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Did you expect more of McConnell?

L.A. Times 2012/12/27 05:20:12
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This time of year, Republican leader Mitch McConnell's office suite, steps away from the Senate floor, often crackles with a fire in the hearth. On Wednesday, it sat shuttered and almost empty.

The cold stillness captured the state of affairs as senators and President Obama prepared to return to work Thursday facing an imminent deadline to avoid across-the-board tax increases and large spending cuts scheduled to take effect Tuesday.

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  • **StarzAbove** 2012/12/28 19:24:23
    No
    **StarzAbove**
    +31
    No, he said four years ago that his only goal was to make sure Obama was a one term president, and since that didn't happen, he will not cooperate at all with the president. He's nothing but a bitter old man that needs to retire since he won't do what he was hired to do....and that is to work for the betterment of the American people. He's a selfish old bitter man.

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  • Ahzz 2013/01/18 17:38:41
    Yes
    Ahzz
    What one expects from a public figure and what one can predict the public figure will do are two completely different things. 8-P

    I expect him to do his job by working with the POTUS and other voting blocs of congress.

    I predict he'll just block and lie.
  • Mo 2013/01/08 23:50:32
    No
    Mo
    Woosie boy.
  • Foxy Warrior Guru 2013/01/02 19:41:51
    No
    Foxy Warrior Guru
    No, he's proven too many times in the past he's a heartless piece of camel dung.
  • Zee Black 2013/01/02 18:21:07
    No
    Zee Black
    Loser
  • Sister Jean 2013/01/02 18:12:19
    No
    Sister Jean
    no
  • Todd The Libertarian 2013/01/02 16:32:57
    No
    Todd The Libertarian
    +1
    Hillbilly Mitch made a tax cut last forever.He just caters to the tea wackos to much.
  • John T. 2013/01/02 15:42:47
    Yes
    John T.
    Mitch McConnell is one of the prime examples of why we need term limits. Out of touch and out of time. If he spent more time working on realistic solutions to our problems and less on a useless hate campaign, the country would be better off.
  • Mike 2013/01/02 15:15:20
    No
    Mike
    +1
    So tell me again why your surprised of any of this...???....American people have been duped....Remember in the debates when questions were asked about deficit cuts...???....Oh you don't..??..That's because there were none.....NO one asked about the deficit and how to start paying that off.........So yea...Why again are the AMERICAN people surprised at this..????......Hey folks....WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED...both Yahoo's on that debate floor said they would raise taxes....haha....and now the AMERICAN people are crying that they have to pay it.....hahaha....HOW does it feel to be called a person being a "TINFOIL FOOL"...hahaha......Cause if you voted for either one of those idiots....that's exactly what you are..!...Face it ...you got duped...and now it's time to pay up....so quit your belly aching and suck it up and pay the bill....YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED.....I didn't cause I didn't vote for this mess....YOU DID..!
  • Grandpa 2013/01/02 15:00:51 (edited)
  • Risk 2013/01/02 14:27:08
    No
    Risk
    +2
    I expected more from Harry Reid !
  • William Gill~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/02 02:23:12
    No
    William Gill~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Sadly this is just what I expected from him. I wish for once they would surprise me and do what's right.
  • mwf122090 2013/01/02 01:24:17
    No
    mwf122090
    He's a piece of crap.
  • Nareen Lake 2013/01/02 00:11:08
    Yes
    Nareen Lake
    +1
    All of the old wood Republicans need to be replaced. They are RHINOs. We need a congress filled with tea party members that have the guts to impreach the Obamanation and to fight against his tyrannical socialistic government.
  • RYKM 2013/01/02 00:10:15
    No
    RYKM
    +1
    Oh hell no.
  • trentinafur 2013/01/01 20:26:48
    Yes
    trentinafur
    +1
    I expect - I demand - more from our Senators and Congresspeople. And when they fail to live up to those expectations - they need to be fired, and replaced by someone who will do the job.

    Having a political goal - making Obama a 1-term President (which failed, of course) - as a #1 goal is sickening - and sad. So yes - I do expect more from "the Walrus".

    goal obama 1-term president 1 goal sickening sad expect walrus
  • Zippcodey trentin... 2013/01/02 06:15:56
    Zippcodey
    +1
    These guys are all CFR members, all they will do is give you another one of the same. They act like they are for this country and it's people. They are all out for themselves, to deceive and keep power as long as they can. While they tear this country down piece by piece, till it collapses on itself. John Boehner is of the same stock, what happened to the true men in this country, they sure are not in Washington.
  • trentin... Zippcodey 2013/01/02 06:28:42
    trentinafur
    +1
    sigh.....I suspect you are right.
  • Wulfdane 2013/01/01 20:18:14 (edited)
    No
    Wulfdane
    +1
    For McConnell to do what is right, would mean rejecting any budget that raises taxes without major spending cuts, including slashing our bloated welfare system and bringing it back to the emergency safety net it was intended to be.

    Any deal that does not balance the budget must be rejected, or else the status quo will continue. I do not believe McConnell has the conviction to do what is right.
  • Nareen ... Wulfdane 2013/01/02 00:14:36
    Nareen Lake
    Even if they have budget cuts, Obama will just give away the money to his Islamic brothers like he has been doing & the rebuilding of Mosques. He will never, ever stop spending. You have elected another 4 yrs. of out of control spending by the Dumbocrats.
  • BILL 2013/01/01 15:47:39
  • YouSirName 2013/01/01 15:32:44
    No
    YouSirName
    +2
    McConnell is a blow-hard know-nothing without ethical principles. Why would I expect more?
  • S. Gompers 2013/01/01 14:01:45
    No
    S. Gompers
    +2
    It is actually what I expected...
  • illinoyed 2013/01/01 08:40:18
    No
    illinoyed
    +3
    He failed in his number one mission: to make Obama a one term president.

    The turtle needs to stay in his shell.
  • mwg0735 2013/01/01 07:07:23
  • W Voolzk 2013/01/01 05:58:26
    No
    W Voolzk
    +1
    Their is a core political venue within both parties that will not listen to reason except NO, NO
  • Broddy 2013/01/01 05:28:18 (edited)
    No
    Broddy
    +4
    He is a Senior member of the US Congress, i have come to expect nothing from them anymore since that leads to less disappointment.



    The entire United States Federal Government has become a Broken machine incapable of functioning as it was intended.
    Flag in distress
  • Nareen ... Broddy 2013/01/02 00:19:46
    Nareen Lake
    +1
    Making a perfect environment for Obama to become a dictator. Cloward-Priven (the majority dependent on the government), disarmament, monetary gifts for cooperation (he increased the pay of congress ---so they will give him what he wants), crooked & criminal activity that got him elected, the help of the UN & INTERPOL to keep order while he takes over. We will all have to decide which side we are on.
  • Broddy Nareen ... 2013/01/03 09:05:59
    Broddy
    I know what side im on, the day i see little baby blue helmets marching down my street i will shoot first and not care later.

    but our problems extend well past the UN.
  • Zippcodey Broddy 2013/01/02 13:13:29
    Zippcodey
    They are doing what they are supposed to, just not for the good of the country or it's people.
  • Broddy Zippcodey 2013/01/03 09:07:50
    Broddy
    both sides are guilty Republicans said after Obama won there only job was to see to it he failed in 2012 , Democrats said in 2012 that IF Romney wins they would make sure to never work with him on anything.

    the 2 party system is broken.
  • Zippcodey Broddy 2013/01/03 13:58:06
    Zippcodey
    Like I said, both parties are out to destroy the country,, so all they have to do is act like they hate each other and blame the other party nothing will get done, so in the mean time, the country gets weaker and weaker till what they were out to do in the first place happens, the demise of the United States.
  • Broddy Zippcodey 2013/01/06 09:02:23
    Broddy
    +1
    It is all smoke and mirrors i just found out and made a poll about the Newest move by Congress, they are now attempting to repeal the 22and Amendment removing Presidential Term Limits.

    And NO ONE thought an Amendment to the US Constitution was reportable News? Not Even FOX? Give me a Break.
  • Zippcodey Broddy 2013/01/06 16:37:39
    Zippcodey
    Exactly, I don't trust FOX anymore, I think they just keep the issues going but nothing on what is really happening. They are covering up, just like Rush Limbaugh is, these guys won't touch like the CFR stuff, the Illuminati, the Skull and Bones, and all this secret society stuff and shadow government.

    Our country's government has been taken over by these people.
  • Lana 2013/01/01 05:09:30
    No
    Lana
    +2
    -He is a bitter oloe man that has to be put out in the pasture ! He said that he would make Obama a one term persident but the people were just too smart. LMAS !
  • Pat Lana 2013/01/01 17:21:48
    Pat
    Obama wins another one!!!!

    The fiscal cliff deal is ALL tax hikes, & INCREASED spending!

    We'll have to keep borrowing....oops....debt limit's already reached.

    What does the word "fiscal" mean?
  • Nareen ... Pat 2013/01/02 00:21:49
    Nareen Lake
    +1
    Obama doesn't know what it means...that's for sure. Both Repubs & Demoncrats voted 100% against the budgets that he put up for approval. He spends like a drunken sailor & gives money to his Muslim friends.
  • Pat Nareen ... 2013/01/02 03:20:43
    Pat
    He spends money to get votes.

    That's hard to beat.
  • mae 2013/01/01 03:53:51
    No
    mae
    +1
    None of them, Republican or Democrat, can filibuster their way out of this one.
  • Volubrjotr 2013/01/01 03:48:14 (edited)
    No
    Volubrjotr
    +1
    He's an actor.
  • KrisD87. 2013/01/01 01:34:28
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