Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) caused a minor stir last week, insisting in an interview, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.... Our single biggest political goal is to give [the Republican] nominee for president the maximum opportunity to be successful." The Washington Monthly
What? #1 priority isn't jobs? The economy? Healthcare reform? Wall Street reform? The things Americans want fixed? Well, surprise, surprise...
The GOP needs to get away from this. I think Rubio would take an entirely different approach.
The American people, by a decent majority, elected Obama because they wanted to end the wars, fix healthcare, get rid of the people who drove us into economic collapse. He's the one that built his platform with those planks. So, he's the one that got elected.
In resonse, the GOP pretty much replied "**** what America wants" because it went against big buisness and so many special interests that fill their campaign chests. So they sat on their hands, filibustered and fought the change that Americans voted for at every turn.
As a result, they won the next round of elections? Duh? Don't make sense to me either. But it was a fair election. Now is the time to work on what the American people want. Healthcare, education, jobs, economy and the end of these going nowhere expensive wars.
I think if Rubio was in charge of the GOP this could happen. I could get behind him. But I think what is going to happen instead, is just just more years of do-nothing, worthless GOP politicians raping the national coffers while the rich get richer and the poor gets poorer. But, and I hate to say it, America will get what it deserves. We voted for it.