Days after lauding McConnell, Democratic leaders rip him

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    well what can you say? 2 days ago the media and posters here we usiing the media outlets to rip boehner as a guy how needed to go because he could not get his house to pass a bill ( despite having passed one earlier, which was killed by tabling in the senate), then Boehner passed it, whoops, hes still a jerk.

    McConnell was the clam voice with the plan that harry Reid used to make his.....now? :lol:

    and for those not keeping score who are incapable of understanding how this senate has worked amongst all its machinations, Reid filibustered his own plan last night on the senate floor....:lol:


    Days after lauding McConnell, Democratic leaders rip him
    By Bob Cusack - 07/30/11

    Four days after publicly praising Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Senate Democratic leaders are now ripping him.

    The Democrats' comments about McConnell at an impromptu press conference late Friday night signaled an about face from what they were saying about him earlier in the week. The shift also represents the schizophrenic nature of the debt-limit debate, where both Democrats and Republicans have changed positions and strategies on multiple occasions.

    The top three Senate Democratic leaders took turns criticizing McConnell Friday night amid the stalemate on raising the nation's debt limit.

    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said, "It's a shame. We waited all day, [Friday] morning, Sen. Reid went up to Sen. McConnell on floor and said, 'Let's talk. Let's work this out.' Nothing, nothing all day long. Not all day long. And later, at the end of the day, a call from Sen. McConnell who said, 'I'm not going to negotiate with you.' That's unfortunate. The American people deserve better."

    On Monday, when Democratic leaders were calling Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) an obstructionist, they lauded McConnell.

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    They think folks don't notice. they must think the electorate has a really severe case of ADD.

    Along the same lines, Obama's approval rating has tanked in the last two weeks.

    So treating voters like morons with the attention span of a sugared up baby flea results in huge drops in support in the polls, rather than the gains they were expecting. Voters don't like being treated like idiots. Who knew?
     
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    Wanna hear something really funny? The house is putting together a bill identical to harrys that they will then vote on to prove its dead. Meanwhile the senate is trying to rebuild the house bill to claim as their own. It's like the prisoners are running the asylum.
     
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    I think, perhaps they have the same myopia that infected them in the run up to nov. 2010, the signs were so clear and pronounced a blind man could have followed them thru the woods, polling going south, McDonnell and Christie wining Virgina, polling going south, followed by Brown winning what was thought the safest Democratic seat in the country, Kennedy's seat, polling going south..then the big wave. *shrugs*
     
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    Senate Majority Leader McConnell.
     
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    yes, I agree they have a very good shot, 23 dem seats 8 from blue states 5 more from iffy states that are even more iffy now.

    The latest on battleground states has Pennsylvania only 10 pts off blue, which is a bellwether, if they are that close the others are probably gone..at least right now.
     
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    I think this election could be very different than any other we've seen.

    It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the three names that matter in 2013 are Romney, McConnell and Pelosi. The Republicans in the House have been appalling, the Democrats in the Senate only slightly better.
     

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