Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Low Expectation Republicans

"Attendees at a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky gathered on Monday to hear Mr. McConnell explain why Republican lawmakers have been unable to deliver major legislative accomplishments for the president. The senator pushed back against the perception that his leadership and colleagues are inept by focusing on 'the complexity of legislating.'
'I’d ask for a show of hands, but I know everybody’s saying, ‘been there, haven’t done anything,’ which I find extremely irritating — and I’m going to tell you why,' the senator said. 'A Congress goes on for two years. Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things [that] need to be done by a certain point.'"

Excuses, excuses! I expected this sort of whining from the Democrats, but to hear it from Republicans is even more unseemly:  Trump has ‘excessive expectations’ for GOP Congress, complains McConnell. What's wrong with "excessive expectations"? What's wrong with trying to ram through the legislation you consider important, the way real leaders like LBJ did? When you hear Mitch McConnell, you'd swear he were a Democrat, and it's disgraceful. If anything is "extremely irritating", it's this sort of complaining.

Stop kvetching, and do your job before you lose your job!

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