According to Senate Minority Obstructionist Mitch McConnell, the reason that congress has been gridlocked for the past two years is not because congress, and more specifically Republicans, won’t agree to anything. It’s because the White House somehow benefits from gridlock.
Here’s Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate floor Tuesday. “The second reason the White House didn’t send these agreements up sooner is that the political operators over at the White House seem to believe that they benefit from the appearance of gridlock,” McConnell said. “They’re over there telling any reporter who will listen that they plan to run against Congress next year. Their Communications Director said as much to the New York Times two weeks ago. So that’s their explicit strategy — to make people believe that Congress can’t get anything done.
There are so many things flatly wrong and deliberately dishonest about what Mitch McConnell is saying I don’t even know where to begin. My head is still spinning.
Following his logic — if you can even call it that — if the White House benefits from gridlock, shouldn’t the Republicans agree to everything to ensure that gridlock does not occur?
If gridlock benefits the White House, why has the president’s approval rating slowly dropped over the last two years? Shouldn’t his approval rating be up?
Ah screw it — Mitch McConnell is projecting straight out of his ass.