Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: Mitch McConnell


The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who project their most blatant negative attributes onto those they claim to be against. Here’s a great example of that behavior by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, just before Obama’s State of the Union speech:

“It’s hard not to feel a sense of disappointment even before tonight’s speech is delivered because while we don’t yet know all the specifics, we do know the goal,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor today, “the goal isn’t to conquer the nation’s problems. It’s to conquer Republicans.”

And Mitch McConnell exactly 15 months ago:

MCCONNELL: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

Hey, look at that speck in the other guy’s eye! I can’t see it through the log in my own, but I’m sure it’s there!

Comments

  1. MikeMa says

    Ed,
    You have elevated McConnell’s status by call him majority leader in the first paragraph. He really doesn’t deserve it and we can only hope the current crop of GOTP losers will insure it.

    McConnell has indeed been so single focused on defeating Obama that it might be said he put the ‘NO’ in GNOP.

  2. Michael Heath says

    MikeMa writes:

    McConnell has indeed been so single focused on defeating Obama that it might be said he put the ‘NO’ in GNOP.

    While I have nothing but contempt for Sen. McConnell, I’m confident his position on being an obstructionist in no way distinguishes him within the Republican leadership or within the GOP voting base. Given that the conservatives within the Democratic party have also frequently joined Republicans in filibustering their own party/caucus’ agenda, not just voting against that agenda, but effectively impeding such votes to even take place, I would argue Sen. McConnell is a standard-issue conservative when it comes to the conservative movement’s willingness to effectively shut down the legislative process of government as much as they feasibly can – regardless of the consequences to the country.

  3. MikeMa says

    We really need to fix the filibuster so that the obstructionist bastards (of whatever stripe) have to actually be there and actively participate. Filibuster by proxy is bullshit.

  4. says

    You shouldn’t yell at Mitch. It will spoke him. He’ll draw his head back into his shell, and won’t come out again. Do you know how many carrots (literally) it took to get him to come out again?

  5. Big Boppa says

    holytape @4

    You see the resemblance too? I always thought that Mitch looked like a 120 year old Galapagos tortoise trying to will himself into one last hard-on.

  6. John Phillips, FCD says

    Big Boppa, I only just managed to turn my head in time or I would have had cake and coffee all over my tablet. I really should stop reading ftb when eating or drinking, it just gets too messy.

  7. exdrone says

    Is McConnell really Fischer-worthy? His logic is linear and consistent, after all. The Republicans cannot hope to oust Obama after one term if he keeps reminding the electorate about the obstructionism of the party.

  8. Michael Heath says

    Big Boppa:

    I always thought that Mitch looked like a 120 year old Galapagos tortoise trying to will himself into one last hard-on into having a decent-sized bowel movement for the first time in decades.

    FIFY

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