If Republicans are to enjoy a midterm triumph in 2010 as they did in 1994, McConnell said his party should say: "Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job."
Asked what that "job" was, McConnell explained that "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
That remark drew the ire of several White House officials. At his daily briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the last thing voters will want after this hard-fought campaign is more non-stop politics in Washington.
"There's time for a political campaign now, and there will be time in two years for a presidential campaign. But in the days, in the weeks, in the months after this campaign, the message that voters are going to send and the message that we as elected officials should take is that of working together," he said.
But McConnell and his party NEVER did attempt to work together with President Obama or the Democrats. McConnell practiced the GOP Politics of PURE OBSTRUCTIONISM. And, ultimately HE LOST! President Obama won!
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sums it up.
Now McConnell is back at it. He might just as well have said his new "top political priority over the next four years is to deny President Obama a third term." It's fairly obvious from his recent attitude he is planning to resume the GOP Politics of Obstruction.
CoH and NUA rules apply, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda.... you know the deal.