Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell has told America he will do anything to obstruct progress, no matter what the issue (jobs, healthcare, growing the economy) just to fight the President of the United States.
Mitch said this, while America was in the deepest throes of the Bush Great Recession, losing 800,000 jobs in the month before Obama was inaugurated: 'The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president'
More important than American jobs, Mitch?
Well, after five years of No, McConnell's term is up, and guess what?
The deepest of red states, Kentucky, is where the President suffered his biggest margin of defeat (60%-38%). McConnell, as the incumbent senior senator from Kentucky, the state that thinks Rand Paul is qualified to be a senator, should be an easy ride to reelection. Mitch has already railroaded Ashley Judd out of the race with negative advertising before she even announced a candidacy.
So how badly is Mitch beating a second tier Democrat in the reddest state in our great Union? The two most recent polls, from this week:
- PPP (some claim left bias): Grimes leading McConnell, 45-44 Web Link
- Mellman (Grimes internal): Grimes leading McConnell, 44-42 Web Link
No word from McConnell internal polling this week. They're obstructing it for some reason. Obstruction by habit, Mitch? Or is it that bad?
Americans want action on the economy and jobs. They do not want today's vote on obamacare - the 40th useless House vote (yes, FORTY TIMES - see Einsteins definition of insanity) to repeal the law that prevents insurance companies from implementing the dreaded "pre-exisiting conditions" rule on Americans in need of medical care.
Get to work Mitch, pass some laws that HELP AMERICANS. Stop fighting our President, he already won. Keep up the obstructionism, and you may not be able to say the same about yourself.
Obstructionism is not an American value.