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Friday, November 05, 2010


Told ya.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that "the only way" his party would succeed in advancing its agenda was to ensure that President Barack Obama was defeated in two years, seemingly bringing a quick end to post-election professions from both sides about working together.
Even as Mr. Obama announced that he had invited congressional leaders of both parties to meet him this month to discuss the legislative agenda for the rest of the year, Senate Republicans were flexing their muscles in the new playground of divided government, scrambling to fill leadership posts, announcing a legislative agenda and warning their Democratic counterparts to change their ways or else.
The comments by Mr. McConnell, R-Ky., about Mr. Obama -- echoing a line he used before the election -- suggested that he had heard the no-compromise message coming from the most conservative members of his party, and that he intended to wage an aggressive battle in the Senate, even though Republicans failed Tuesday to gain a majority there.

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