December 17, 2013

This is how Mitch McConnell can say he keeps his promises. In 2011, he promised more hostage-taking over the debt ceiling because it worked so well for them in 2013, right?


The Kentucky Republican said "I doubt" many GOP members in the House or Senate would agree to lifting the country's borrowing authority without conditions attached.

"I can't imagine it being done clean," he said.

While he said the debt limit is an opportunity for Republicans to get President Barack Obama's attention, McConnell suggested it'd be the House GOP majority's job to come up with any demands in order to avert defaulting on the country's obligations.

Once again, Democrats are vowing not to negotiate, and this debate will come in May, right in the middle of midterm primaries.

Hey, if Republicans want to shoot themselves in the other foot in the middle of midterm elections, who am I to stop them? I'll just pop the popcorn and watch.

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