Wednesday, September 21, 2016

IT'S DONE: Mitch McConnell Surrenders

It's done. It should come as no surprise but it now appears a  fait accompli.

The Senate Conservatives Fund reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is preparing to give in to the Democrats yet again.

According to several media reports, McConnell is preparing to cut a deal on the Continuing Resolution (CR) that increases spending, rewards his corporate cronies, and creates a lame-duck session after the election.

Specifically, the CR:

Spends a total of $174 billion over the budget caps set in 2013;
Expands cronyism by allowing the Export-Import Bank to finalize deals over $10 million that it currently can’t approve; and
Funds the government for only 10 weeks so Congress can do even more harm in a lame-duck session after many lawmakers have been voted out of office and during the holidays when few are paying attention.
And what about all of the conservative riders that Republicans could have added to stop funding for the Iran nuclear deal, the Syrian refugee program, sanctuary cities, Planned Parenthood, and Obamacare?

All of those priorities have been surrendered.
(ht  Felix Bronstein)


  1. RW, one of the arguments you make in favor of Hillary instead of Trump for president is that she will be ineffective against a Republican congress.

    What gives you the impression a Republican congress led by the likes of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan won't just lay down like they did here?

    On the surface the establishment Republicans make a big show of opposing the Democrats, but when the rubber meets the road it is just that: a big show. They are both playing for the same team.

    For the record neither Hillary or Trump will get my vote, in case you think I'm advocating for him.

  2. @Jesse, I agree. The current Republican Congress will be very cozy with Hillary. A not dissimilar argument you could make for Trump is that a Trump administration will always be under the Media magnifying glass, while a Hillary administration will be able to do whatever they want with no Media scrutiny.

    1. "No media scrutiny" is even putting it lightly. She will not only avoid scrutiny she will have multitudes of big time media outlets pushing her agenda forward.

  3. Explain to me again what Republicans stand for?