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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"Cynic" to Become Senate Majority Leader?

Interviewing more than seventy-five people who have known or interacted with Mitch McConnell in some way, author Alec MacGillis documents the rise of Mitch McConnell from a liberal Republican local official to today's far-right ideologue and would-be Senate majority leader.

MacGillis appeared on National Public Radio recently and described how McConnell  realized he had only been elected to the U.S. Senate from Kentucky due to Ronald Reagan's coattails.  Seeing the political winds blowing he began shifting his positions to align with the so-called Reagan revolution.

Today, this man, whom MacGillis calls a cynic, is poised to assume a role as the powerful leader of an erstwhile Republican majority -- a majority which according to Greg Palast and others may well be based on cheating.*

*For more on this see posts past and future here.  

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