Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Four More Years, Senator McConnell

Four more years for President Obama, that is. Two more for you.

I'm sure this day must be as sad for you as it is exciting for me. I can't imagine how it must feel to fail at the single thing you tried to accomplish the last four years. Okay. That's not exactly true; I can imagine how horrible that would feel and hope your reality is even worse than what I'm imagining.

Maybe you can come up with a few respectful goals for your final two years in the Senate. Your statement last night after President Obama won his second term left little room for hope that you might have a decent bone in your body but I'm a dreamer. I offer my thoughts on your statement below:

"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. Did you forget again that your words would be heard and read by the entire world, not just the few Republicans who are willing to believe any lies you tell them? Here are the two things I gave President Obama when I voted for him yesterday: I gave President Obama the opportunity to complete the job that you did everything possible to obstruct, and I told him that I appreciate all he managed to accomplish despite your ugliness and want him to continue the same path, only with less patience for your childishness.

"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.Who do you think you are to try and speak for the people who re-elected President Obama? You have no idea what we think or endorse. This voter endorses President Obama's successes and regrets that my state saddled him with someone as lazy and disgusting as you to deal with. The only way we can truly restore balance to Congress is to unseat the unbalanced Republican obstructionists. And I am confident we will do that. 

"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. If you had been paying attention, you would know that President Obama proposed workable solutions. The Republican-controlled House has little interest in anything except vaginas and that's absolutely unacceptable. For you to try to imply otherwise is about as dishonest as - well, Mitt Romney's existence. Seriously, Senator McConnell, it is time for you to stop embarrassing sane and decent Kentuckians with inflammatory, childish, cliched rhetoric like "step up to the plate". While you've been sitting on the bench with your thumb in your mouth, President Obama has been at the plate hitting home runs. Wake up and stop lying. 

"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." I think President Obama has this under control without your sorry, lazy, pretenses. Get out of the way. Lame ducks hurt when they hit hard.

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