11/15/16

Note: This posting is not part of the election series. That series is continuing, but I had to insert this posting in between because I am simply livid.

Over the last few days Democrats, their pundits and most of the media have been in a tizzy to try and explain the shocking (to them) turn of events in the elections.

The discussion inevitably turns to Obama and if he was part of the reason for the loss and the divisive atmosphere, etc. (of course he was; yes to both and a big part of both). In the process, I have now heard three different persons on three different channels on three different programs resurrect the urban legend about Mitch McConnell. According to this narrative (bogus one) created by Democrats and magnified by their media slaves, McConnell vowed to make Obama a one term president even before Obama was inaugurated and that is the reason why Obama could never overcome the partisanship in Washington.

I already covered this myth in detail in my “Media Bias” post from October 2012-see point 8 there.

I have now gone back again to Google and found the following article from none-other than the revered (by Democrats, not be me) “fact-checker” of the Washington Post, “When did McConnell say he wanted to make Obama a ‘one-term president’?”

As I wrote back in 2012, and as the fact checker reported (no suspicion of the WaPo’s fact checker being biased towards Republicans G-D forbid!), the facts are as follows:

  • The FIRST time EVER that McConnell made this comment was in October 2010 in an interview with the National Journal. Halfway into Obama’s first term—a week or two before the mid-term elections and AFTER—Obama, in the most partisan manner by any sitting president ever, not only pushed through a massive realignment of America by way of the Stimulus Act, Obamacare, Dodd Franks, etc. with ZERO Republican support, but he also worked hard to publicly malign Republicans and call them the enemy etc. etc.
  • In spite of all of the above, what McConnell actually said was as follows (highlights by me):
    • McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
    • NJ: Does that mean endless, or at least frequent, confrontation with the president?
    • McConnell: If President Obama does a Clintonian backflip, if he’s willing to meet us halfway on some of the biggest issues, it’s not inappropriate for us to do business with him.
    • NJ: What are the big issues?
    • McConnell: It is possible the president’s advisers will tell him he has to do something to get right with the public on his levels of spending and [on] lowering the national debt. If he were to heed that advice, he would, I imagine, find more support among our conference than he would among some in the Senate in his own party. I don’t want the president to fail; I want him to change. So, we’ll see. The next move is going to be up to him.

To be clear, this lie was perpetrated by President Obama, himself, as the above WaPo article makes clear (See note below—IMPORTANT!).

The unfortunate thing is that facts do not matter. Democrats and their supporters in the media created a narrative and now everyone simply accepts it as fact.

Note: In an unbelievable act, President Obama AGAIN lied about this story, and this time in a well-attended press conference in Peru on November 20th—his last trip abroad—and without hesitation he repeated this lie without any comments from any of the attending media outlets. See minute 42 of the conference.