Talk about leading from behind. We used to think it shameful that Obama would lead from behind, by letting other world leaders do whatever heavy lifting needed to be done (not that much ever had to be done), and then Obama would just hop on the bandwagon –being praised by leftists for it.
Obama was the king of leading from behind – until now. It seems our dear Senate majority leader, the one and only (thank heavens) Mitch McConnell may have dethroned the king.
McConnell said last Tuesday that the Senate, “will go forward with an immigration debate, and I’m going to structure it in such a way that’s fair to everyone, and in the Senate when we have these rare kind of open debates, whoever gets to 60 wins.”
The rarity he describes is reserved only for when Republicans control the chamber. As demonstrated on many occasions, no Democratic majority would never tolerate this.
Allow me to offer a translation: “I have not the backbone to lead on this issue, or frankly any issue. Nor do I give a hoot regarding the outcome. So rather than utilize our Senate majority status while we can, I will instead allow my good buddy Chuck Schumer to browbeat Republican moderate squishes to vote with him, while I lurk in the shadows and lead from behind. And truth be told, Chuck really runs the Senate anyway.”
In other words, Senate conservatives are to be locked out and will get nothing they want.