OK, McConnell didn’t actually say this. I am stealing this line from the greatest sports writer in American history, Jim Murray.
Murray wrote for the Los Angeles Times. If he had been a political columnist, he would be legendary.
He had no time to polish his stories. After a game, he had to phone in his column to the paper before the next day’s print run. He wrote it off the top of his head, typed it, and phoned it in. He won the award as the nation’s leading sports writer 16 times, 12 in a row.
Every time he finished a column, he leaned back in his chair and uttered this line: “Fooled ’em again.
This line should be the epitaph of American national politics. But, like a zombie, it keeps coming back, walking the streets, and eating people’s brains.
SAVED FROM THE BRINK! (AGAIN)
Senator Mitch McConnell has articulated the irrelevance of voting as no previous national political figure has in American history. He has raised the bar.
On the website of a local CBS affiliate station, this headline was run on November 4, 2014, the day of the mid-term Congressional elections: McConnell: ‘This Is A Chance To Begin To Save This Country’. McConnell had announced this the day before at a political rally. The statement was reported across the nation’s media.
McConnell is the nation’s leading Republican spokesman. He was the minority leader of the Senate on November 4, and he will be the majority leader when the new Senate takes over on January 2. November 4 made this a reality.
On November 5, after a sweeping victory of Republicans across the nation on November 4, McConnell said this: “We are not going to be shutting down the government or defaulting on the national debt. I think we ought to start with the view that maybe there are things we can agree on to make progress in this country.”
In just one day, America had moved off the railroad track to the burning trestle, and onto the excursion track, where everyone gets back safely in the afternoon. Mitch McConnell is the friendly conductor. “Tickets, please. Have your tickets ready.”
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