Senate Democrats

With No Agenda, Republicans Resort To Tea Party Pandering

McConnell Says President Obama Leads A Gang of “Liberal Thugs,” While DeMint Decries Compromise

Instead of Working To Create Jobs, Republicans Huff and Puff About “Tyranny,” “A Day That Will Live In Infamy,” “Trampling On Our Constitution”

When Senator Coburn Says You’re Blowing Issues “Out Of Proportion,” You Know You’ve Gone Too Far

REPUBLICANS SPLINTERED, INFIGHTING OVER AGENDA

Politico: In Behind The Scenes Battle, “Divide Within The Party Is Sharp.”  “With no nominee yet to spell out the party’s agenda, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is locked in a behind-the-scenes debate with other Republicans over their strategy for winning back power.”  [Politico, 2/2/12]

WITH NO AGENDA TO SPEAK OF, REPUBLICANS PANDER TO THE TEA PARTY WITH OVERHEATED RHETORIC

McConnell: President Obama Leads A Gang Of “Liberal Thugs.” “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to launch a fierce attack on the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, calling out ‘liberal thugs’ for intimidating their opponents in the name of political expediency.” [Politico, 2/9/11]

DeMint: Democrats Should Give Up Hope of Compromise. “President Obama and his party should give up any hope of working with conservatives in Congress, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint warned Thursday, at the opening of a conservative conference in Washington. ‘Compromise works well in this world when you have shared goals,’ DeMint told the activists gathered for the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). ‘When you have a shared goals, you can sit down together. We don’t have shared goals with the Democrats.’ Likening the 2012 elections to the Super Bowl, the senator said, ‘I can guarantee you Coach Coughlin did not tell his Giants to go out on the field and work with those other guys. They weren’t cooperating with Tom Brady… The two teams had different goals. The Patriots were there to beat the other guys.’” [CBS News, 2/9/12]

Johnson: “Obama Is Not Someone We Can Compromise With.” At CPAC Senator Ron Johnson said, “Obama is not someone we can compromise with, Obama is someone we must defeat.” [ABC News, 2/9/12]

Lee: Cordray Appointment “May Well Be A Day That Will Live On In Infamy” Lee said, “Jan. 4, 2012 may well be a day that will live on in infamy as a day the Congress ceded one of its rightful powers to the executive.” [Mike Lee, 2/1/12]

Alexander: Cordray Appointment Disregarded Every American “Who Chooses Liberty Over Tyranny, President Over King” Alexander said, “The President’s recess appointments not only show disregard for the Constitution , they show disregard for every individual American who chooses liberty over tyranny, President over King.” [Floor Remarks, 2/2/12]

Wicker: Cordray Appointment “Trampling on Our Constitution” Wicker said, “I say this with all sincerity to the President and to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle: There is a time for spin and there is a time to make political points, but politics and theater ought to stop short of trampling on our Constitution .” [Floor Remarks, 1/26/12]

BUT DON’T TAKE IT FROM US: COBURN THINKS REPUBLICANS’ RHETORIC BLOWS ISSUES “OUT OF PROPORTION”

Coburn: Conservatives Are Blowing Contraceptives Controversy “Out of Proportion” “Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said conservatives claiming the Obama administration is waging a war on religious liberty because of its policy mandating healthcare coverage for contraception are blowing the matter ‘out of proportion.’” [The Hill, 2/9/12]

 

 

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