GOP Leader McConnell: Real Deficit Solution Is Unattainable “As Long As Obama Is in White House”

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Obama today on the senate floor, “As long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable.”
Business Insider reported:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered his strongest criticism yet of President Barack Obama’s leadership in the ongoing talks.

“I have little question that as long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable,” he said on the Senate floor Tuesday. Adding, “This was not an easy decision for me.”

Obama, he said, “has presented us with three choices: smoke and mirrors, tax hikes or default. Republicans choose none of the above.”

McConnell added the Democratic budget plan would provide only “a couple of billion dollars in cuts up front with empty promises of more to follow.”

‘”I had hoped to do good, but I refuse to do harm,” he said.

Congressional leaders will return to the White House at 3:45 today to continue negotiations on reaching a deal.

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  • baseballguy

    His mouth to God’s ears.
    The truth is spoken – let it be written – let it be so.

  • PJ

    Stay strong, Mitch!

  • bigkahuna

    When O’numbnuts starts lying about big oil somebody needs to remind him of this and then demand he ask how much GE Made and how much they paid in taxes ????

    What about big Google or Big Apple and many others..I am sure they made billions doing less for the country and less for the world as a whole than the benefits we get from oil /gas.

  • WW

    He (BHO) has a plan and he is sticking to it. His plan is the distruction of America as we know it. His goal is to be the U.N. Sec. Gen. after he destroys America and Israel. They are the two biggest obstacles in his quest for a one world government.

  • Lightwave

    Good. There can be no real solutions to America’s problems as long as there are Democrats still in power anywhere in America.

    Choose none of the above. Walk out on the bastard. Don’t raise the debt ceiling. Force a balanced budget by taking away the option to borrow more. We are already approaching 100% of GDP in just public debt. Unfunded mandates are ten times that, $150 trillion dollars we will owe our grandchildren.

    The only solution is to force Obama to zero out the welfare state. Yes, this will mean pain for millions of Americans but we will survive. Cut spending to 2005 levels and keep them there. The alternative is hyperinflation and the end of America.

    Republicans will go down as heroes in five years if they simply walk away from the debt ceiling talks.

  • Jules Hamil

    Let’s hope the Republicans stand firm and hold the line. If they don’t it will be a disaster waiting to happen in 2012.

    The EPA has just decided to “further regulate” the coal industry which will cost us more for electricity and the layoffs will be happening soon (thanks to the voting coal miners in West Virginia) so never doubt that Ovomit’s spending and so-called “fees” won’t go into effect soon after they raise the debt ceiling. Where do the Democrats think all the money is going to come from to pay for this? Surely someone in Washington must see what he is doing to our Country.

  • Moright

    Hang tough. And I always eat my peas.

  • ahem

    He’s correct; Obama is a Communist. That’s all he knows.


    marxist kenyan fraud odumba$$ destroying america like he set out to do

  • Kate

    I pray that the Republicans play tough in this apparent game of chicken Obama is playing. What a foul human being he is.

  • The Solution: Take your oath of office seriously for once, begin investigations and remove this Usurper.
    But no. you will leave him there, because of the fear of “Urban Unrest” if he is removed. Meanwhile, the country is being destroyed.

  • Doc54

    until Odumbas* is out of office……..well there’s the big “DUH” for the day, thanks for that info Mitch!

  • McConnell states the obvious. I’m sick of Obama-speak. making cuts is the answer. But Obama would veto cuts. So Sen. McConnell is correct

  • Guy in Ohio

    BRAVO Mitch!

  • SeniorD

    This isn’t McConnell’s thinking. What he is saying is that Republicans will, again and again, bend over and let the Demodonks get both a placebo spending ‘cut’ and tax increase(s).

    They’re all ‘Professional Politicians’ looking to keep their mouth at the trough.

  • Warthog

    Gadzooks, first Cantor in the House and then McConnell in the Senate, are resisting the Democrat advance! The republicans are evolving a spine! How is this possible? What does this mean?

    (Next thing you know, they’ll be walking upright and using tools…)

  • RedBeard

    Nice to see McConnell sounding resolute. Hope he has enough spine to stay that way as things heat up.

  • Kilroy64

    Stand firm, we’re completely behind you Mitch.

  • Joe College

    Bravo, McConnell!

    It is the truth and the American people need to hear it and someone has to say it. Well done.

  • gus

    But, jets and millionaires and billlllionaires and it’s unfair, and we need more Communism!! NOw!!

  • HadEnough

    BTW did Odumbo include his buddy GE CEO Jeff Immelt in that list of people he planned to throw some taxes down on? Odumbo needs to publically recognize that he will tax GE to the maximum and ground all of his corporate jets. Tell your buddy Jeff to eat some ***king Peas!!

  • StrangernFiction

    “The President has presented us with three choices: smoke and mirrors, tax hikes or default. Republicans choose none of the above.”

    LMAO! So what Mitch is saying is that we are going to get smoke and mirrors. Well I applaud the honesty. Of course the R’s will give the “smoke and mirrors” the nicest spin possible.

  • Militant Conservative

    Tells me that the internal polls are showing the

    Republican leadership will be supported for

    Not playing ball w the socialist n chief.

    Powder is dry

  • Rock

    American Greatness is Unattainable “As Long As Obama Is in the White House”

  • StrangernFiction

    The republicans are evolving a spine!

    You are going to be disappointed. McConnell is telegraphing what the R’s are going to do. Nothing. Status quo. And they will sell it as doing no harm. If they were going to hold the line they would not be labeling that option “default.” It’s just funny that McConnell has given it away and actually told us it will be smoke and mirrors.

  • mamagriz68

    And yet I still don’t trust Mr. McConnell. If we can survive all of this, we need to do away with establishment politics, which is what got us here in the first place. Term limits of some sort seems to be a good start.

  • StrangernFiction

    This really is tooooo funny. Obama through out the tax increases…..err “spending cuts in the tax code” in order to give him some more bargaining power and the R’s are going to grab onto them to try and soften the blow when they back down. These people really think we are some kind of dumb. Earth to Mitch: Doing no harm IS NOT RAISING THE DEBT CEILING WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT SPENDING CUTS, NOT AN ABSENCE OF TAX INCREASES.

  • StrangernFiction

    threw out

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  • kansas

    His EPA slipped in their power plant rules that are going to skyrocket our electric bills too. Like Marco Rubio says, everything under Obama is worse.

  • “I have little question that as long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable,” as spoken by Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is a refreshing truth coming from a politician.

    That is why at Robbing America sometimes we come into conflict with conservative forces that are employed more in criticizing our own different candidates than focusing in what really matters – November 2012.

  • Ipso Facto

    It sounds like McConnell finally has a pair. I hope he stays that way, however, I’m not optimistic.

    I go to the GOP web site daily and tell them that the Republicans need to stand firm and stick it to the charlatan. We need to do what is in the best interests of the nation and it’s clear Obama is not negotiating in good faith.

  • Sparky

    McConnell and Boehner are weak. If either had any cojones they would have called Obama’s bluff and happily pushed him to the political breaking point.

    Palin would have had this debt dance settled long ago.

  • lizzy84

    –Does not have to be about default!
    Pay interest and cut spending. It is all about cutting spending! Bullsh**t agencies and all. Start with the EPA, TSA and every other 3 letter acronym the Gov has grown over the last 15 years!
    — HANG TUFF, waskaly wepublicans!!

  • averagemelon

    They need Obama to put the gun to his own head and choose: CUT ALL THE SPENDING OR DEFAULT. I’m pretty sure the fool would kill himself before he veered from his agenda.

  • s.mitchem

    If the republicans had done their job, during the 8yrs in office the deficit would not be this high. But most people can’t get beyond this president! or the end of their noses.
    2001 through 2006 republicans controlled the W. house, congress, Senate.
    increased size of government
    2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. WHERE’S THE JOBS THEIR SO PROUD OF!

  • Westie

    I’ve taken to calling my senators local offices and having a discussion about the weak azz Repub Senators….reminding the staff that these R Senators all voted for the Commie Panetta and will likely be voted out if they fold, this Debt Reduction must not include any new taxes!

  • owl

    Sorry Mitch, but I’ll raise you with “the repubs refuse to put enough money into the kitty to pay the vets, soldiers and social security.”

    GET THE H**L out of the WH and grab you a camera and repeat after me “Obama has decided to hold up the checks for the vets, soldiers and old people”. SAY IT, you spineless chicken craps. Shout it so we can hear you.

    I cuss this bunch because they are ALWAYS a dollar short and a day late. Why? Why? Why do we get such as what he just said????????? Does it make the poor & old understand who is holding their check? Give me a breakkkkkkkkkkk.

  • Valerie

    That’s about the worst thing I have ever heard about a sitting President from an opposing party leader.

    Notice there were no cuss words involved, just an assessment of the President’s performance.

  • tom beebe st louis

    McConnell finally showing the cajones to back up Ryan, Cantor and the young lions of the house. This is a golden opportunity to force BHO’s hand on fiscal responsibility. Or, as Rahm Emanual said, “Never let a good crises go to waste”.

  • owl

    The president is campaigning. You think what Mitch said compares? Telling the bare minimum truth compares with scaring old people?

  • donh

    Sounds like preliminary cave in talk to me. Republican leadership making excuses for impotency and inaction on cutting Government. …Why there is democrat holding a high office so we just can´t do what the people voted us to do today. Maybe somewhere over the rainbow when all the democrats go away we can close a program. Its a SCAM.

  • Scott

    Finally, the GOP leadership cracks the code…From Sun Tzu I believe, know your enemy as you know yourself…Obama, like the rest of the democrat leadership practices win at any cost. Win if the country fails in the process…Legalize 15 million illegals to secure a permanent democrat majority even if it bankrupts the states along with the insolvent Federal government…Spend 4 trillion per year even if taxes only raise 2.5 trillion…He doesn’t care. In reality, he like Reverend Wright hate all that Amerika stands for…He is the destroyer.

  • mamagriz68

    McConnell can’t be trusted. He’s apparently now proposing a bill that would allow for automatic debt ceiling increases unless Congress votes by 2/3 margin to block. He’s an establishment guy who will never get what this is all about.

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