I’ve been saying it all along and now Mitch McConnell is validating it:
Before the health care fight, before the economic stimulus package, before President Obama even took office, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader, had a strategy for his party: use his extensive knowledge of Senate procedure to slow things down, take advantage of the difficulties Democrats would have in governing and deny Democrats any Republican support on big legislation.
Republicans embraced it. Democrats denounced it as rank obstructionism. Either way, it has led the two parties, as much as any other factor, to where they are right now. Republicans are monolithically against the health care legislation, leaving the president and his party executing parliamentary back flips to get it passed, conservatives revived, liberals wondering what happened.
In the process, Mr. McConnell, 68, a Kentuckian more at home plotting tactics in the cloakroom than writing legislation in a committee room or exhorting crowds on the campaign trail, has come to embody a kind of oppositional politics that critics say has left voters cynical about Washington, the Senate all but dysfunctional and the Republican Party without a positive agenda or message.
See that? They hadn’t even seen the Democratic plans yet and decided to vote against them. They don’t give a crap how good a plan might be. The Democrats could put forth a plan that eliminates taxes, employees every American, gets rid of our national debt and gives every American full coverage health insurance and the Republicans would vote no.
They are not in office to serve the country – they are in to only serve their party. It seems like communist Russia all over again, where party trumps everything. The GOP – the party that hates Democracy.