August 27th, 2010
11:22 AM ET
12 years ago

McConnell: Truth catches up to Dems on health care

(CNN) - In an Op-Ed published Friday on CNN, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says Democrats are finally abandoning the idea that the new health care law will cut spending and reduce the deficit.

Read McConnell's CNN Op-Ed


Filed under: 2010 • Health care • issues • Mitch McConnell
soundoff (134 Responses)
  1. diridi

    what nonsense this idiot is talking about...does this old junk bag know what is lacking health insurance...? This thug is for the detriment of the nation...I do not know, in the beginning how he, this old junk, brainless idiot gotten elected....please do not elect another old idiot.....like this...

    August 27, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  2. Squigman

    Right. And you and your party have the publics well being in mind. That's why corporate America, can get away with anything, and the common people have to scrape by. Yeh! Youve got the common mans interest at heart. What a laugh.

    August 27, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. Dan

    McConnell, I see you're putting words in the mouths of Democrats again. You're against everything for the American people. Party of No puts their foot in mouth again!

    August 27, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. Pam

    Do they even have health care there in Kentucky Mitch?

    August 27, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    This is an excellent summary of exactly what Americans want to see leading into November: The Issues.

    Don't expect to see any Democrats trying to get into an argument dealing with real issues such as Health Care Reform, The Economy, Wall Street Reform, The Housing Crisis...

    Their strategy is win their seats by running again against George W. Bush. Here's some news. He's not on any ballot. Good luck with that.

    August 27, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  6. Operation Crush Rush

    His bosses,the Koch brothers hate President Obama and will try to strangle the economy to prove it.They are the true jihadists and are bent on taking this country over.

    August 27, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. picturethisifyouwill

    Tax cuts will save you all! Quick! Vote for us and we'll totally give you money without accounting for it! We're fiscally conservative!

    August 27, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. Sandy

    I get really tired when these folks say "the American People" didn't want it. I am an American and I wanted it!

    August 27, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. jnapoli@hansonbridgett.com

    Mitch is the poster boy of the party on No ... no ideas, do important contributions ... nothing constructive approaches ... so now he does what he does best ... lie and distort

    August 27, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. jnapoli@hansonbridgett.com

    Mitch is the poster boy of the party on No ... no ideas, no important contributions ... nothing constructive ... so now he does what he does best ... lie and distort

    August 27, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  11. Eric

    Once again, CNN breathless reports every time a Republican whines about anything, even if a cursory examination of the facts would prove the worthlessness of their 'logic'.
    Where is the article bashing the Republicans for opposing Health Care reform? or Wall Street Reform? 'Democratic' get lumped into one while Republicans get their spin reported fresh every time they dust off their talking points.

    August 27, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. Drew, FL

    Proof that CNN is trying too hard for ratings and likes human-turtle hybrids.

    August 27, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  13. luan issuffi

    What is this incompetent MORON adds to dispute.All industrialized countries have goverment controlled health care-not FOR PROFIT
    mismanaged disaster like this country has and those GOP (liers,
    gays and pedofiles) want for you.Wake up people!!

    August 27, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    I think that it should be changed so that the cut off be lowered to $150,000 for individuals and $175,000 for couples.
    ____________________

    Let me guess... you're under those levels.

    Just call me the Amazin Kreskin

    August 27, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  15. Mad Voter

    Heath Care isn't the only thing Socialist Dems are going to pay for comr Nov. How about running everyting the touch like immigration, financial reform or the spill in the Gulf.

    The Silent Majority will have its revenge come November and in 2012. Goodthing Heir Obama donest like the White House!

    August 27, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  16. NYC REPUB

    This healthcare bill expands coverage to 650,000 Kentuckians..........The overall bill will expand coverage to 30 million people that didn't have health insurance.
    I Hope Speaker Pelosi keeps the majority. Damn the GOP.

    August 27, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  17. diridi

    Mitch McConnell is an animal...brainless animal...okay..

    August 27, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  18. Mad Voter

    Heath Care isn't the only thing Socialist Dems are going to pay for comr Nov. How about running everyting they touch like immigration, financial reform or the spill in the Gulf.

    The Silent Majority will have its revenge come November and in 2012. Goodthing Heir Obama donest like the White House
    !

    August 27, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  19. Enrique

    As the leader of Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnell has absolutely nothing to show for tackling the real problems that this nation is facing. What has he done to help get this economy growing again? What solutions has he offered to reduce our dependence on foreign oil? What has he done in general? The answer is NOTHING.

    August 27, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  20. Dave L

    Speaking of truth, when is McConnell going to follow Mehlman and stop lying about who he actually is?

    August 27, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  21. norma

    Alternate heading...Republican continues bold faced lies about health care in Op-Ed.

    August 27, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. Super Dave

    When did the liberal media elite decide to start calling ObamaCare, "HealthCare"? That couldn't have anything to do with an upcoming election and grossly unpopular bill, could it?

    August 27, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  23. Buster

    Anyone surprised that obama and the demorats lied? The majority knew this long before the so called experts did. I am sure liberal dolts in our society who know nothing about the program will insist it will be a great program even though expert economists say it will be a financial disaster for this country.

    August 27, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  24. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Wait until the renewals hit in the last quarter, starting about October and everyone will see the beginning of the wealth transfer (remember Obama said it would not cost us one dime more). This will really help the repbublicans win the November elections and probably energize more people to impeach the union toady president and his binkyprompter. Enjoy the "summer of prosperity." It cost us a trillion dollars.

    August 27, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  25. The Other Michael in Houston

    Wow I should have proof read my thread before hitting the submit button, sorry about all the error's

    August 27, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
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