Mitch on the Fence With His Finger in the Wind

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 and is filed under Blog, Foreign Policy

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If you want a glimpse into how Mitch McConnell operates, take a look at how he is dealing with Obama’s Syrian escapade.

With the implementation of Obamacare set to take effect in just four weeks, President Obama is seeking to distract us all with intervention in a Syrian civil war – one which involves elements on both sides that are enemies of the United States.  Senator McConnell has failed to lead the fight to defund Obamacare, and now he is declining from taking a definitive position on Obama’s Syrian escapade.  Senator McConnell has, thus far, issued his typical innocuous statement, declining to voice his view on the issue and take a leadership role.  McConnell owes it to his Kentucky constituents to divulge whether he believes there is any benefit to spending time and resources siding with one enemy over another in Syria.

Senator McConnell is always proud to tout his “clout” as GOP Leader.  It’s time he project that clout and actually lead an opposition to this ill-advised intervention for the failed Arab Spring.  As GOP Leader, does McConnell plan to whip up votes against the war resolution?  Does he plan to stand with Rand Paul and Matt Bevin, and categorically oppose this deleterious distraction?  Or will he, once again, squander his position of power to quietly cheer for the vote while voting against it once it appears to have enough votes to pass?

So far, McConnell is the only GOP leader not to take a position on getting involved in the civil war.  Contrast that to Bevin’s clear vision on the Arab Spring.

Who would you rather have to go up against Obama and the Democrats?