You got to love U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Republican majority leader of the Senate. That is if you look up to someone who epitomizes all that is wrong with Washington these days.
With governors and local officials wondering how they will keep their doors open, McConnell says in a radio interview that he is not interested in any “blue state bailouts.”
In other words, if you happen to vote for Democrats you are subhuman and deserve to be treated as such. Here is what the New York Times reported:
“I think this whole business of additional assistance for state and local governments needs to be thoroughly evaluated,” Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, said in an interview with the conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “There’s not going to be any desire on the Republican side to bail out state pensions by borrowing money from future generations.”
Mr. McConnell’s comments were an explicit rejection of a top priority of Democrats who have pushed to spend tens of billions of dollars to help states. His staff members highlighted their partisan cast in a news release circulated a short time later, in which his statement appeared under the heading “Stopping Blue State Bailouts.” The phrase suggested that the top Senate Republican was singling out for scorn some of the hardest-hit, heavily Democratic states such as California, Illinois and New York.”
Even Republican Congressman Peter King of New York called McConnell’s remarks “shameful and indefensible.”
I think King was being kind.
In the middle of this crisis, with the death toll nearing 50,000, this is the narrow view some in Washington have? Lord help us all.