Monday, November 15, 2010

Mitch McConnell says NO to what he loves doing...

For the first time in 24 years, give or take, Senator Mitch McConnell has decided he no longer wants to bring money back to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. McConnell decides that he loves Rand Paul and thinks the world of Rand Paul to the point that what Rand Paul says goes. Mitch, please grow some balls. You used to have them but then you morphed into a tea party senator. What happened to the senator that said he looked up to the late Henry Clay, one of the greatest politicians this state has ever sent to Washington, DC.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell capitulated to the Tea Party movement on Monday and endorsed a Republican-led moratorium on “earmarks,” the thousands of local projects stuffed into legislation that add up to billions of federal dollars.

“Nearly every day that the Senate’s been in session for the past two years, I have come down to this spot and said that Democrats are ignoring the wishes of the American people,” McConnell said Monday in a surprise announcement from the Senate floor. “When it comes to earmarks, I won’t be guilty of the same thing.”

The reversal by McConnell, who based his 2008 re-election campaign on his ability to deliver projects to Kentucky, suggests a political win for Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. DeMint was poised to force an internal vote among incoming GOP senators Tuesday on freezing all requests for earmarks, which legislators seek to pay for pet projects in their home states.
In a related announcement, Mitch McConnell's campaign donors will pay for the tolls on the bridges. Well, he doesn't want to bring money to the state now, it seems...

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