Mitch McConnell, Asshole of the Day for August 20, 2014
by TheDailyEdge ()
Perhaps no one symbolizes the dysfunction of US government as much as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
After 30 years in the Senate, McConnell is running a disastrous re-election campaign against the dynamic and charismatic Alison Lundergan Grimes. McConnell recently told Kentucky’s long-suffering voters that it wasn’t his job to bring jobs to the state. Just yesterday, he was slammed again for neglecting Kentucky’s farmers.
In the midst of America’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, McConnell spent four shameful years trying to sabotage President Obama’s recovery efforts, in a smug, Un-American attempt to focus on his number one priority of “making Obama a one-term President.” McConnell’s unprecedented use of the filibuster helped push the GOP’s approval ratings to record lows. Just last year, the GOP shutdown cost the country another $24 billion in a futile attempt to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and derail the Obama recovery.
What reason could there possibly be to vote for Mitch in 2014? His answer came today: MORE SABOTAGE! McConnell told Politico that if he somehow beats Lundergan Grimes and the GOP regains a Senate majority, he will put ANOTHER government shutdown back on the table —unless Obama caves to the ridiculous demands of Teapublican extremists.
Simply put, Mitch’s message to voters: Vote for me. Together, we can destroy America.
This is McConnell’s 4th time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Politico