How Republicans Conned The American People Into Giving Them Control Of The Senate

This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, joined by his wife Elaine Chao as he speaks to media at Donamire Farm in Lexington. In a debate with his Democratic re-election opponent, McConnell said that Obama’s health care law must be pulled up “root and branch.” But he hastened to add that the state could somehow still keep its insurance marketplace, which owes its existence to Obama’s law. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, joined by his wife Elaine Chao as he speaks to media at Donamire Farm in Lexington. In a debate with his Democratic re-election opponent, McConnell said that Obama’s health care law must be pulled up “root and branch.” But he hastened to add that the state could somehow still keep its insurance marketplace, which owes its existence to Obama’s law. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, joined by his wife Elaine Chao as he speaks to media at Donamire Farm in Lexington. In a debate with his Democratic re-election opponent, McConnell said that Obama’s health care law must be pulled up “root and branch.” But he hastened to add that the state could somehow still keep its insurance marketplace, which owes its existence to Obama’s law. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

 

(Politicus USA) – The lazy explanation from the media and political chattering classes is that Democrats lost their Senate majority because of Barack Obama. The truth is that the Senate Republicans ran a years long con on the American people that resulted in the GOP’s election win.

Republicans originally had a plan to obstruct everything that President Obama attempted in order to make him a one-term president.

Here is what Sen. Mitch McConnell told National Journal in 2010,

McConnell: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, “Those of you who helped make this a good day; you need to go out and help us finish the job.”

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