Mitch McConnell: The Real Problem With Political Polarity
I think it’s pretty obvious to most people that Washington is as politically polarized as it has ever been.
No one wants to give up, no one wants to be wrong, no one wants to defy their party.
Because of this, it is really hard to point fingers, everyone participates. But, today, I am in one of those moods where I want to point a finger.
Today, that finger is pointed directly at the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, I think we can all agree that this man has been on a power trip ever since he took office. Strategically scheduling votes around his schedule and his political agenda. Changing Senate rules to confirm appointments. The overreach is truly never ending.
Let me give you an example. A couple of weeks ago when The Green New Deal was announced, The Majority Leader took the time to announce his interest in bringing the legislation to the floor of the Senate. This was not a move to pass this legislation, but a move to gain political ground on the Democratic candidates for President. A move to force these candidates to take a stance on legislation that leans drastically left. How immature and petty can one be?
And let me reassure you, this is just one example of many.
Some may say I am just naive. This happens no matter what the party, no matter who is in charge. But, my argument is that this time it’s just different. This time, McConnell has gone too far.
After the last midterm elections, The Democratic Party took back majority of the House of Representatives. Under Democratic leadership, unlike under Republican leadership, legislation has been swiftly moving through the House. I won’t bore you with the details, but man is it refreshing. No matter your party, no matter what you believe, you have to admit that movement just feels good.
Even when Republicans had the House, Senate, and the White House, they couldn’t get much pushed through outside of a tax bill that is still being questioned.
The problem? No matter the legislation, the man in charge in the Senate just doesn’t care. No debate, no conversation. The Senate takes up legislation he wants, when he wants it, and how he wants it done. No questions asked.
Don’t even let me get started on the Supreme Court.
I’m ranting. Let me leave you with this. For all of you who think President Trump is the problem, I would take a long second look at Mitch McConnell.