So Mitch, I Hear You Want Bipartisanship

Remember when you didn’t want to even consider the McCain-Feingold Bill, even though it had major bipartisan support from the House?

  • “You’re more likely to see Elvis again than to see this bill pass the Senate.” -Mitch McConnell on the McCain-Feingold Bill on Campaign Reform, New York Times (July 31, 1998)

Or how about your clear bipartisan efforts when Obama got elected?

  • “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” -Mitch McConnell, Top GOP Priority: Make Obama a One-Term President, National Journal (October 23, 2010)

You really seemed to want bipartisanship during the Obama years, huh?

  • “If the administration wants cooperation, it will have to begin to move in our direction.” -Mitch McConnell, Heritage Foundation, (November 4, 2010)
  • “Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office. But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won’t veto any of these things.” -Mitch McConnell, Heritage Foundation, (November 4, 2010)
  • “Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation.” -Mitch McConnell, Heritage Foundation, (November 4, 2010)

Oh wait, no, you just wanted to be an obstructionist.

  • “One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.” -Mitch McConnell, Fancy Farm 2016 (August 6, 2016)

You’re the king of partisan politics, Mitch. Time to own it.