Friday, June 13, 2014

Mitch McConnell: The Democrats Are Secret Republicans!

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) provides a rather odd defense for why he voted against Sen. Warren's student loan relief bill:

"The Senate Democrats' bill really isn't about students at all, its really all about Senate Democrats, because Senate Democrats don't actually want a solution for their students, they want an issue to campaign on to save their own hides this November," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Of course, this is an incoherent mess. Democrats don't actually want to pass this bill that helps our poor people with student loan debt, and that's financed by taxing the wealthy? The only way for that to make sense is that Democrats are in fact, secret Republicans who don't truly want to pursue the class warfare policies that Republicans have claimed Democrats have wanted to do for the past few decades.

But just to pretend McConnell is serious for a nanosecond, if he truly believes what he claims, then shouldn't he and his Republican alllies have voted for the bill?  If McConnell truly believed the crap that he's spewing, he would have called the Dems bluff, but obviously he didn't, cause he himself doesn't want that to pass.

This isn't surprising of course. As I'm mentioned in the past, this sort of thing happens occasionally. Republicans realize they may not be on the side of most of the public on a given issue, so they have to resort to a bit of Karl Rovian political jiu-jitsu. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan attempted a similar gambit during the election by hilariously claiming that it was noted socialist dictator, Barack Hussein, and not they who truly wanted to eliminate the crown jewel of socialized health care after all.

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