On Fox News Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offers up a talking point we sure didn’t hear during the election. If the Republicans were still running things, he suggests, nothing important would get done in Washington over the next two years. So apparently it’s a GOOD thing to have Democrats in charge on Capitol Hill.
This new Republican perspective came in response to a question from Brit Hume on the outlook for fixing Social Security, where McConnell was surprisingly upbeat:
I think it can only happen with divided government, that is, one party in the White House and another party in Congress. Divided government is the only way where you can kind of share the blame for doing big things that will sometimes become controversial.
Then again, they won’t be able to accuse the Democrats of failure down the road, if they don’t build up some expectations now.–Karen Tumulty