For Immediate Release:
September 9, 2013
Madison Project Responds to McConnell’s Deceptive Ad
Washington, D.C. – The Madison Project PAC released the following statement regarding Senator Mitch McConnell’s deceptive ad on defunding Obamacare:
“This is yet another example of Mitch McConnell talking one way in Kentucky and acting quite differently in Washington,” said Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project. “It is extremely deceptive of McConnell to claim to be supportive of defunding Obamacare when he’s actually undermining the conservative led effort to defund by pressuring senior senators to take their names off the Sen. Mike Lee letter. As a career politician McConnell knows that a standalone bill will never pass the Senate, thereby leaving the law intact for dependency to take root. He is merely using ceremonial actions as a political human shield to feign opposition to Obamacare even as he refuses to join the effort to defund Obamacare in the budget process.”
In reality, there is not much of a difference between McConnell’s position and that of Democrat Allison Lundergan-Grimes on Obamacare.
Lundergan-Grimes: “there are many things wrong with it, but instead of trying to repeal it nearly 40 times and wasting our taxpayers’ money, we should be talking about solutions.” 7/18/13 The Courier-Journal
McConnell: “There are a handful of things in the 2,700-page bill [Obamacare] that probably are okay.” 8/13/13 WYMT – TV
Senator McConnell has still refused to explain which parts of the law are “okay.” How can the law be repealed “root and branch” if there are parts of it that are “okay?”
“We have seen the same dynamic play out over and over again,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “Whether it’s fighting the debt ceiling, amnesty, radical nominees, or Obama’s new escapade in Syria, McConnell refuses to lead when it counts, relying on ritual actions and tepid statements to fill his vacuum of leadership.”
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