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June 1, 2015

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Confrontation goes both ways

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If it weren’t so sad and pathetic, the congressional Republican hypocrisy would be laughable.

On Monday, Sen. John McCain called a speech given that morning by President Barack Obama “a message of confrontation to Republicans.”

Perhaps McCain has forgotten the 2010 remarks by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in which he stated that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” That certainly sounded like a Republican message of confrontation toward the president.

Apparently, it’s OK if the Republicans’ most important goal was to defeat President Obama rather than solve the nation’s problems. Now, though, according to McCain, the shoe’s on the other foot, and he doesn’t much care for the fit.

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