Sunday, March 15, 2009

McConnell Runs Republican Game Plan to a “T”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos expertly running the Republican opposition plan. Think Progress transcribes the exchange that shows a lot of bluster from Sen. McConnell, but when pressed by Stephanopoulos on a Republican alternative budget, he basically conceded that there was no plan other than they’re going to amend the thing to death.

To reiterate, McConnell said:

Well, we’re just sort of getting down in the weeds here about procedure. Through the amendment process, we would absolutely reformulate the Democratic plan. Whether you have a comprehensive approach or whether you offer an amendment is something a parliamentarian can debate.

Seeing as the Republicans do not have a majority, they will not pass any amendments and will not be able to “reformulate the Democratic plan.” They do have enough to cause problems and have the ability to stall progress.

Remember, we voted for change. A different path is being offered. Nobody knows if it will work or not, but I for one am willing to find out. We are sure the way we were doing things didn’t work and those who used to be in charge are holding things up. Never forget this.

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