Congress isn’t quite rolling out the welcome mat for President Obama tonight.
In an election year leaving little room for pleasantries, Senate Republicans offered a harsh assessment of what they interpret President Obama’s State of the Union address will represent tonight: a campaign 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. The goal isn’t to prevent gridlock, but to guarantee it.”
Stemming from President Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign, McConnell said the message coming from the White House is that the president has “given up” on Congress and has decided to try now to “convince” Americans that the unstable economy is Congress’ fault and not his administration
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Mitch McConnell on Obama's SOTU speech: “the goal isn’t to conquer the nation’s problems. It’s to conquer Republicans. "
McConnell nails Obama's real 2012 agenda.