Senators McConnell and Paul Strategy to Win (Demo)

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul, both of Kentucky, were caught on a live mic discussing how to spin the federal government shut down so that they can “win.”  It was that line of Senator Paul’s that really got me, “I think if we keep saying, ‘We wanted to defund it, we fought for that, but now we’re willing to compromise on this,“I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re going to win this I think.”
Who is WE and what is this WE going to WIN?  All the people and small businesses who are losing out on revenue right now, are they going to win?  Are the uninsured with conditions like diabetes, mental illness, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, postpartum depression, are they the ones who are going to win?  Or maybe the winners the Senator are referring to are all the doctors and patients put on hold for medical research at NIH.  That line on winning tells you what this whole fight is about.  It’s not about defunding the Affordable Care Act, it’s about beating this President.
Thanks goes out to local Kentucky television station NBC’s WPSD channel 6 in Kentucky for breaking this story in their home state.  MORE MEDIA SHOULD BE BLASTING THIS STORY ABROAD AND IN THEIR HOME STATE KENTUCKY.  A home state where there are 120 counties, half of which have 20% or more of their populations living below the poverty line.  Senator McConnell and Senator Rand Paul represent a state where 31.6% of children under the age of 5 live in poverty.
Poverty Kentucky
So again I ask, who’s winning here?  What this is coming down to is just what President Obama, the democrats, and middle of the road folk have stated it is, political retribution from the tea party and aligned republicans.  Extremism.  Mean spirited, payback tactics for two lost elections.  Read the entire transcript and see the video below.:
“I just did CNN. I just go over and over again: ‘We’re willing to compromise, we’re willing to negotiate,’” Paul said of his interview, adding of Democrats’ stance: “I don’t think they’ve poll tested,‘We won’t negotiate.’ I think it’s awful for them to say that over and over again.” “Yeah, I do too. I just got came back from a two-hour meeting with them. And that was basically the same view privately as it was publicly,” said McConnell, the Senate minority leader. He was likely referring to a long meeting at the White House on Wednesday with President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
 Paul suggested that after attempts to defund Obamacare in the spending bill failed in the Senate, it’s time to make Republicans appear more reasonable than Democrats.
“I think if we keep saying, ‘We wanted to defund it, we fought for that, but now we’re willing to compromise on this,’ Paul said. “I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re going to win this I think.”

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