Mitch McConnell, making word noises that he hopes will please the loons who show up to cast primary votes in KY.
Despite agreeing to a budget this month, it seems Congressional Republicans are not yet done holding the economic fate of the country hostage in order to pass aspects of its agenda. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told host Chris Wallace that it would be “irresponsible” for Republicans not to try to add amendments to a bill raising the debt ceiling, which they may need to pass as early late February. Failure
My prediction: (1) everyone sees through stuff like this. Ted Cruz has a niche and Mitch McConnell has his, and we all know that Mitch will not do anything to wreck the credit of the United States. Also, (2) McConnell will get re-elected. Aside from that being a safe bet any year, my prediction hinges on Mitch gaining a perverse benefit from Kentucky’s remarkably smooth implementation of Obamacare. A significant number of the poor white voters who McConnell needs loathe Obama but care enough about their family’s well being to sign up for Medicaid or Kynect KY anyway. Mitch can hate the ACA as much as he wants but, referring back to (1), everyone knows that he will not tear down heaven and Earth to make it go away. On the other hand everyone understands that all bets are off with a tea party insurgent. McConnell’s compromise position can look awfully appealing for people who have no interest in voting for a Democrat but also prefer not to see the world torn down so they can lose their diabetes medication.