Published On: Tue, Jan 6th, 2015

Mitch McConnell to lead Senate GOP with ‘Don’t be scary’ plan

Congress will add their new members today and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will be moving to Senate Majority Leader and offers a simple plan for Republicans: “Don’t be scary.”

“I don’t want the American people to think that if they add a Republican president to a Republican Congress, that’s going to be a scary outcomem,” McConnell says, just after a landslide victory for the GOP in the midterm elections.

Mitch McConnell to GOP: "Don't be scary" photo/ donkeyhotey

Mitch McConnell to GOP: “Don’t be scary” photo/ donkeyhotey

McConnell’s pre-Christmas remarks were released Sunday and didn’t sound very conservative at all.

“I want the American people to be comfortable with the fact that the Republican House and Senate is a responsible, right-of-center, governing majority.”

“There would be nothing frightening about adding a Republican president to that governing majority,” McConnell continued. “I think that’s the single best thing we can do, is to not mess up the playing field, if you will, for whoever the nominee ultimately is.”

McConnell appears to be priming Congress for a benign approach to legislature with hopes of getting a Republican in the White House.

The Washington Post notes that “in August 2014, just 35 percent of Americans had a favorable impression of Republicans as compared to 60 percent who viewed the GOP unfavorably in Washington Post-ABC News polling. Even in October — less than a month before Republicans won Senate control and expanded their majority in the House — just one in three people viewed the party favorably, while 56 percent saw it in an unfavorable light.”

The midterm revealed a different truth and perspective of the GOP.

Is the GOP still battling "in-fighting" photo/ donkeyhotey

Is the GOP still battling “in-fighting” photo/ donkeyhotey

“In a mid-December Post-ABC poll, 47 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of the GOP, the same number who regarded the party unfavorably. The 47 percent favorable score was the best Republicans have rated in Post-ABC data since the summer of 2008; the last time they had a better fav/unfav ratio was way back in March 2006. (By contrast, Democrats’ favorable ratings dipped post election — 44 percent favorable/50 percent unfavorable.),” the article summarizes.

McConnell may be firing warning shots at Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Louie Gohmert who have been vocal opponents of the Republican establishment. John Boehner is the target in the House, so perhaps he’s trying to thwart a similar revolt.

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