Sen. Mitch McConnell is ignoring reality and acting like Republicans have already won the Senate, and he’s the Majority Leader. The truth is McConnell could lose his seat, and Democrats have an opportunity to keep the Senate.
According to The Hill,
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) wants to get all must-pass legislation completed in the lame-duck session, so Senate Republicans would have a clean slate at the start of 2015, if they control the upper chamber.
Senate GOP aides say that’s the message from the leader, who could face opposition from conservative lawmakers who want to block any non-emergency measures in the window between Election Day and the start of the new Congress in January.
“We keep hearing from the leadership we’re going to clear the decks in the lame duck,” said a senior GOP aide.
McConnell is enraging members of his party by wanting to pass a bill to fund the government through September 2015, and extend some tax breaks that Republicans were hoping to use as ransom against Obama.
Sen. McConnell is planning his agenda for when he is running the show in spite of the reality that he is in a close fight for his seat. The message to Democrats is that Mitch McConnell thinks that the election is over. The Kentucky Republican is acting as he has already defeated his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes.
McConnell is measuring the drapes, which is why Democrats need to wake up. There are still fifteen days before the election. Mitch McConnell is living in his fantasy land., but Democrats can deliver a dose of cold, hard reality by mobilizing for Alison Lundergan Grimes and Democratic Senate candidates everywhere.
Your vote is the best way to rain on Mitch McConnell’s premature victory parade.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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