Mitch McConnell Promises the Kochs That Republicans Can Do Their Bidding With 51 Votes

Mitch McConnell

The heavily Koch gifted Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is pretty desperate to win the Senate for Republicans. He’s got a lot on the agenda. A lot he can’t tell you about.

Republicans have to keep their real agendas secret, or no one would vote for them. So it is that Mitch McConnell found himself prostrate before his masters, the Koch Brothers, promising anything to get that ring during a secret strategy meeting on June 15th, full of right-wing big money types.

The Republican Senate Minority leader will give them anything if they will just keep giving him money. He will give them your jobs. Your minimum wage. Your consumer protections (what few Democrats have managed to carve out for you, that is). He will give them your healthcare. He will give them your access to affordable college loans.

Tape exclusively released by The Nation and The Undercurrent:

Transcript via The Undercurrent:

MALE SPEAKER: Uh, (inaudible) family from Arkansas. Following up on that, going on the offense. Uh, could you just name the top, uh, three to five key areas that you believe will be the significant advantage (inaudible)?
MITCH MCCONNELL: Good question. Remember, he’s still in the White House, and the (inaudible) game is still important. But at the least we can do the following things (inaudible). Number one, how do you set the agenda and (inaudible) Harry Reid? The principal advantage of the majority is to establish a caucus.
Number two, if we have a House and Senate that agree, we can have the votes. That can be done with 51 votes.
MITCH MCCONNELL: Most things in the Senate require 60, but not the votes, and the President doesn’t sign the votes. So in the House and Senate, we own the budget. So what does that mean? That means that we can pass the spending bill. And I assure you that in the spending bill, we will be pushing back against this bureaucracy by doing what’s called placing riders in the bill. No money can be spent to do this or to do that. We’re going to go after them on healthcare, on financial services, on the Environmental Protection Agency, across the board (inaudible). All across the Federal government, we’re going to go after it.
Now look, I don’t want to over promise here, but even still we (inaudible). But this is a battle, and we (inaudible). We are going to push back against this regulatory overreach. It’s the reason why this is so important (inaudible).
So I think that’s the single most important thing we can do that doesn’t require getting to 60 votes in the Senate (inaudible). But that we can do for sure, and we will. And we’re not going to be debating all these gosh darn proposals. That’s all we do in the Senate is vote on things like raising the minimum wage (inaudible) — cost the country 500,000 new jobs; extending unemployment — that’s a great message for retirees; uh, the student loan package the other day, that’s just going to make things worse, uh. These people believe in all the wrong things.
I’ll close with this (inaudible). If we want to get the country going again, we need to quit doing what we’ve been doing. Was it Einstein that said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result? You know, quit the borrowing, the spending, the taxing, and the over regulation. If we would all develop an entrepreneurial approach, we’d be able to lift this country up and send us in a new direction, just like all of you have done.

Mitch promised the room full of greedy and clueless Richie Rich activists that he won’t be raising that minimum wage because it kills jobs, but of course, that is not accurate. That has been shown to be untrue. He won’t be raising the minimum wage because it would cut into their profits and might empower the people to be able to afford food, and when people can afford food and shelter, they have time to focus on things like what Mitch McConnell is really doing in the Senate. Chaos and starvation keep the people down, where the GOP need them in order to serve the Kochs.

It is a great talking point and excuse for the Republican failure to act for the people, though.

Mitch McConnell wants another turn at the wheel pretty badly. He’ll sell out everyone to get there. He’ll say one thing to his constituents’ face and quite another to the money that controls him. The country rejected David Koch and his extremist agenda when he ran directly, so now they have to hid under anyone who is willing to sell out to them. And here’s the Republican who hopes to be running the senate next January, bending over backward to please his masters.

A vote for Mitch is a vote for the extremist Koch brothers.

14 Replies to “Mitch McConnell Promises the Kochs That Republicans Can Do Their Bidding With 51 Votes”

  1. Time for the hubby and I to donate more to Grimes campaign. It sounds to me like McConnell and his pimps, errrr, the Koch Brothers are worried. This race is too close for them.

    I guess McConnell will keep playing the whore until he loses.

  2. It’s important to vote this time. Let’s send this turtle neck s.o.b. back where he belongs in the garbage. And to kill two birds with one stone, when you vote and the Democrats take control of both houses. We can go after the Koch Brothers and get rid of them too. Let them know America is not for sale. If they want to own a country, by a island somewhere and take the GOP whores with them. What a brighter America that would be.

  3. SO then these TPGOPers in Congress swear allegiances to All of these rich guys. Whatever happen to doing the will of the people. The Constitution speaks of the will of “We the People”, not We the Rich People. This smells of treason to me via selling out to the highest political donors. Anyone think the same?

  4. Tea party hypocrites. “defend the constitution, impeach the prez”, then they vow to uphold law designated by the richest in America. Every hypocrite aka, all republicans/teapubs need to be impeached for the desigration of the constitution by selling it to the Kochs.
    Americans for class action lawsuit of teapub congressional salaries repaid to Americans for breach of contract for uncompleted work.

  5. Whoa! This is worst than Mitt Romney’s 47% remark. McConnell should be tossed out now for trying to manipulate and destroy the political system to work only for the rich. How can anyone (Democrat or Republican) vote for someone so sneaky and so unprincipled who would give our economy to the rich while watching the 99% live in misery. McConnell (and it seems since he is the head, all Republicans) plan on changing the definition of democracy, where We the people are the Koch Brothers and other organizations that want to plunder’s America’s resources to fill their own pockets.

    If anyone votes for McConnell, they definitely need their brain checked. McConnell is the top man and all the rest of the Republicans don’t fall far from the tree.

    If what McConnell is not illegal, it is definitely treasonous.

  6. Mitch McConnell’s response should be very interesting. Want to bet that he will want an investigation into who recorded this ‘secret’ meeting? Or he’ll say something about being ‘taken out of context’?

    What a crook!

  7. You would think FOX News and the media would be all over this story. NOT! Do you think Joe Scarborough will mention it on his “Morning Joe” show in the morning? More than likely not. Do you think Chuck Todd will mention it on the “Daily Rundown”? DEFINITELY NOT! Oh Joe will have plenty to criticize President Obama about, (he does’t miss a day), and Chuck will certainly reassure himself how the Republicans will be taking the Senate (him and his “polls”) this fall. Somehow, this little D will elude their delusional thought process or whatever their definition of “thought” is.

  8. I would hope that Grimes uses this recording in ads throughout her state. Show everyone who McConnell really is.

  9. Why yes McTurtle, the definition of insanity is indeed repeating the same things over and over again and expecting a different outcome. Insane is what a person would have to b, to vote for you to screw them again, while you do the bidding of your wealthy handmaidens. Alison needs to send you a thank you note for helping her to win your Senate seat.

  10. I’m trying to understand why Mitch would only need 51 votes to pass legislation when currently the senate needs 60 votes. What’s up with that?

  11. Please let us all help get rid of this slimeball!

    On another note – anyone else here the statement by a former top federal reserve
    person – that the recession Obama got us through was not second to the great depression but it was the worst depression in global history – and I put it down to Bush policies!

  12. Everyone at that meeting is a traitor and should be treated as such.

    Prosecute every last one of them to the full extent of the law.

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