Debra J. Saunders takes apart one of the Democrats favorite talking points to prove partisanship
On "60 Minutes" Sunday, the president observed, "When I first came into office, the head of the Senate Republicans said, 'my No. 1 priority is making sure president Obama's a one-term president.'" It's the Dems' favorite talking point, that from Day 1, Republicans wouldn't play fair. . . . day wrong, year wrong, venue wrong, context completly missing.She explains it in detail here:
McConnell said those words from Kentucky over the phone during an interview with the National Journal's Major Garrett in October 2010. The interview was about the upcoming 2010 midterm elections that netted the GOP six Senate and 63 House seats. McConnell also said that if Obama is "willing to meet us halfway on some of the biggest issues, it's not inappropriate for us to do business with him." And: "I don't want the president to fail; I want him to change." . . .In any case, I suppose that the quote has gotten the mileage that it has because who would think that an opposing party wants the other party to keep the presidency in the next election.