Hold ‘Em Republicans

Asked on Sunday’s Meet the Press whether he believes there’s a need for Congress to pass some kind of health care reform, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell replied, “Oh, absolutely. I’m not in favor of doing nothing.”
Well, of course he’d say that. Voters have long ranked health care as one of their top concerns and candidates from both parties routinely make pledges of reform a centerpiece of their campaign. McConnell knows there’s a broad consensus in America that something needs to be done and he’s not about to make headlines by challenging it.
But that doesn’t mean he actually wants Congress to do anything.

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