True Colors (or, Mitch McConnell’s Contemptible Hypocrisy)

November 15th, 2010

Inspired by McConnell’s true colors (Louisville Courier-Journal 11/11/10) and the revelation in George Bush’s new book about Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s Iraq hypocrisy. 

“This incident, which Sen. McConnell’s office has not denied, shines brightly on the contemptible hypocrisy and obsessive partisanship that have come to mark the senator’s time in office. At the time that Sen. McConnell was privately advising Mr. Bush to reduce troop levels in Iraq, he was elsewhere excoriating congressional Democrats who had urged the same thing. ‘The Democrat leadership finally agrees on something — unfortunately it’s retreat,’ Sen. McConnell had said in a statement on Sept. 5, 2006, about a Democratic letter to Mr. Bush appealing for cuts in troop levels. Sen. McConnell, who publicly was a stout defender of the war and Mr. Bush’s conduct of the conflict, accused the Democrats of advocating a position that would endanger Americans and leave Iraqis at the mercy of al-Qaida. Unless he is prepared to call a former president of his own party a liar, Mr. McConnell has a choice. He can admit that he did not actually believe the Iraq mission was vital to American security, regardless of what he said at the time. Or he can explain why the fortunes of the Republican Party are of greater importance than the safety of the United States.” — Louisville Courier-Journal

This quote from Mitch McConnell’s hometown paper

May end up being his legacy shaper.

Withdrawling troop is traitorous “cut and run”

Which under now circumstances should be done.

Unless, of course, it’s to help the GOP

Defeat their inplacable enemy.

No, not Al Qaeda or global terrorist rats,

But those America-hating Democrats.

So while excoriating Dems for abetting the enemy in Iraq,

McConnell secretly urged George Bush to bring some troops back.

“Contemptible hypocrisy” the Louisville Courier-Journal said,

When McConnell put the GOP’s electoral interests instead.

Unfortunatly for McConnell, the secret’s now out.

Will that revelation affect McConnell’s senatorial clout?

The GOP’s 2008 slogan was not party but “Country First”—

At least in McConnell’s case, the loyalties seem to have been reversed.


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Here’s Rachel’s 11/12/10 “Contemptible Hypocrisy” report on McConnell’s most recent PR problem.

Here’s Rachel’s follow-up 11/15/10 report.

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