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Mitch McConnell On Obama Inauguration Speech: 'The Era Of Liberalism Is Back'


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, propaganda, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, americans, congress )

Carrie
- 546 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Liberalism has returned in force, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday, reviewing the president's Inaugural Address.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:09 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

John B. (215)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:19 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article by Ryan Grim and the video clips. I certainly hope so and about time. Thank you Mr President.
 

Anne P. (245)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:41 pm
As a proud liberal and progressive, I am thrilled that the "age of liberalism" is back. Loved the president's inaugural speech and can't wait to see what he accomplishes these next four years - with or without sourpuss McConnell and his ilk.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:55 pm
As that astute twit from Alaska used to say "You bet'cha!"
My kind of man.
 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:58 pm
Mitch McConnell is so far to the right that he probably thinks electricity is a communist plot.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:00 pm
Anyone seen today's Borowizt report? It is right on this topic, with McConnell commenting something like "Now we have our list of things to oppose," in the coming legislative session, after witnessing the speech.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:20 pm
Yeah, liberalism is back! Ain't it great????!
 

Bill K. (23)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:20 pm
and hopefully that means the end of the era of conservatives' lack of compassion, class warfare, and greed
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:58 pm
My problem is that liberals are so far to the right of me. I cannot even type that reactionary word that starts with "c". Thanks, Carrie, for a thought provoking article.
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:07 pm
Humanity that what should be called, good posting, thanks
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:23 pm
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Who cares what this fool from the g o p puke party thinks.
The people of KY need to boot him out of office for continuing obstructionistic tactics.

Ty, Carrie.
.
 

Jae A. (323)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:38 pm
Right you are Jim Phillips !
 

Patricia GG (107)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 8:07 pm
McConnell, I think its time YOU THINK about "retiring".....
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:44 pm
Hallelujah!! Liberalism is back!!!
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 10:48 pm
I liked Reid's comment about use of labels like liberalism--labeling is usually intended to divide people rather than bring them together and rarely used when goals are consensus or bipartisanship.
 

Michael Carney (207)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 10:51 pm
Noted...Unfortunately the Era, of idiots, and obstruction, is still with us, as the chinless wonder so stupidly states...This clown should be impeached from the Senate, he is there to do what is best for the people of the Country, and he has done nothing, but make life miserable for the vast majority of people in this Country, by being the ignorant buffoon that he is...Just look what he's done for the people of Kentucky, nothing, they are one of the poorest States in the Country, yet he does nothing to help them, but he lines his pockets by taking the special interest money, at the expense of the people in his home State, and the Country in General...He is a f**king loser, of the first degree...And a disgrace as a Human Being...He makes my skin crawl actually...
 

rene davis (74)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:59 pm
thank you.
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:17 am
Obama is "The Divider In Chief."

 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 4:55 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:13 am
and the problem is?
 

John Gregoire (257)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:18 am
I do not agree with all of the progressive agenda but thought President Obama gave a good address with many salient objectives with which I wholeheartedly agree. Mr. McConnell continues to represnt those that prefer contention to compromise and that is not good for our country. The elction over and now it is time to drop the name calling and rhetoric, in Congress and here on Care2 and get on with fixing our country as President Obama so aptly stated.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:27 am
We won!
 

Larry Gold (9)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:52 am
THANK GOODNESS thats all can say ... now to move forward with some sanity.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:35 am
I do hope that's so then we won't have to see or hear Mitch McConnell any longer after 2014
 

Thomas P. (467)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:09 am
Noted...thanks Carrie. I feel that only those who choose hate, not love, and contention, not compromise, could possibly receive a speech that was so inclusive as a symbol of division. I think some forget that it was four years ago, inauguration night, when a group of Republicans met to plot the strategy of opposing everything the President proposed in an effort to thwart his Presidency (and often the good of the people and the country, as well). "The Era of Liberalism is Back," says Sen McConnell. God willing I say, God willing...
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:13 am
Should have said...Sanity.


Really, Carol. Are you going to spend another 4 years of your hateful life on this crap?
 

Pat A. (117)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:44 am
Stars to Thomas P and Brian M and others.... Does the Far Right not realise that they lost the election by over a million votes despite all their frauds - yet they complain when the President says he will do what the majority of the electorate want?
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:37 am
Do not feed the g o p troll.



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Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:38 am
The far right is in a cult. They don't recognize america as a democracy. They see it as fox tells them to. Corporate fascism. Like Jim Jones did. The ONLY solution now is separation.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:39 am
Yeah, Jim. How does this crap get 49 notes?

Don't note it to save it. Use your history.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:54 pm
LOL! DEMOCRACY has a Liberal bias!;) About time Obama remembered HIS base & the Democratic Party had better get Back on board or we'll go Green (or Purple or Rainbow!;) to get Our Liberal Bias put forth!
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:59 pm

I think the use of the election "machine" to rally support for future issues is excellent thinking. Obama gave an excellent speech, but if any of that is to happen, we must stay involved.
 

Rosary G. (3)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:02 pm

How sad - espousing Democratic Republic rock-solid ideals and the golden "do unto others" rule that governs every legitimate religion, is now considered FAR LEFT WING? Extraordinary statement by someone who neither earns his money nor deserves his job

Bravo, Mr. President, for stating the true excellence of our country loud and clear!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:15 pm
"Liberalism" is only back in rhetoric. Neo-cons needn't worry, action-wise they still prevail---kill lists, drones, global wars on terror and drugs, and other fascist policies.
 

Tim L. (86)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:34 pm
A good rule of thumb: If McConnell hates it, it is a good thing.
 

Maxine Goodyear (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:51 pm
Sounds like sour grapes to me!
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:59 pm
Isn't Ashley Judd going o run in '14 AGAINST McConnell!!! Judd for the US Senate!!
" HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN..."!!!
 

Chris C. (144)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:06 pm
Ah yes, the Age of Liberalism is indeed back...to stay, I hope. Now if we could just get rid of sarcastic, nasty McConnell.
 

Bill K. (23)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:18 pm
O Diane! Of course Obama is the Divider in Chief. He's dividing the ultra-conservative, compassion-challenged, greedy, racist, tea party separatists from the rest of the country who want us to work together as a civilized society for the common good. So go hide in your bunker with your canned goods, guns, Ted Nugent albums, and articles from your favorite right-wing extremist bloggers while the rest of us try to move the US into the 21st century.
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:19 pm
I don't believe you'll be getting rid of Mitch McConnell anymore than we'll be getting rid of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

 

jan b. (3)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:07 pm
S o Mitch McConnell moved from the upper-middle class of a lifelong government employee into the real upper class ($20M or so net worth) of someone who married a woman with a rich father.
Who just happened to become rich from his connections with the rulers of communist China.
"free" trade is great for everybody ??? The source of McConnell's mega-wealth (relative to the rest of us), and how that source has presumably, for 20 years or so, affected McConnell's positions on "free" trade and its devastating impact on millions of Americans who used to have decent manufacturing jobs.
McConnell and his wife are cheap-labor Republicans who hate the idea of American workers making more than minimum wages, .
Because that's what their benefactors want them to do.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:47 pm
Ah, you chinless Mr Turtleneck, just hush..and maybe join your friend Mr Boehner who wiped TEARS from his eyes while the archbishop was saying the prayer (wonder why the media hasn't commented on this-or did I miss?) We know why he was crying...and all rethugs should as well!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:51 pm
Cannot star you yet Carrie but forgot to say Kudos to Harry Reid-once again!
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 4:37 pm
Star to Bill K. for: "So go hide in your bunker with your canned goods, guns, Ted Nugent albums..." LOL! That about sums it up. I would add low IQ and neanderthal profile, sloping forehead, grunting, long arms, and big hands for throwing spears while stalking large pieces of meat.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:44 pm
"I don't believe you'll be getting rid of Mitch McConnell anymore"

Are you kidding!? That Lady will charm the pants off of KY. Remember Palin and how all the boys had to have her? lol Surely you jest. Maybe try rethinking?
 

Joanne Dixon (35)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:25 pm
I am with Rosary, and Betsy Bee. Those in America who are under the mistaken impression that Obama's policies and actions are liberal ain't seen nothin' yet. But I hope they will - I hope they will.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:49 am
Yes, what a shock! Mich Mc Connell looks as though a plum stone has got stuck in his throat. Liberalism must be something very uncomfortable for him, poor man. We should all try to comfort him and tell him that liberalism is not going to hurt him. In fact, if he stopped interfering, it could usher in a much better future for a majority of Americans.
 

Terrie Williams (759)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:13 am
What passes for 'Liberalism' these days....but I'll take it. I'm with you, Betsy and Joanne.
 

James Maynard (66)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:15 pm
Liberalism is back? Don't think so, Harry Reid just
caved again. What a waste.
 

Gene Jacobson (244)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:27 pm
"Liberalism has returned in force, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday, reviewing the president's Inaugural Address."

News flash, Mitch. It never left. There have always been and will always be Americans of great moral stature in this country, your kind occasionally arise out of swamp and show your fangs for a bit, then people with souls take back control again. The vast majority of Americans care about each other, that you don't is on you, not us. I so hope Ashley Judd takes that idiot down. He is the biggest fool in the Senate, well close, he does have competition but he's the one those fools keep electing spokesman, so he's on top of the dung heap, but not by much.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:39 pm
I think Yertle-the-Turtle just said that to "rally the troops." The divisiveness within the GOP is at a high, and this is a scare tactic. Jim, Michael and others are so right in calling them "Obstructionists"...I believe either Bill Maher or Jon Stewart mentioned that recently, and so they should be renamed. I'm not really sure what's classified as "liberal" anymore, since the GOP and media have made it such a dirty word, when in actuality, CONservative is worse. The Bush Regime pushed me past "liberal" long ago...to Progressive--it's the antithesis of what Obstructive Corporatists want....progression.
 

Diane O. (149)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:02 pm
Lois, you are right...."progression towards socialism."
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:19 pm
Dear Diane, Socialism is PROGRESS. Socialism is, alas, only the beginning of a meaningful step towards ending class warfare in this country.. You say no class warfare: See whole families at long term homeless shelters, dear.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:34 pm
"you are right...."progression towards socialism."

Now you're catching on! Progress! Society! Put the civil in civilization! We were meant to be social. It's what separates us from most animals. Even animals can be highly social. Evolution points in that direction.
 

Terrie Williams (759)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:37 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Jason because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Betsy because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Lois because you have done so within the last week.

Dammit!!!
 

Bill K. (23)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:35 am
isn't it sad how some people try to demonize socialism, as if compassion and community are bad things.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:12 am
@Bill
Fox and friends have spent billions to demonize socialism. Fascism doesn't work if the people are informed. The sheep are indeed saddening.
 
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