As you may recall, here’s what Mitch McConnell said in 2010:
In fact, in 2008 there were secret meetings led by Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell to plan their obstruction. McConnell demanded unified resistance.
Some things never change. President Obama won re-election handily, and McConnell is insisting that Obama must do things the old white guys’ way because, hey, that’s what the voters want… again, after giving the president a decisive victory and after having previously given Congress the worst approval ratings in history.
Via UPI, not shockingly but amazingly, “Minority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he wasn’t ready to roll over… or concede any political ground”:
“The American people did two things: They 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,” McConnell said in a statement.
“The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the president’s first term, they have simply given him more time to finish the job they asked him to do together with a Congress that restored balance to Washington after two years of one-party control.
“Now it’s time for the president to 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.
“To the extent he wants to move to the political center, which is where the work gets done in a divided government, we’ll be there to meet him half way.”
If Obama moved any more to the “center,” he’d have to switch parties.
Who’s the divisive one again?
H/t: John Dean