Mitch McConnell has been in the limelight lately after his infamous statement about making President Obama a one-term president. This kind of statement among many others has thrown the American public into confusion about the direction the congress is taking. Personally I was left puzzled, wondering how power hungry Mitch must be, that he makes it a personal objective to oust the President. There has been differing opinions regarding the relationship between president Obama and Mitch McConnell, and questions have been raised about their ability to work together.
In the recent years, especially after the 2008 elections, we have heard a lot of chatter in Washington between the Republicans and the Democrats. The Republican Party has been so vocal in opposing the Democratic controlled congress and their efforts were rewarded when they swept the majority in the house in the recently concluded mid-term elections. Key figures stood out in the Republican Party, and among them is the senator from Kentucky – Mitch McConnell.
Mitch McConnell was born in February 20th, 1942, and was chosen by his Republican colleagues as the minority leader in November 2006, making him the top ranking republican in the 110th congress in 2007. From that point, Mitch has been pivotal within the leadership of the Republican Party.
Is it possible for McConnell to support a policy that will grow the economy, as well as help President Obama in his 2012 re-election bid? The president has been extending his arm to the Republican leadership in a bid to find a common ground and move the economy forward. In the past meetings, not much was achieved in terms of working together, and Mitch and his Republican colleagues have always objected to the President’s proposal and ideas. The latest invitation to the White house after the defeat of the Democrats aimed to do just that.
Considering that all congressmen have the best interests of the American public at heart, I believe that the Republicans must develop goals that will address the very issues they have been fighting the Democrats over, and that they have a better approach that will benefit even the simplest of all Americans. To do this, they must strike a common ground, a move that will make him, (Mitch) look out of place, if he is to succeed in making Obama a one term president? The consequences of their decisions and actions in the congress have led to stagnation of the economy over the past two years, at a time when joblessness was severe across the nation.
With the Republicans in control of the congress, Mitch McConnell now finds himself at the center of the field, with him as the quarterback, an opportunity to decide the direction the economy will take, and how to meet and overcome the obstacles along the way. With the two year stagnation of the economy Mitch and other Republican leaders must prove their position and policies by un-stagnating the economy and bring Jobs back to the American People. If this can be achieved, then he will very well be on target to make Obama a one term president.