Tuesday, July 12, 2011
McConnell Compromise: A Bitter Pill for Conservatives
A White Flag of Surrender is awarded to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R?-KY). MSNBC says:
The top Republican in the Senate proposed on Tuesday giving President Barack Obama sweeping new power to, in effect, unilaterally increase the nation's debt limit to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations.
...Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered a new plan to allow the president to demand up to $2.4 trillion in new borrowing authority by the summer of next year in three separate submissions.
Those increases in the so-called debt limit would automatically take effect unless both the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic Senate enact legislation specifically disapproving it....
John Hawkins at Right Wing News is quick to express his displeasure in "I'll Fully Support Mitch McConnell's Great New Debt Limit Compromise if He Resigns as Minority Leader." Erick Erickson brings in a biblical reference in "Mitch McConnell Just Proposed the 'Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011'.″