Down Trend -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should have his picture in the dictionary next to the word failure and yet he continues to preside over the GOP majority in the upper chamber of Congress.
McConnell has justifiably been criticized over his inability to seal the deal on the repeal of Obamacare, allowing three rogue Republicans – John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins – to stick it to President Trump and the American people.
It doesn’t really bother McConnell that Americans will continue to be gouged by skyrocketing insurance premiums, the turtle is only in this racket for himself.
He is now whining about the burden of heightened expectations under Trump.
Via. ABC News: --"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vents about Trump's 'excessive expectations' regarding legislation".
"Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vented about how President Donald Trump’s lack of political experience has led to him setting “excessive expectations” for legislative priorities.Dude, you have the majority – USE IT!
McConnell, R-Ky., told the group in Florence that he found it “extremely irritating” that Congress has earned the reputation of not accomplishing anything.
“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 need to be done by a certain point,” said McConnell, a Republican and the state’s senior senator.
Trump, a political newcomer, as McConnell noted, has a habit of declaring progress on major priorities that do not necessarily reflect the reality of lawmaking.
For example, as the House was in the midst of negotiations about its Obamacare replacement bill in February, Trump announced that Congress was in the “final stages” of its bill and said it would be ready for “submitting” in March. While the House bill was unveiled in March, that chamber didn’t vote on it until May, and health care votes continued until the end of July.
That sort of disconnect has led to Trump’s expressing disappointment when bills — chief among them health care reform — fail to end up on his desk, even though, as with health care, the political reality indicated all along how difficult it was going to be to pass legislation. “Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell told the group. “So part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines — unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating — may not have been fully understood.”
Since the Republicans regained control of the Senate in 2014, McConnell has repeatedly talked big but then failed to deliver when the time came.
He always managed to work with Obama, a tendency that caused some skeptics to believe that the Kentuckian was nothing more than Barry’s footstool but has thus far come up severely lacking during the Trump era and should be replaced before he manages to screw up Republican chances in 2018.
Blog Author's Comments: President Trump is simply asking the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell to do the job he was elected to do. And McConnell believes the president is asking too much of him and his fellow Republicans. President Trump is definitely not the problem; it is Congress and the RINO Republicans that are the real problem. I have said the following here before, that McConnell and Ryan never expected Donald Trump to win the nomination and go on to defeat 'crooked' Hillary in the 2016 election. They assumed that with Clinton in the White House they could all simply coast for the remainder of their political careers.
Speaker Paul Ryan withheld his support for Trump for quite a while until he had no choice once Trump was our president. Now, Trump has asked them to get to work and proceed with the agenda he laid out for his supporters that elected him president. And McConnell is whining because he feels the president is asking too much and not being realistic. I and many others are very pleased that Donald Trump is our president. He has worked very hard to get healthcare reform done. Now McConnell is seeking to blame him for his own failure. It is uncommitted backstabbers like McConnell with their excuses that caused the failure.
We have been told in the past by our leaders, that there is nothing that cannot be achieved or attained by American optimism and ingenuity. The Trump derangement syndrome is way beyond partisan politics. Now it has really become un-American and unacceptable. I do have to concede that the three senators who voted against the 'skinny healthcare repeal bill' - John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins - really don't belong in the GOP. The two females, said they wanted Planned Parenthood concessions, to vote for the bill. McCain is simply a dying anti-Trumper. But, maybe McConnell could have sat down with the three of them to find out what it would have taken to get Murkowski and Collins on board. It would have been a waste of time talking to McCain.
Quote For The Day: The same people in DC who told us Hillary would easily win are now telling us Trump is losing supporters. Sorry, he's gaining supporters. -- Richard Grenell