Mitch McConnell says there will be no more shutdowns over Obamacare


THIS isn’t going to sit well with the Tea Party dude who’s mounting a primary challenge to the Mitch Man:

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.

McConnell (Ky.) told The Hill in an interview Thursday afternoon that his party learned a painful political lesson over the past 16 days, as its approval rating dropped while the government was shuttered.

He said there’s no reason to go through the political wringer again in January, when the stopgap measure Congress passed late Wednesday is set to expire.

“One of my favorite old Kentucky sayings is there’s no education in the second kick of a mule. The first kick of a mule was when we shut the government down in the mid-1990s and the second kick was over the last 16 days,” he said. “There is no education in the second kick of a mule. There will not be a government shutdown.

“I think we have fully now acquainted our new members with what a losing strategy that is,” he added.




  1. McConnell needs to explain why his state got $3 billion from the debt ceiling bill. The Kentucky voters need to explain why they will accept this money. They complain about the debt, but don’t mind adding to it if they benefit. They will also need to explain why they will re-elect McConnell. Will it be because he brings home the bacon? (pork)

    The Democrats also need to explain why they attached $174,000 to the debt ceiling bill to give Lautenburg’s wife his yearly salary. When he died in June, his net worth was $59 million.

  2. Because tex, they’re all a bunch of phonies (both parties) who put on shows that support the prejudices. fears and hopes of their constituents, all the while stabbing us in the back so to say, so they can slip things past the gullible pee-ons(sp) they really view us as being.

    What does it say about a person who spends more getting elected to a job than the job actually pays? There has to be something much greater in place for them than their salary? How many poor politicians are there?

  3. It is also a known fact that pols use the stock market to their advantage. They know ahead of time how they will vote, so they buy low and sell high. Was this all about them manipulating the market?

    • Tex and all others, did you get a chance to watch 60 Minutes this evening? They showed how the politicians we elect profit from the PAC’s they create to avoid ethics rules about campaign donations and none of them will sign up to change the rules they profit from. They also exempted themselves from insider trading rules too, but that’s a different subject not covered in tonite’s 60 Minute broadcast.

      By the way, much has been said about Obama’s failure to pursue any sense of real justice against the banks and the upper level bankers that committed the fraud by selling bundled loans as good investments they knew weren’t. Recently it was announced that Eric Holder has reached a settlement with JPM (Jamie Dimond) about the fraud they were responsible for. Dimond wanted to be sure no criminal charges would be pursued but supposedly Holder said he wouldn’t take that off the table. The agreements to date about how much JPM will pay were done in a phone call. A phone call. No courtroom or formal setting, a phone call. Do you think any one of us would get such kid glove treatment? Hell no. If any criminal charges ever are pursued you know it will be some low hanging fruit. Obama chose Holder because of Holders connections to the banking industry. Look up Holders credentials and see who he protected when he was a lawyer in private practice.

      And I bet the democrats will say at least Obama’s better than the republicans. Is he really when you look at the details? He throws crumbs at us pee ons. Just like the republicans do their constituents. None of these politicians were affected by the shutdown, but I know of businesses that were because people slowed down their spending not knowing what was going to happen.

      What’s scary about these times and the situations I’m noting is this is the kind of environment that allows for a candidate to come along and say they will fix the country’s ills, but they will be worse than the priors. Ask 1920s Germany how 1930s Germany ended up.

      People like Ted Cruz are not the answer. His wife is a big shot at Goldman Sachs. And Ron Paul who was thought to be the solution is just as much a part of the problem as the rest. He took care of his family interest with his PAC just like the others noted in the 60 Minutes story. Let’s not forget the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when thinking that Rand Paul may be the people’s candidate. These people are all in it for themselves, not for the country. That’s how far the leadership of our country has gone astray. Are these people we elect really the best of examples of statesman/woman?


  4. Holder can claim he will not drop the pursuit of criminal charges against the big banks all day long. There’s a statute of limitations in play here. All he has to do is drag it out until its past that time.

    Regarding this fine that JPM is going to pay? I wonder how much of it will come from all the basically free money the FED has been pumping into the stock market, to back out all these bad bundled loan investments. Is this money to be paid in the form of a fine just money they got by playing and manipulating the system they broke in the first place?


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