Michael Tomasky is spot on with regards to the economy. I've been saying this for some time now. When Senator Mitch McConnell said that his number one priority was to defeat the president, he turned his back on the United States of America.
McConnell, in his "moment of candor" as President Bill Clinton described it, said: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
Of course, President Clinton addressed these comments by the senior senator from Kentucky: "Obama also tried to work with Congressional Republicans on health
care, debt reduction, and jobs, but that didn’t work out so well.
Probably because, as the Senate Republican leader, in a remarkable
moment of candor, said two years before the election, their No. 1
priority was not to put America back to work, but to put President Obama
out of work. Senator, I hate to break it to you, but we’re going to
keep President Obama on the job!"
McConnell and the Republicans had no interest in a jobs bill, in getting this economy back to where it should be, or anything that is in America's best interest.
The Democratic Party should take Gov. Deval Patrick's advice to heart and grow a backbone this fall. Go all out against the GOP and call them out on issues such as this.