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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said his top priority was to make sure President Obama was a one term president. Really? As an elected Senator of Kentucky, your top priority has nothing to do with creating jobs, making healthcare affordable and available to all, or trying to make clean coal technology a reality instead of just a promise to get you re-elected as this is the one vital resource of the state you represent. Wipe that smug look off your face and quit standing in front of any camera that you can find and telling the world your top priority.

This embarrasses me to even be from Kentucky when you admit so freely to the world what job number one is. You continue to say no to any ideas the Democratic Party introduces, but you nor do your party ever offer any solutions. You seem to be perfectly fine with allowing our country to fail, just as long as you can get someone in the White House you approve of. Unfortunately, this is what politics has become. It’s not about what is best for the state or the country; it’s about what needs to be done to win the next election.

Here’s an idea Mitch, maybe if you do your job and follow through with some compromise and solutions, you can also win the next election. Did you ever wonder how a black man with a foreign name ever got elected in the first place? It’s because your boy screwed up so bad, people knew we needed to change course quickly or suffer the consequences.

At least our President has delivered on some of his promises during his campaign Mitch. He promised to get out of Iraq; we are currently withdrawing troops and hope to be out fully this year. He promised healthcare for everyone, the bill was passed although it continues to be challenged; it was still brought before congress and passed. He promised stricter laws on credit card companies; we now have information on our monthly statements showing what we can expect to pay if we only make minimum payments and an explanation of our rights if we choose to use the credit cards. At least he is following through on his campaign promises.

I guess that’s why so many people are upset. A candidate that actually follows through, what a political oddity. Mitch, you need to get your priorities in line and help get this country back on track and help bring jobs and businesses to Kentucky. I’m not saying agree with everything the Democrats want to do, just offer alternatives and work together and help get the Republicans on board with compromise and stop halting progress. In other words, stop being such a Mitch or you may be the politician that doesn’t get another term.