McConnell Says It: We’ll Have No Solution with Obama in Oval Office

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, from the Wall Street Journal: “McConnell Says Real Deal Not Possible with Obama.” Now, I don’t know if the Senate has anybody in these meetings, but McConnell actually said… You don’t walk back from this. Listen to this: “A real solution to US fiscal problems isn’t possible as long as Barack Obama remains in office Mitch McConnell said today, heightening the rhetoric surrounding the debt ceiling debate.” I don’t know how you walk back from that. You go say something like that, you are committed to it. That’s not something you tell the Washington Post tomorrow, “You know what? Well, wait a minute.”

I mean, I guess you could tell the Washington Post, “I was thinking something else.” You wouldn’t. I mean, you don’t walk this back. A real solution’s not possible as long as Obama’s in office? “McConnell said he had gone into negotiations in good faith over how to formulate a deficit reduction package to accompany an increase in the debt limit, ‘But after years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office a real solution is unattainable,'” and he said it on the floor. He said it on the Senate floor. It isn’t possible — a real solution isn’t possible — with Obama in the Oval Office.

The New York Times. See, this story also part of the plan that the left, Democrats in the White House, the Democrat Party, and the media have: “Obama is Grasping Centrist Banner in Debt Impasse.” Jackie Calmes writing in the New York Times: “Seeking to shed the image of big government liberal that Republicans used effectively against him last year…” They were only able to use it, by the way, because it works. ‘Cause it’s true. Calling him a “big government liberal” is actually being nice. Calling Barack Obama “a big government liberal” is downplaying what he is. “Seeking to shed the image of big government liberal that Republicans used effectively against him last year, he has made or offered policy compromises on an array of issues and cast himself in the role of the adult referee for both parties’ gamesmanship, or the parent of stubborn children.”



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