Comprehending Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell is complaining that the President is, supposedly, asking Senate Dems to oppose the Republicans’ attempt to ram the Keystone pipeline down our throats without due diligence and safety testing.

“It’s incomprehensible to me that the president of the United States is lobbying against the Keystone amendment,” said McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor on Thursday.

This from a man who just the other day lobbied his own Senators to block the transportation bill and who has repeatedly announced his top priority as the leader of the minority party in the Senate is not putting Americans back to work, it is not protecting American lives or their health, it is not shoring up the economy or strengthening Social Security and Medicare… but rather ensuring the President is removed from office.

That, friends, is totally comprehensible.

You know what else is comprehensible? Mitch McConnell is claiming that the President of the United States who is currently running for re-election is engaged in a nefarious strategy to raise gas prices on all his potential voters:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday charged the Obama administration with working behind the scenes to drive up gas prices — an allegation White House officials have denied.

If you think about it… this makes a lot of sense. The President needs votes, so he raises gas prices so that people get angry and spend more of what little money they have after 8 disastrous years of Republican rule in the White House decimated the middle class so that the middle class voters take out their frustration and that ubiquitous “pain at the pump” on the re-election campaign of Barack Obama, thus ensuring his re-elec…. wait. Wait a second. Mitch McConnell’s conspiracy theory doesn’t make any sense at all does it? That’s odd.

And to any Republicans who wish to believe in Mitch, we’ll remind you again that Mitch’s actual top priority is Mitch. All he wants is to be the Senate Majority Leader. He’ll do whatever it takes to get there and if it comes down to it he’d rather win the Senate than the White House. When stuff gets tight, watch Mitch fight for his own power (and if you look carefully, he already is and always has been), not the power of the conservative movement. But keep on supporting him.

Mitch wouldn’t have it any other way.

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