Don’t Cry for Me Octogenarian. The Truth Is I Could Never Stand You.
The 111th Congress, including the ‘Lame Duck’ session has been one of the most productive in history in spite of “NO” appreciable cooperation by the republicans in both the House and the Senate. Everyone has their favorite villains, and one of mine is Mitch McConnell – a man who’s transparent evil leaves me breathless as to HOW he keeps getting reelected(?) Perhaps there’s something being placed in the drinking water rendering his constituents perpetually stupid. OH… I forgot, he’s from Alabama where perpetual stupidity is the hallmark of state-wide pride.
McConnell is a man who has said “NO” to the ‘Health Care Bill’ – fought and won killing the ’Public Option’ thus watering-down the effectiveness of the bill. He unconscionably voted “NO” for health care for the heroic first responders working at the site of 9/11 — a disproportionate number of whom are now dying prematurely from illnesses they suffered which are directly related to the risks they took saving lives, recovering the dead, and proving their patriotism.
McConnell said “NO” to the ‘Dream Act.’ – “NO” to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” And “NO” to the ‘START Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia’ which is vital to our national security, claiming there wasn’t enough time to review it before the end of the Lame Duck session. The START Treaty was signed by the Russians, and has been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk for EIGHT FREAKIN’ MONTHS ! McConnell’s ONLY goal is to be an obstructionist in an effort to bring-down the Obama presidency. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about what’s good for the nation. This is a chess game in his eyes, and winning is everything to him without regard for how many lives are adversely impacted. He did however ‘stonewall’ until the extension of the Bush tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires were firmly in place.
The man has elevated hypocrisy to an art form – saying “NO” to ‘earmarks’ – which are a comparatively small portion of the national budget – this, in his eyes is a ‘cost-saving’ measure. but only because the low-information voters who comprise the Tea Party say-so. In reaction, McConnell has made an ’about-face’ and views ‘earmarks’ as the devil’s work. No one mentions he holds the record for wasteful-spending through earmarks – mea culpa – mea culpa.
Mitch McConnell has spoken out blatantly stating “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Not word one about what would be good for the country – only that his party who spent 8 years lying, cheating, misleading, starting illegal wars, killing and destroying the environment and the economy — be restored to power — by a white Republican candidate, of course. This man, along with other congressional playground-bullies such as the hateful Jim DeMint, the tearful John Boehner, and the perpetually self-contradictory John McCain do not have any useful answers for this nation – nor for our world standing.
I dread the ramifications of a diminished democratic vote in the Senate, but I’m horrified by what a Republican House majority will do to turn back the hands of time to the ‘bad old days’. ‘Conservative’ has come to mean ‘backward toward the future’ – Liberal has come to mean ‘progressive efforts to insure there IS a future.’
At least Mitch McConnell, even while bitching about the National Deficit HE helped create, was able to retain his own selfish tax-breaks for America’s wealthiest Americans — who do NOT create jobs by the way… These people can’t even live long enough to spend the money they currently HAVE. The middle-class needs the tax breaks. The rich do not. A great many of the wealthy, including Warren Buffet are people of conscience who disapprove of the tax breaks being sent their way. But the aforementioned wealthy Americans have a sense of patriotism – a concept lost on Mitch McConnell.
As of 1PM today, the American national debt is $13,899,297,890,117.80 – or 4.25 BILLION per day. The tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans will cause our nation to have to borrow more capitol from Russia and China adding another $13.86 trillion to the national debt, PLUS accrued interest. And Mitch McConnell wants to cut ‘entitlement programs’ for the needy. How about making-up the difference by taking FROM the GREEDY instead?!!!
The Dishonorable, Senator Mitch McConnell wept openly when fellow Republican, Judd Gregg retired. He and John Boehner have a running contest to see who can embarrass themselves more times by crying on CSPAN.
Too bad neither of them can find it in their hearts to openly weep in shame for all the hardship and evil they’ve wrought upon the people of our country.
|An older assault on Mitch McConnell’s integrity – or lack thereof.|