Everybody hit the deck! Liberalism has returned in force!
That is what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pretty much said on Tuesday in response to President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address. McConnell stated “One thing is clear from the president’s speech: The era of liberalism is back. His unabashedly far-left-of-center inaugural speech certainly brings back memories of the Democratic Party in ages past. If the president pursued that kind of agenda, obviously it’s not designed to bring us together, and certainly not designed to deal with the transcendent issue of our era, which is deficits and debt.”
Of course, the Republicans have been doing what they can to stop the return of Liberalism through anti-voter legislation, the cramming through of redistricting legislation, and various attempts to intimidate voters.
Senator John Thune, also on McConnell’s leadership team, decried the Centrist agenda of President Obama by claiming “We were reminded yesterday that this is a liberal president with a liberal agenda.”
The American people have made it clear that they want President Obama’s agenda. The Democrats won a majority of the votes in the House races, but because of the push to gerrymander the districts, the Republicans hold a majority in the House.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gently slapped down his Republican counterpart by stating “A liberal speech? I really don’t know what that means. I think he communicated to the American people a message of hope, a message of action, and I liked it very much. We should move past the name-calling phase.”
Republicans are still sore over the routing that their Presidential candidate.