October 29, 2014

Maybe Mitch McConnell is feeling the heat from his declaration that Kynect is 'just a website' and that he wants to rip out Obamacare 'root and branch' to replace it with a weak sauce free-market screw-the-people plan.

Or maybe he's just a damn liar. Either way, this little song and dance made me laugh:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) downplayed the prospects of repealing Obamacare if Republicans win control of the Senate next week, which they are slightly favored to do in numerous forecasts.

Appearing Tuesday on Fox News, he was asked by host Neil Cavuto if he'd push for "defunding and getting rid of the Affordable Care Act" as majority leader.

"Well, it's the top of my list, but remember who's in the White House for two more years. Obviously, he's not going to sign a full repeal," McConnell said. "It would take 60 votes in the Senate. Nobody thinks we're going to have 60 Republicans. And it would take a president — presidential signature. No one thinks we're going to get that."

Well now, that's a bit of a different tune than he sang when he debated Alison Lundergan Grimes, isn't it? Why yes, it is.

“Kentucky Kynect is a website. It was paid for by a two-hundred-and-some-odd-million-dollar grant from the federal government. The website can continue but in my view the best interests of the country would be achieved by pulling out ObamaCare root and branch,” McConnell said in a debate with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for Senate.

I didn't hear him say he was going to repeal it, or force hard votes on Democrats, did you? Root and branch, Senator McConnell. That's what you said.

Alison Lundergan Grimes could take McConnell out if people turn out to vote. If every single one of the people who are benefitting from the ACA in Kentucky chose to vote for the Senator most likely to preserve it, McConnell would be dead in the water.

He's running scared.

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