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Mitch McConnell Accuses Democrats Of "Ideological Fanaticism" Over Taxes

Pictured: a middle-of-the-road pragmatist who loves to compromise whenever possible. Here's Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, discussing the looming battle over the "Fiscal Cliff" with Sean Hannity. Senate Minority Leader

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Pictured: a middle-of-the-road pragmatist who loves to compromise whenever possible.

Here's Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, discussing the looming battle over the "Fiscal Cliff" with Sean Hannity.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday cited recent comments from Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.) and other Democrats that suggested they would be willing to let all the current tax rates expire at the end of the year if they don’t get their preferred deal.

“It’s ideological fanaticism. They are so fixated on raising taxes that they’re willing to do anything,” McConnell said in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “It shows you how rigidly ideological they are.

So, to review: Democrats want to keep taxes at their current historic lows for 98.5% of the population. Republicans are willing to throw that all away because they insist on keeping taxes at historic lows for rich people.

But the Democrats are the fanatics.

By the way, the GOP's "lower for rich people or else" position puts them not only at odds with voters generally -- but with voters in their own party.

But the Democrats are the ideologically rigid ones.

Freud, anyone?

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