Senate GOP leader sticking to the facts in Politico article?

Posted on September 9, 2012 by


The web site, Politico, published an opinion piece tonight by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). We find it lacking in at least a couple of ways. Please come back to us after you read the article at

Our view is that the problems start with the first paragraph: “Amid all the gauzy tales of personal struggle and parental life advice at last week’s Democratic National Convention, it was easy to forget that politicians are elected first and foremost to address the concerns of their constituents. Not to tell them uplifting stories.”

The convention included plenty of references to the problems of Americans. Uplifting stories are not appropriate?

Then he refers to what he feels is the essence of Mr. Obama’s party’s approach: “[D]emocrats in Washington have been preoccupied with spinning self-serving political stories aimed at justifying their own reckless experiment in Big Government (capitalization is McConnell’s) and then distracting people from its devastating, real-world consequences.”

We see McDonnell giving little help to the GOP cause, similar to his statement in 2010, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”. McConnell said some things that were true in the Politico article but he seems to veer off course too often.

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