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What would a Mitch
McConnell-led Senate look like?

Washington Post, by Paul Kane

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/17/2014 5:08:09 PM

It’s no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) don’t like one another. They battle regularly over legislation and their Senate floor fights over arcane-but-important rules have become must-see entertainment for senatorial insiders. According to aides in both parties, the two leaders have not had a one-on-one sitdown to discuss legislation (or anything else) since late last year. Nowadays, all business is conducted on the phone or in brief discussions on the Senate floor. Part of that feud is political – Democrats targeted McConnell in 2008, Republicans targeted Reid in 2010, Democrats

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubby, 4/17/2014 5:11:44 PM     (No. 9814791)

Well the first thing that idiot would do is bring back the filibuster and turn control back over to the Democrats. The elite GOP and the Rinos will pass amnesty and not repeal obamacare no matter what Brit Hume says. That´s what I believe a McConnell-led Senate would look like. No real difference!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 4/17/2014 5:14:18 PM     (No. 9814795)

I dunno, a herd of turtles?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 4/17/2014 5:24:24 PM     (No. 9814812)

I´d rather see a Mike Lee or Ted Cruz lead Senate. And Paul and the WaPo...bite me!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 4/17/2014 5:31:56 PM     (No. 9814824)

No different than it is run now. Kentucky Kickback McConnell would not want to upset his Brother´s in the DemocRat Party. Goa keep the Go Along to Get Along Gang n line. McConnell needs to be permanently retired. Term Limits are Needed, Desperately...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/17/2014 5:32:06 PM     (No. 9814825)

I agree with #1 as far as the restoration of the filibuster rule goes, chances are good that once the Republicans come into control in the US Senate that they will restore that rule so that the Democrats can filibusterer Republican sponsored bills. The Republicans may not have to do that, because if the Democrats come up short in the election they will probably change that rule back as one of their last items of business before they relinquish control of the US Senate to the Republicans.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dwa, 4/17/2014 5:33:15 PM     (No. 9814828)

McConnell will try to bring back camaraderie rather than try to play hardball. Giving the Senate to the Repbus with McConnell in charge will mean nothing will change.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Drive, 4/17/2014 5:36:17 PM     (No. 9814832)

We need a new Contract with America to show voters they mean business and will repeal Obamacare in 100 days

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 4/17/2014 5:40:30 PM     (No. 9814837)

Something that even mega-doses of Viagra wouldn´t help!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/17/2014 5:42:26 PM     (No. 9814839)

It would be tougher on nominees. The SC and other federal judges are very important.

On other issues the Democrats would often prevail. Does anyone think guys like McCain and McConnell and Graham are really for smaller government. Or that they will stand up to their friends across the aisle?

In the news we would see a little less of Reid and Schumer. A blessing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 4/17/2014 5:57:28 PM     (No. 9814862)

As the Dems removed the filibuster, the GOP has no obligation to restore it. The Dems can reimpose it if they ever regain control.

In the meantime, Barry will have a tough time getting folks appointed if it requires Senate approval. We may see a repeat of the last few years of the Clinton administration where about all he could get past the GOP Congress was welfare reform.

Regardless of who is the GOP majority leader, he will be infinitely better than the odious Harry Reid.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/17/2014 5:58:57 PM     (No. 9814863)

Please don´t wish for Mike Lee. He has sold his soul to the devil.

He is ardently backing a federal ban on internet poker. Yes, that´s right - - Mikie wants the feds to put poker players in the pokey.

How´s that for a true believer in individual freedom and a shrunken federal government?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 4/17/2014 6:26:06 PM     (No. 9814896)

It would look a lot better than a Reid-led Senate. A lot.

Republicans, stop the circular firing squad. (Target exceptions: McCain and Graham)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/17/2014 7:01:42 PM     (No. 9814924)

It would be a beautiful sight. Just the look on Reid’s face would be worth a million. There would also be a budget every year. It would be like night and day. Not perfect but not like the 100% bad it is now either.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/17/2014 7:12:30 PM     (No. 9814935)

He´d make all Republican Senators wear berets, and carry white flags.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nimby, 4/17/2014 7:19:48 PM     (No. 9814942)

Wrong question. It should be "What would a Cruz/Paul/Lee- led senate look like?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 4/17/2014 7:42:04 PM     (No. 9814964)

A Mitch McConnell led Senate would be one where the Democrats had an equal say in everything. Mitch is a organization man with no vision. Beyond restoring the Senate to it´s 2009 "glory" he has no plans. Majority Leader is as far as his can see.

Statewide in Kentucky he has a 32% approval rating among Republicans and Democrats. Not good.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LAW428, 4/17/2014 7:44:06 PM     (No. 9814965)

They need to face-off in a nursing home somewhere and leave America alone. I´m sick of them.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: losgatos, 4/17/2014 8:08:36 PM     (No. 9814988)

Let´s give it a try. My dog´s name is Sparky and a Sparky led Senate would look a heck of a lot better than a Reid led Senate.

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