From a political standpoint, I'm not seeing an advantage in reminding voters about who was responsible for the October, 2013 government shutdown. Mitch McConnell seems to be shooting himself in the foot with this one, since it was universally unpopular with everyone but Teabirchers.
From a messaging standpoint, I'm surprised McConnell didn't just call President Obama "boy."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised in no uncertain terms that he'd use must-pass spending bills to force confrontations with President Barack Obama over policy reforms if he's elected majority leader.
"We're going to pass spending bills, and they're going to have a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy," McConnell told Politico while traveling on his campaign bus across Kentucky. "That’s something he won’t like, but that will be done. I guarantee it."
The Kentucky Republican added that Obama "needs to be challenged, and the best way to do that is through the funding process."
What a polite way of saying the boy needs to be whupped! Give him some damn discipline, am I right?
McConnell has to be desperate to risk trotting out the shutdown to gain a few racist votes here and there. Wouldn't it be delicious to see him lose to Grimes?
The more things change, the more they stay the same. On the eve of midterms elections that could make him House Speaker, John Boehner announced, "This is not a time for compromise." His lieutenant Mike Pence (R-IN) echoed that line, declaring Read more...
Sen. Majority Leader (D-NV) on Monday compared Republicans like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to film characters "Thelma & Louise" for their plan to shut down the government if President Barack Obama's health care law was not defunded.