“The brilliance of McConnell’s campaigns are that they are comprised of a complex orchestra of political instruments brought together for a symphony of absolute destruction,” said Josh Holmes, a McConnell political adviser. “His opponents may hear a note or two before they decide to run but he saves the full composition to ensure it’s the last thing a candidate hears before they enter the political graveyard.”
I love that quote. And we see this in action here:
One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for announcing he’s bringing the resolution to a vote.
Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced a sprawling blueprint of an environmental and economic overhaul that has gotten the support of numerous Democrats, including most of the candidates who have announced 2020 presidential runs. …
The hilarious outcome is that Markey has accused McConnell of sabotage by allowing people to vote on the plan he co-sponsored and he is now saying he will vote against his own plan.
A recent biography of McConnell described him as one of the most consequential politics in the history of the United States, who hasn’t been President. Whether you agree with him or not, that is probably true.