Mitch McConnell, expressing the kind of pessimism many of us in this country are feeling:
Mr. McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican, said he had gone into negotiations in good faith over how to formulate a deficit-reduction package to accompany an increase in the statutory borrowing limit.
The Treasury has said the limit must be raised by Aug. 2 to avoid the potential of a U.S. default on its debts, while Mr. Obama has said he wants a deal by July 22.
After the latest negotiations, led by Mr. Obama, Mr. McConnell said he concluded that the administration had “expressed a fundamental unwillingness” to agree to significant spending cuts.
“But after years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable,” Mr. McConnell said in a Senate floor speech.
There’s much that is unattainable with the mindset represented by this President holding sway over Americans. Much. Many of us have believed this for a very long time… and have been dismissed as radicals, as racists, as wingnuts. But the truth is finally making a comeback.
The sooner the country elects someone different, the better the country will be.