- Nov 24, 2009
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- San Francisco
- Political Leaning
“I wish we had been able to obstruct more. They were able to get the health care bill through. They were able to get the stimulus through. They were able to get the financial reform through. These were all major pieces of legislation, and if I would have had enough votes to stop them, I would have.” — Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader
Well that's telling it the way it was. Obama's got it right.
Excerpted from “Obama: GOP party of 'No, we can't'” By CAROL E. LEE, Politico, 8/16/10 4:04 PM EDT Updated: 8/16/10 4:49 PM EDT
[SIZE="+2"]P[/SIZE]resident Obama, playing off the slogan of his 2008 campaign, mocked Republicans Monday as the party of “No, we can’t” and skewered Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying he wishes the GOP “had been able to obstruct more” of Democrats’ agenda.
“Obstruct more? Is that even possible?” Obama said with a laugh during a fundraiser for Tom Barrett, Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin. “So apparently that’s their plan for the future: ‘No we can’t.’ Clean energy: ‘No we can’t.’ Health care: ‘No we can’t.’ Wall Street reform: ‘No we can’t.’ ” …