Thursday, November 8, 2012

Boehner suggests Republicans will Accept More Revenue, Work Together (he must not have met Mitch McConnell)

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November 8, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner stated that Republicans will work together with the White House and accept new revenue, which is contrary to what Mitch McConnell has stated.  Acknowledging Obama’s re-election victory, Boehner said House Republicans were willing to work with the White House and said they would accept new revenue under the right conditions,” Boehner said in prepared remarks.

The House Speaker further added, “What we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a down payment on – and a catalyst for – major solutions, enacted in 2013, that begin to solve the problem.”

Again, Boehner said “They would accept new revenue.”  Has Boehner met Mitch McConnell?

Political Carnival reports: 

“Minority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he wasn’t ready to roll over… or concede any political ground”

The voters have not endorsed the failures or excesses of the president’s first term, they have simply given him more time to finish the job they asked him to do together with a Congress that restored balance to Washington after two years of one-party control.

Now it’s time for the president to propose solutions that actually have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a closely divided Senate, step up to the plate on the challenges of the moment, and deliver in a way that he did not in his first four years in office.

To the extent he wants to move to the political center, which is where the work gets done in a divided government, we’ll be there to meet him half way.”

(my bold)

I don’t know where Mitch McConnell thinks he’s standing in the political spectrum but President Obama has been a centrist — so what he’s asking is for the President to meet him over on the far right crazy cliff so they can take a swan dive off the edge together, with the economy in tow.

There is good news though. McConnell, thankfully is not a man of his word. For example, watch:

We rate McConnell’s statement, ‘Promise unkept.’