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McConnell Won't Back Down From Top Priority: 'Deny Obama a Second Term


"We can hope the President will start listening ... But we can’t plan on it."

Recently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has come under fire for his comments that the most important job for new GOP leadership is to make Obama a one-term president.

On Thursday, McConnell refused to back down from that position:

Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office. But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won’t veto any of these things. We can hope the President will start listening to the electorate after Tuesday’s election. But we can’t plan on it.

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