Monday, November 8, 2010

Mitch McConnell's Agenda

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the American people "didn't fall in love" with the GOP on Tuesday, and that new Republican lawmakers have "very clear marching orders" from voters after the midterm elections. More importantly, he puts "making sure Obama is a one term president" at the top of his sgenda. The Republicans are quick to let it be known that they come to the table under the flag of "NO Compromise".

This tells me that the GOP misread the message from the 2010 midterm elections. John Wright  of wrote about Negotisting with Nutjobs.

"There was tactical genius behind the Republican victory, rooted in outright lies, distortion, and the co-option of widespread, irrational, and racist hatred for Obama. Right-wingers swayed rational voters by systematically misrepresenting Obama's policies (death panels, government takeover) and reducing everything into simplistic bumper sticker slogans like "End Obamacare" and "Stop Socialism." The Obama-hating rhetoric is non-stop: he's "the Antichrist," "a Muslim," a "socialist," a "fascist," a "communist," "anti-American," and even "racist.
This mendacity has leeched into the national debate. Respected pollsters have found that across the nation, 57 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a Muslim, 58 percent doubt whether Obama was born in the United States, and 63 percent call him a "socialist." Only 32 percent oppose his impeachment. The Republicans' new-found House majority will grant power and influence to those who gush the most egregious lies against Obama, including Michele "prom queen" Bachmann and Joe "You Lie!" Wilson.

Don't forget Joe Barton, the guy who apologized to BP after the Gulf oil spill. He's slated to chair the Energy Committee in Congress. Wow, what a reward!

With their eyes to regaining the White House in 2012, the party of "No" is back! The beauty of it all is that the leader is a guy who looks like and acts like "Wormtail" of Harry Potter fame

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