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Mitch McConnell, Who Vowed To Make Obama A ‘One-Term’ President At Any Cost, Comments On President’s Victory

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Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader and the man who came to represent the partisan gridlock that marked much of the President’s first term in office after an election night comment in which he vowed to prioritize making Obama a one-term president, has commented on the failure of his stated mission on the eve of Obama’s re-election.

McConnell’s comments in 2010 after the mid-term elections came to symbolize what many on the left deemed an all-in strategy to precipitate suffering in order to claim victory, one that ultimately failed as Obama handily won across many battleground states last night.

The Kentucky GOP leader was often held up as an example of Republicans being unwilling to work, a tenet of the party seemingly adopted on a larger scale along with the rise of the Tea Party. But McConnell has since commented on the Obama victory last night, admitting through gritted teeth that the American electorate “gave President Obama a second chance to fix the problems that even he admits he failed to solve during his first four years in office, and they preserved Republican control of the House of Representatives.”

An olive branch it wasn’t, though, as McConnell may have indicated a lingering disinterest across the right to work with the President on moving forward.

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McConnell said that he hoped Obama would “propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a closely-divided Senate, step up to the plate on the challenges of the moment, and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office,” perhaps signaling that, despite the “shellacking” of last evening, Senate and House Republicans may not be entirely embracing bipartisan leadership just yet.

Do you think the GOP and members like Mitch McConnell need to re-strategize to regain voter confidence?

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40 Responses to “Mitch McConnell, Who Vowed To Make Obama A ‘One-Term’ President At Any Cost, Comments On President’s Victory”

  1. Jorge William Acosta

    Mitch McConnell, Who Vowed To Make Obama A ‘One-Term’ President At Any Cost, Comments On President’s Victory.
    at-any-cost HOW DID THAT WORK OUT YOU A HOLE, NOW GET BACK TO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE NOT THE MULTI MILLIONARES.

  2. Jorge William Acosta

    Mitch McConnell, Who Vowed To Make Obama A ‘One-Term’ President At Any Cost, Comments On President’s Victory.
    at-any-cost HOW DID THAT WORK OUT YOU A HOLE, NOW GET BACK TO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE NOT THE MULTI MILLIONARES.

  3. Jorge William Acosta

    Mitch McConnell, Who Vowed To Make Obama A ‘One-Term’ President At Any Cost, Comments On President’s Victory.
    at-any-cost HOW DID THAT WORK OUT YOU A HOLE, NOW GET BACK TO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE NOT THE MULTI MILLIONARES.

  4. Michael Horn

    This guy was so concerned about 1 guys job……..that he screwed thousands out of jobs with gridlock. I am not from Kentucky……….but I promise I will donate money to his challenger when he comes up for election in 2014.

  5. Dmetri Cromwell

    He's never been an advocate for the common American. He should fade into the sunset, or crawl back under his rock.

  6. Raman Shanker

    I cannot fathom how the Republicans can see this pointless man Mitch McConnell as their leader. He is neither a patriot nor an intellect.

  7. Patricia Gibson

    I think Mitch should be relaced as minority leader, he's outdated.

  8. Em Martin

    Mitch, it is your mentality that has been at the crux of our country's problems. Learn to play nice in the sandbox with the others. The American people have sent a message loud and clear. 90% of the country's wealth is held by 2% of the population. That does not make for a "majority" in any way shape or form. Vote to remove the Bush tax cuts! The top 2% need to pay for their boo-boos of the Bush administration! Pay up and learn to collaborate, compromise and maybe think before you open that "good ol boy" mouth that the country is sick of hearing.

  9. Karen Twellmann

    This man scares me! In stead of fighting for what is best for our country, he is doing every thing he can to BLOCK any progress! Please, Senate & The House….get it together, work together & leave your petty differences at the door.

  10. Sandra Bridgelal

    I love that idea….it does not end here…we need to get rid of gridlockers…they are our employees and if people in Kentucky cannot fire him, we shall all chip in!

  11. Anonymous

    The GOP would be smart to replace him as Senate Minority leader. And to Mitch; two words, FISCAL CLIFF.

  12. Tom Eytcheson

    Mitch Mcconnell, you are proving to be no more than a playground bully daring the President to challenge you. No matter WHAT President Obama proposes, you and your followers will shoot it down…NOT for the good of the country, but for the preserverance of your own party platform (which is diminishing daily).

  13. Al Thound

    All the way back to Eisenhower, each and every GOP president has presided over a recession. Only one came with a Dem president: Jimmy Carter was dealt one by the opposition. This 2012 election result may have just squeaked us by another GOP planned recession. I say to all "Whew." To Mitch McConnell, how can President Obama move to center when you have moved so far to right radical?

  14. Rafael R James

    Mitch McConnell is one of the reasons why some will not join the Republican party. He aspires to assume the mantle of fellow Southerner Jesse Helms, the legendary "Senator No." The difference is that while Jesse said "no" a lot, he also did know when to yield or compromise, and showed some surprising flexibility near the end of his career. (Remember the public appearances with Bono of U2 and the statements ref global warming?) McConnell, on the other hand, says no with the same frequency and degree of thought as my 2-year-old grandson, and isn't nearly as entertaining. What will it take for the good people of Kentucky to change Senators?

  15. Mark Andrew Sullivan

    The democratic party, by hook or crook, should make the defeat of the cracker Mitch McConnell the #1 priority. He is not fit to serve in any office!

  16. Virginia Mathews

    I don't usually comment on these posts but as a "senior" American, one who votes for the man not the party but still a registered Republican, but of the Eisenhower era (not since) I think Mitch McConnell needs to retire. Mitch, if you really care about the country more than your personal agenda, you OWE IT TO TODAY'S AMERICAN'S to step down…
    Your era is over…time to pass the baton…

  17. Virginia Mathews

    Just found this:
    McConnell’s hometown paper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, in an editorial titled "McConnell’s True Colors", criticized McConnell for the hypocrisy of his actions and asked him to “explain why the fortunes of the Republican Party are of greater importance than the safety of the United States.”[24].

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell

  18. Gloria De Gaston Boone

    McConnell needs to be replaced and put out to pasture so he does no more harm to the workers of our country. Heck, he doesn't even work for his own constituents, he's so angrily being an obstructionist!!

  19. Tracey Harrison

    Not for nothing, but this man needs to worry more about taking advantage of his congressional dental plan than taking out Obama. Gees, I know he's from Kentucky and all, but who keeps a man in office with a yuck mouth like that.

  20. Janet Thompson

    put your money where your BIG MOUTH is McConnell, and work WITH the president!

  21. Jackson Fields

    Great job Mitch, keep on doing what you did the last four years, keep making it harder for this antichrist and his followers.

  22. Ian Roper

    I live in Kentucky (in a city, in a home without wheels…to eliminate any more of your stereotypes) and don't like Mitch McConnell. I take exception to your remarks about his teeth and Kentucky. I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate stereotypes being painted with a wide brush toward you.

  23. Robert Skeens

    This old croney is responsible for a lot of the bad things in the first term, his total failure is not the only reason I would not, and have not ever voted for him. Pike County, KY Democrats against Mitch McConnell.

  24. Tracey Harrison

    If your senator had been from any other state, I can almost guarantee you he wouldn't be in office. With the exception of you, and i am sure a whole bunch of others, who would put his toothless self in office. Lets call it for what is is, the people of Kentucky elects a man with yuck mouth repeatedly.

  25. Anonymous

    Mitch O'connor is a disgrace to american, he is a racist even though he never would admitted. During his term he.
    cause much of destruction, more harm than good, what a waste of tax payer money voting for this guy.

  26. Rebecca Russell

    I agree. This guy needs to go. His whole political emphasis these past four years has been to make sure Obama didnt get re-elected. What a loser of a strategy. The guy is totally out of line and totally inept and his strategy obviously backfired in his face. I am also not from Kentucky, but I too will contribute to the campaign of his opponent who ever that might be. It's old thinkers like Mitch McConnell that are giving Congress a bad name and also that are contributing to the gridlock and backward thinking mentality of the Republican Party. He needs to go, I repeat, he needs to go.

  27. Anonymous

    It is incredible to believe that despite all of the destructions that he caused, Mitch O'Connell is a five terms senator.
    what is wrong with the people of Kentucky?

  28. Kathy Brady

    Democrats should help his oponent in 2016. However, he is still a Senator and needs to be encouraged to but the country ahead of his partisan views while he is still in office. Democrats can show him and others what how to be a true patriot.

  29. Anonymous

    mitch need to go along with alot others I sure would vote for judd we need new blood in congress.congress is killing the taxpayers and are country they are taxing us to death and they keep filling their pockets and empty ours how much more can we give with cost of everything going up.

  30. Anonymous

    mitch need to go along with alot others I sure would vote for judd we need new blood in congress.congress is killing the taxpayers and are country they are taxing us to death and they keep filling their pockets and empty ours how much more can we give with cost of everything going up.

  31. Kevin Wenzel

    I'm Republican and I still don't approve of this guys work. Why would you go against a leader just because they have different ideas? Aren't you supposed to be for the people, not the party? I would vote against him.