more than it gives CRITERIA

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:59 am

JDW – my buddy in Hong Kong says you’re wrong. not kidding.

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
12:02 pm

well, as far as the arrogance thing(which Bush had some too), Obama repeatedly tells us that “I” am the President, that is was “I” that got elected in 2008(as if we don’t know, heck, WE elected you, you don’t have to keep telling us that) all the while sticking that weak little chin up in the air when he talks. nobody in their right mind can’t deny that he is a little arrogant..

Paulo977

November 4th, 2010
12:02 pm

Matti
11:28am

Fair?? But of course more than..!!!

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
12:05 pm

and I’m still trying to figure out, in the history of the Presidency, has there been one that says the other party can get in the ‘back seat’?? now, all of a sudden, he’s ready to ‘compromise’..

Paulo977

November 4th, 2010
12:17 pm

Jack Bull
Are you sure that his arrogance is the REAL reason you obviously dislike him?

This article on his accomplishments , by someone well informed,Ahem!,suggests he was a pretty hard worker for the people

http://thehistoricalcontext.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/obama%E2%80%99s-accomplishments/

JDW

November 4th, 2010
12:24 pm

jm

November 4th, 2010
11:59 am
“JDW – my buddy in Hong Kong says you’re wrong. not kidding.”

Of course he does…Hong Kong is not Mainline China. It is a whole different cost basis and may well be the most expensive place in the world. I do agree a 40% bump would be a big bad deal in Hong Kong and cause a big exodus.

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
12:36 pm

i’m not so sure it is obvious that i dislike him. that’s not true at all. all i’m saying is that you really can’t deny that he is a little arrogant, which is fine with me..it takes all kinds to make the world go round. how boring would it be if we all were alike?

now, i don’t agree with SOME of his policies. so, i guess you could say that i don’t like him in that regard. the ‘back seat’ comment was a little childish, for a President, wasn’t it? and i don’t like that he’s going to make me purchase something that i don’t really want. and i’m a little scared that my power bill will double if he gets his ‘cap and trade’ bill. that’s all..

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
12:38 pm

Paulo, i’m trying to figure out what you’re insuating the REAL reason would be? help me out some, please..

Nofreecheese

November 4th, 2010
12:58 pm

JB,

From the age of 12-17 I was in the Florida foster care system; predictably, most of my foster care system peers are now the dregs of society (jail, drugs, trailer park types, etc…)or dead (not from old age). I was fortunate to have had private individuals take me into their home and raise me–rather than a government or quasi-government institution.

While I’m oversimplifying, the government obviously had to take on the responsibility of caring for me; however, it was the efforts of benevolent citizens that enabled me to grow up to be a good citizen. You have much more ability to use your “wealth” in a manner that brings about more good than government; the government should merely put forth policy which allows this. Unfortunately, our political class doesn’t want to relinquish the power associated w/ controlling the purse strings.

Your assumption is that you get to choose between standing in line for government money and working with dignity for money. That’s very idealistic. The choice is receiving government benefits or nothing. I don’t believe in supporting the “takers” for a lifetime, but I do believe in giving people a hand up when they need it, so they can contribute later. I know a few people who were on food stamps for a while who went on to start very successful businesses. They now pay the taxes to help the next guy who needs a hand.

Some of this is for selfish reasons. Hiring people and having them show up to work is a lot easier when they are healthy and have a decent education.

Paulo977

November 4th, 2010
1:00 pm

Jack Bull

Considering that the man has really done some useful things that don’t go together with arrogance , there may be some other reason for your dislike of him which I am unable to figure out !!!

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
1:28 pm

when you say ‘useful things’, what exactly are you talking about? and you can’t figure my dislike of the man, because it’s just not true. simple enough? but, you were insuating something when you said ‘the REAL’ reason, weren’t you?

and as far as the arrogance thing, all i’m saying is that i agree with whomever said that he was. and he is, there’s no denying that. i don’t have a problem with that. again, that’s a simple observation.

jm

November 4th, 2010
1:54 pm

JDW – no. their office is in HK. The business is operated, and the export factories are in mainland. 40% change in FX rate would drastically change how China works.

Karl Childers

November 4th, 2010
2:15 pm

Hey Bookman, if sensible elected officials didn’t have to spend valuable time taking apart the Obamacare time-bomb then maybe they would have more time to spend on other pressing problems. I think they have it just about right – protect our national solvency first and foremost – and the best way to do that is take Obama out of the equation.

Paulo977

November 4th, 2010
2:34 pm

Jack Bull

Again , in case you missed it when I first sent it re: ” USEFUL THINGS”

http://thehistoricalcontext.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/obama%E2%80%99s-accomplishments/

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
3:27 pm

oh,i read it, and most of it is BS, some he doesn’t get to take the credit for(mainly number 4), the 50 mill uninsured(that number sure does move aroung alot, sometimes its 30, sometimes its 12) and i know we’re not including the number of illegal immigrants there, are we? the pay cap on white house staff, yeah right, Michelle herself has more ‘assistants’ than the previous 8 presidents combined. but i was asking you, not someone who is a fincial backer of Obama. what has he done that is useful to you?

and i’ll give him credit for maybe 10 of those on the list..good for him..

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
3:29 pm

a great leader never takes the credit, but always takes the blame..

and i say reward the rich, they do all the hiring!! the fact is, when the rich are doing well, so are the middle class..

[...] Jay Bookman notes at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, though, it is rather extraordinary to hear such a statement from a prominent politician: McConnell isn’t some talk-radio host trying to work his audience into a lather. He’s [...]

Ninja

November 4th, 2010
4:41 pm

Anybody that was surprised or offended by that doesn’t know republicans.

Ninja

November 4th, 2010
5:17 pm

“and i say reward the rich, they do all the hiring!! the fact is, when the rich are doing well, so are the middle class..”

Yeah, that’s what they used to call feudalism. Didn’t work so well.

The way it is

November 4th, 2010
6:41 pm

Repubichairs can kiss my ass!

The way it is

November 4th, 2010
6:51 pm

To the genius who said:
“and i say reward the rich, they do all the hiring!! the fact is, when the rich are doing well, so are the middle class..”

Not when the jobs are all overseas. So, how’s your commute to India? (bunch of dumb a*holes!)

jack bull

November 4th, 2010
10:11 pm

resort to name calling,,,how original of you…all the jobs are overseas? thanks for admitting Obama isn’t bringing any jobs here anytime soon. that’s mighty honorably of ya..

Reward the rich, they do all the hiring….i never see the ‘middle class’ hire anyone, do you?