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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:12 PM

Mitch McConnell goes public on how this whole fiscal cliff debacle is all the Democrats fault.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today:

“You’ll excuse me if I’m a little frustrated at the situation we find ourselves in. But last night, President Obama called Congressional leaders from Hawaii and asked if there was something we could do to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

“I say I’m a little frustrated because we’ve been asking the President and Democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months — months. A plan that would simplify the tax code, shrink the deficit, protect the taxpayers, and grow the economy. But Democrats consistently rejected those offers.

“The President chose to spend his time on the campaign trail instead — even after he got re-elected — and Congressional Democrats sat on their hands.

“Democrats have had an entire year to put forward a balanced, bipartisan proposal. If they had something that fit the bill, I’m sure the Majority Leader would have been able to deliver the votes the President would have needed to pass it here in the Senate. And we wouldn’t be in this mess. But here we are, once again, at the end of the year staring at a crisis we should have dealt with months ago.

“Make no mistake: the only reason Democrats have been trying to deflect attention onto me and my colleagues over the past few weeks is that they don’t have a plan of their own that could get bipartisan support. The so-called Senate bill that the Majority Leader keeps referring to passed with only Democrat votes. And despite his repeated calls for the House to pass it, he knows as well as I do that he himself is the reason it can’t happen. The paperwork never left the Senate, so there’s nothing for the House to vote on.


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Ah. So now we know why we are in trouble. The Democrats fell down on the job.

So this is what the public will hear and a great many will believe in spite of what the reality is.
The GOP sure gets a lot of mileage out of that old standby, the blame game.
They create a problem, blame it on the Democrats and from then on it's the Democrat's problem.
Works every time.

Sheesh.

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Reply Mitch McConnell goes public on how this whole fiscal cliff debacle is all the Democrats fault. (Original post)
Kablooie Dec 2012 OP
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #1
n2doc Dec 2012 #2
appleannie1 Dec 2012 #3
warrior1 Dec 2012 #4
zbdent Dec 2012 #5
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #6
cbrer Dec 2012 #7
gulliver Dec 2012 #9
Make7 Dec 2012 #8
hfojvt Dec 2012 #10
TransitJohn Dec 2012 #11

Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:14 PM

1. Yertle the Turtle speaks.

What a thorough jerk and joke.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:20 PM

2. Hey Doterage Mutant Worthless Turtle:

How about passing a bill first? Yer buddy orange man can't seem to do it. Neither can you. So shut your beak.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:25 PM

3. The Thugs can't even agree with themselves. I suppose he thinks that is the Dem's fault too

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:29 PM

4. no body believes that

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:30 PM

5. and who exactly got the "liberally-biased media" to allow him to give the "rebuttal"

to the President's remarks on just about everything?

It wasn't Mitch, but it was a Republican ... I have no doubt that, if Obama came on to rebut the rebuttal, the "liberally-biased media" sure as hell would have let the Boner have the last word.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:33 PM

6. McConnell is having a serious senior moment.

He says the Democrats has not worked with them and says they passed a bill with only Democrats voting for it. Sounds like the Republicans are not working with the Democrats. They have gotten too comfortable doing nothing. What is wrong with McConnell speaking to Boehner about a reasonable bill in which will pass the House and Senate? The answer is any bill which gets passed in the House will require Democrat support to get it passed because of hard headed TP's. Congress is pathetic, I might add Texan representatives are a big part of the problem. I write them on regular basis but they just are unable to governor just obstruct.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:40 PM

7. Introduce ideas, and then filibuster his own idea...

 

Yeah... the GOP has been soooooooo helpful!

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Response to cbrer (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:47 PM

9. +1

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:41 PM

8. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives

Who is in charge of the House?

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:00 PM

10. doesn't everybody know

that a "balance, bipartisan" approach is impossible - because of Republicans.

Republicans refuse to raise taxes on the rich. Boehner certainly proved that. Republicans will not even increase taxes on people making more than $1,000,000.

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Response to Kablooie (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:09 PM

11. That's kind of an unbelievable statement

And it's even more unbelievable that the people he's playing to by giving it believe it, too.

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