Republican Senator Mittch McConnell Sold Out To Obama and The Democrats

Once again the elites in Washington have proven that the founding concept of a “government of the people, by the people and for the people” is nothing more than a myth. Senator Mitch McConnell  sold out the Tea Party Republicans for a large barrel of pork for his state of Kentucky. Not only did the Republican leader in the Senate give Obama everything they wanted on the Continuing Resolution and the Debt Ceiling, he gave Obama the tool to be able the raise the debt ceiling in the future without having to worry about what the Republicans want in exchange. Breitbart has the story:

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised.

With this very  cute sleight of hand, the two legislative bodies of Congress gave away more of their constitutional powers to the president. Let’s look at an example to see how this works. Let’s say that President Obama wants to raise the debt ceiling by $1 trillion. But John Boehner and the Republicans in the House only are only willing to raise the debt ceiling by $700 billion. Normally this would lead to an impasse and a potential government shut down if the parties can come to some kind agreement after some give and take by both sides. But that is not going to happen anymore. Instead, John Boehner would say to his Republican colleagues in the House that the President is asking to raise the debt ceiling by a $1 trillion. We are going to vote on a bill Not To Raise The Debt Ceiling by $1 trillion. And, the Republican controlled House passes the bill Not To Raise the debt Ceiling by $1 trillion and they send it to the Senate. The Senate then will pretend to cave-in to the House Republicans and they too will pass the bill Not To Raise the debt ceiling $1 trillion and they will send the bill to President Obama for his signature. Obama, of course will veto the bill immediately. Then, because there are not enough votes (2/3 of both houses) to over-ride the President’s veto, the debt ceiling will be raised by $1 trillion just like the President and the Democrats wanted in the first place. And, the slimy Republicans will be able to say that they voted to Not Raise the debt ceiling by that much but they couldn’t over come the President’s veto.

Sadly, a vast majority of the American electorate will not see anything wrong with what these criminals have done to undermine our constitution again. Congress and especially the Republicans have agreed to make themselves even less relevent than they already were.

Last night I wrote the following comment at the America’s Watchtower blog, of Steve Dennis:

Can somebody tell me what good it does us conservatives to have a Republican majority in the House? It probably wouldn’t make much difference if Republicans controlled both houses and the presidency. We have a one party system and they are not going to let go of their power. We are a minority in America and we had better get use to it. Now we can sit back and watch Paul Ryan sell us out on amnesty.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

14 thoughts on “Republican Senator Mittch McConnell Sold Out To Obama and The Democrats

  1. The more things change the more they stay the same. The weasel chinned McConnel just had his ride pimped by his peeps in congress. It’s only fitting that the most corrupt president ever should have his one man rule augmented by a corrupt pussy whipped right. The congressional left has earned a big cigar for refusing to budge and getting more than they could have hoped for. The socialist left continues in its mission to destroy the economy and the country unencumbered by an emasculated right.

  2. I might see a streak of a silver lining. We would only be blamed once again, and all eyes diverted from what we need to do to win 2014. We must have a positive message and action plan and sell, sell, sell. It is our only hope. Many believe that this roll out failure of obamacare was intended to bring on single payer system. I don’t believe that Americans will accept this coming failure. So I will hang on, keeping hope alive.

  3. Thanks for the link Jim and you are right, we really do only have a one party system right now as the Republicans have thrown in the towel. It seems they have last the will to fight as evidenced by giving Obama the power to lift the debt ceiling on his own and this is a bad sign with immigration reform just around the corner.

  4. This bill is a very bad thing, both for America and for the GOP. Without negotiating a single minute, Obama managed to get everything he wanted, and then some.

    Let me point out, however, that the change in the mechanism to raise the debt ceiling applies only to the increase in February 2014. The debt ceiling has been suspended until then. I don’t like the idea of Congress giving up some of its authority to the President, but it should be only temporary.

  5. I read an article in the Wall Street Journal by Karl Rove. He explains:
    1-What the budget battle was really about
    2-Why the Republicans lost
    3-What the Republicans should have done
    4-Most important, where Republicans should go from here

    Rove’s only error is crediting Harry Reid with having a brain. That man is a post. He has never had an original thought in his life.

    “Republicans Walked Into Obama’s Trap” – Karl Rove, WSJ,10/17/2013,d.b2I

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