US Senate Majority Leader has made just that point in private…
The whole country vs two US Senator’s in Georgia…
And of course more so???….
‘His’ Majority status?
Does it count as saying the quiet part out loud if you say it on an ostensibly private phone call?
On a recent conference call, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the case for making a deal on COVID relief to his caucus of conspiracy mongering, COVID truthing plutocrats. McConnell didn’t argue that 5 million more Americans would slip into poverty if unemployment insurance expired. He didn’t persuade them with stories of local restaurants and small businesses in dire need of loans as bridges to our post-vaccine future. Instead, McConnell — as politicians often do — personalized the pain and suffering of the pandemic and recession through the stories of two individuals.
“Kelly and David are getting hammered.”
Of course, “Kelly and David “are Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the two Republican millionaire Senators accused of insider trading whose fates in a January runoff will determine control of the Senate.
For many, McConnell’s remarks were seen as evidence of the win-at-all-costs nihilism that is endemic to modern Republicanism. It’s definitely gross that McConnell cares more about keeping power than keeping millions of Americans out of poverty. However, we shouldn’t gloss over the fact that McConnell, a shrewd political operator, has decided that the only way Republicans can win in Georgia is for the GOP to sign off on the government sending money to people in need. This stunning admission has implications for how Democrats can make progress in the Biden era as well as for our 2022 political strategy….