Wednesday, August 3, 2011
McConnell seen as victor and "Great Dismantler" in debt ceiling deal
WASHINGTON -- If you haven't noticed, this is Mitch McConnell's moment. And if you haven't realized it, this won't be the last. In fact, there will be many more, especially if -- as is quite possible -- he becomes Republican majority leader of the Senate after next year's elections.
In what amounted to a victory speech as the final vote approached on the debt ceiling he brokered, the senior senator from Kentucky reached what has been a career-long goal: to be this century's Henry Clay.
Only instead of being Kentucky's "Great Compromiser," McConnell is and wants to be the Bluegrass's "Great Dismantler."
Read the rest of the Huffington Post article
Read about Senator Jim Demint: Congressional debt ceiling puppet master