Mitch McConnell is on record recently saying something I’m having a hard time with. During an interview this week he said, “One hundred percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration.” Really? That’s your priority, your big idea? In that case I have a few questions for you.
Senator McConnell, the new administration has rolled out the COVID vaccine with remarkable efficiency. The United States is now #1 in getting its citizens immunized. Do you intend to try and stop that?
Senator, the US economy is now on a growth trend that would see 15-16% GDP growth in 2021, largely thanks to the Fed’s management of money supply and the injection of stimulus cash into the economy. Why would you want to stop that growth?
Er, Senator, approximately 2% of the Biden administration’s COVID relief package will go into KY citizen’s pockets, based on population. That’s $40 billion dollars benefiting KY. Are you intent on stopping that? And what will Kentuckians think when they don’t receive the relief they were counting on?
And finally Senator, the Biden administration is getting our soldiers out of Afghanistan after twenty years of heartbreaking, useless fighting. The last four Presidents have tried, but Biden is doing it. Would you like to keep our soldiers in Afghanistan? Why?
I could go on, but you get the idea. I surely hated Trump, but McConnell was and is a close second. We have a radical conservative Supreme Court because McConnell broke all norms and twisted the law to take power that wasn’t rightfully his. Reforming the Senate with term limits is my #1 wish for fixing the US government – McConnell’s power is an aberration that we should not let happen again.
Update: Just one day after I wrote this, Digby says pretty much the same thing about The Gravedigger.