ELDER PATRIOT – Can you believe this? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to defend his failure to carry healthcare reform – or any other significant legislation that he and his caucus campaigned on including tax reform – across the finish line by blaming it on President Trump’s, “unrealistic expectations.”
McConnell actually thought he could sell the rest of us that the President’s approach to the legislative process is leading to an inaccurate impression of how Congress works.
He told an audience at the Rotary Club in Kentucky that, “Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.”
First Mitch, don’t kid your self. No one thinks Congress works. After the first 39 weeks of 2017 the senate, under your leadership will have worked 121 days! Maybe if you stayed in session long enough to do something more than greet each other you could get something done.
When a man like President Trump works 20 hours per day, seven days a week, he expects at least a representative effort from the people he works with. That is how he consistently delivered his real estate development projects under budget and ahead of schedule while in the private sector.
Under McConnell’s leadership the senate has produced nothing but deficits and delays and Trump wants that to end.
McConnell claimed to frustrated by the President’s lack of understanding about the way Congress works: “Part of the reason I think people think we’re under-performing is because of too many artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality of the legislature which may have not been understood.”
Deadlines? Those of us who pay your salaries all work under deadlines or we don’t work at all. For heavens sake, repealing Obamacare in its entirety would be better than what we have now, and everyone knows that. That’s why you won election running on that promise.
Now we are facing the collapse of Obamacare and when it does it will leave behind a catastrophic situation for people who depend on it.
The fact is Mitch you and every other Republican, save one, ran on repealing Obamacare because you knew that that we know it is a disaster waiting to happen.
Never has it become more apparent that Washington’s elites are working together to shove their control over our lives and pocketbooks up our a**es.
Back on election night, November 4, 2015, we recapped Matt Bevin’s rise to Kentucky governor by reminding readers how he was narrowly defeated in a primary battle against Mitch McConnell that we warned would come back to haunt America:
“Governor-elect Bevin was narrowly defeated in the state’s Republican U.S. Senatorial primary by Mitch McConnell. McConnell only squeaked past Bevin because Rand Paul, formerly a Tea Party favorite himself, threw his weight behind the sitting Senate leader. McConnell has proven to be more of a Democratic leader in the Senate rounding up the necessary votes to fund the entire Obama agenda. He has fought for nothing. Nothing! [Rand} Paul has suffered from his decision to endorse McConnell, as well. His presidential run languishing with a mere 2.5% of the vote.”
Mitch, if you can’t start getting your caucus organized to get the peoples’ work done under budget and on schedule then stop blathering like an idiot and go home to Kentucky. Thanks to President Trump, America knows you game.
There’s work to be done to Make America Great Again and there’s no room for crybabies like you getting in the way.