Considering everything he has said over the past three days, one might get the impression that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to see Democrats retake of the House of Representatives.
McConnell recently said it's unlikely that we'll be able to reduce the federal deficit with one political party controlling the entire government (that would be his party) and now he says they'll try to repeal Obamacare again if they win enough seats.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a “disappointment.” [...]
He said, “If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks... We’re not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working.”
This is an admittedly wild theory, but look: if I were Mitch McConnell and I were considering the possibility that I'd have to deal with Jim Jordan next year, I might be secretly hoping that Nancy Pelosi is the next Speaker.
McConnell and Paul Ryan are cut from the same cloth, but the next generation of Republican leaders are different. Mitch McConnell is a shameless liar and he doesn't care if you know it because all that truly matters is power, but Jim Jordan and the Freedom Caucus are true believers. They believe all of their own bullshit.
A government run by Trump and the Freedom Caucus would be a fucking disaster. I mean, what we have right now is bad, but I'm sure that would be much worse.
If Mitch McConnell doesn't like government shutdowns, it may be in his best interest if Democrats control the House next year.