Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insists there will no more government shutdonws and has pledged to begin talks “at some point.” McConnell said he is willing to negotiate with Democrats and hopes to find a way forward with Democrats through negotiations.
“Let me say it again, no more government shutdowns,” he told reporters. “We have divided government. The different parties control the Congress, control the White House, and at some point we’ll negotiate the way forward,” he said.
Except that has not worked in the past has it?
The Republican party, or at least the establishment Republicans is flat out scared to challenge the Democrats on any issue. That isn’t why they were elected of course, but it is why they wont be re-elected.
Republicans took control of the Senate in 2012 after taking control of the House in 2010 and you would know it. In fact, it is hard to recollect anything that Republicans have accomplished in that time, except trying to stay of the Obama Administration way – they do that very well.
The Republican Party is content to lay low, hoping to spring a surprise attack in November 2016. It is a dangerous strategy, if it can be called a strategy.
Mark Levin recently declared that, “The Republican Party won the majority on a lie.” Levin argued that on every issue from Obamacare to executive amnesty to Obamatrade, the establishment Republican Party has refused to represent the interests of Americans.” addressing the 37th annual National Conservative Student Conference hosted by the Young America’s Foundation.
“John Boehner is essentially delivering for Barack Obama everything Barack Obama wants. Just because you’re dressed up as a Republican doesn’t make it so,” Levin added.
With the pledge for no government shutdown the Republican Party essentially declared the fight to defund Planned Parenthood over.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer, (D) warned Republicans would risk a shutdown by trying to add controversial policy provisions, such as a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood, to a year-end spending bill.
Basically Schumer is saying “we win”.
Red State writer Bill S took things a step further with McConnell and his ineptness.
“Sen. Mitch McConnell must never be re-elected to office. I do not care if it’s a primary, where we most certainly must not support him, or the general election. I will donate to his opponent, no matter whether the primary or the general. I would rather see a pro-death, anti-gun, zombie-infected, flamboyant cross-dressing, virgin-eating cannibal elected before I see that man ever win another election…for U.S. Senate or any other office”
Yesterday it was Sen Harry Reid and his faulty moral compass. Today Sen. Mitch McConnell and it is hard to tell the difference.