A broke clock is right twice a day.
Mitch McConnell, the man who broke America
By Dana Milbank Opinion writer
“No majority leader wants written on his tombstone that he presided over the end of the Senate,” the minority leader said.
He continued: “Breaking the rules to change the rules is un-American. I just hope the majority leader thinks about his legacy, the future of his party, and, most importantly, the future of our country before he acts.”
Are these the words of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as the Republican majority changed Senate rules this week to do away with filibusters of Supreme Court nominations?
Actually, they were uttered in 2013, by then-Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), when Democrats pushed through a similar filibuster change for lesser nominations.
That McConnell did a 180 on the topic — going from the institutional defender of the filibuster to the man who destroyed it — is unsurprising. He has frequently shifted his views to suit the needs of the moment. But in this case McConnell was correct in 2013, and what he just did this week was even more ruinous than what he accused the Democrats of doing then.
By rights, McConnell’s tombstone should say that he presided over the end of the Senate. And I’d add a second line: “He broke America.” No man has done more in recent years to undermine the functioning of U.S. government. His has been the epitome of unprincipled leadership, the triumph of tactics in service of short-term power.
After McConnell justified his filibuster-ending “nuclear option” by saying it would be beneficial for the Senate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said this: “Whoever says that is a stupid idiot.”
McConnell is no idiot. He is a clever man who does what works for him in the moment, consequences be damned.
McConnell is a vile man. He’s a traitor to this country.
I don’t fault President Obama for much….but, I do fault him for believing in any way, that Mitch McConnell is a patriot, when, in fact, he made the decision, on January 20, 2009, in the midst of the greatest economic downtown since the Great Depression, to commit ECONOMIC TREASON against this country, by refusing to help President Obama bring this country out of that darkness. He didn’t help. He didn’t lift one finger to help this country recover.
And, in the midst of the greatest economic downturn, McConnell said his top priority was to make sure that Barack Obama was a 1-term President. We were losing 750,000 jobs/per month in January 2009, but THAT wasn’t his top priority?
So, since he had already committed ECONOMIC TREASON against this country…
How far would the step be when finding out that a hostile foreign power was trying to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election….to NOT AGREE WITH THE CIA’S FINDINGS AND MAKE A PUBLIC STATEMENT WITH THE OTHER PARTY. Playing politics with the attempt of a hostile foreign power determined to UNDERMINE AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY.
Instead of choosing country, he did what traitors do.
I don’t want to hear anything about patriotism with regards to McConnell. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.