Friday, November 2, 2012

Party Leader Vows Not to Work with President, Media Appalled

Much ado was made about Mitch McConnell's statement that his goal was to make O a one-term president.  This statement, of course, was made after the 2010 midterms and in his 'vow' he specifically said 'I don't want him to fail, I want him to change.'    Buy why look at the whole statement in context when the cannibalized version of the quote was so much better?  The press wailed and carried on, it became a standard line for the President to use, and fit well into the 'obstructionist Republican' story line. 

Enter Harry Reid.  Today he comes out with the statement that he'll refuse to work with Mitt Romney.  “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable.  Mitt Romney has demonstrated that he lacks the courage to stand up to the tea party, kowtowing to their demands time and again. There is nothing in Mitt Romney’s record to suggest he would act any differently as president.”

(Yes, that record of being the governor of Massachusetts proves he has no ability to work across the aisle.)  

On the long list of reasons why a Romney victory would be so great, somewhere in the top 10 would be watching Mitt ignore Harry Reid and reach out to red state Democrats instead.    But will the press recoil in horror at Reid's comment? 

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