After listening to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s detailed discussion on the Debt, the Budget and Spending on Saturday, along with Congressman Paul Ryan’s assertion that the people are way ahead of the political class on Meet the Press yesterday, there seems to be a disconnect with establishment Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vision of the way forward.
McConnell’s appearance on Fox News Sunday left me scratching my head, because his apparent biological predisposition to compromise with Democrats was in stark contrast with House leadership.
No video or transcript of FNS’s McConnell segment is available at this time, but Roll Call has a little blurb about it.
Cantor was dismissive of the President’s latest ‘Commission’ headed by Joe Biden, as he was of Pat Toomey’s Bill, ceding the power of the purse to the President.
Eric Cantor is not exactly a Tea Party Republican, but the contrast between him and RINO boy is vast. Cantor gets it. McConnell does NOT.
If Republicans take the Senate in 2012, the very FIRST order of business is to make sure that McConnell no longer holds any leadership position.
This is not negotiable.