Aug 142013
 

Before a bill becomes law, the interested parties used to hammer out their differences and the result was called a compromise.  However, if after the bill has become law, one party claims to want to return to the negotiating table, before it can even be fully implemented, that’s a compromise that isn’t.  Or, if one party wants concessions from the other, but is willing to offer nothing in return, that’s a compromise that isn’t.  Or if it comes from Bought Bitch Mitch McConnell (R-Bitchrandistan), that’s a compromise that isn’t.

BoughtBitchMitchSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in quite the bind these days. He’s got a troubled reelection campaign and a very real need to prove his teabaggie bona fides in a primary back home. And he’s got a kamikaze crew of 2016 wannabes trying to force him to wreck the party’s prospects—and hurt his own general election outlook—for 2014 by shutting down government. What’s an unprincipled, embattled and weakened politician to do? Try to find a compromise that he can try to sell to the crazies—delay Obamacare because it’s evil.

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the Obama administration to delay the Oct. 1 opening of exchanges where uninsured Americans will be able to buy health insurance until the U.S. government can guarantee the protection of people’s personal data. [...]

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency taking the lead in implementing the law, McConnell said that "Americans should not be forced into the exchanges, and certainly not without these assurances" that personal and financial data will be safe from "hackers and cyber criminals."

"If you rush to go forward without adequate safeguards in place," McConnell added, "any theft of personal information from constituents will be the result of your rush to implement a law to meet the agency’s political needs and not the operational needs of the people it is supposed to serve."

Inserted from <Daily Kos>

If the Democrats were stupid enough to go along, hell would freeze over, before McConnell was satisfied with security.  Here’s the bottom line.  The bill is already the law.  McConnell offers nothing in return.  This comes from McConnell.  Therefore, this compromise isn’t.

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  14 Responses to “When a Compromise Isn’t”

  1. A compromise that ain't!  What is the matter with this bunch of two year olds?  [They must be hell to live with, every decision overturned, argued about, and tantrums everywhere!].  They most certainly don't ressemble adults – giving them power was such a bad idea!  Thanks TC!

  2. Gee, Mr. Turtle, let's see where your "concern" leads us …

    Banks have been hacked – do you want to shut those down, too?  Credit card companies have been hacked – do you want to shut those down, too?  Corporations have been hacked – do you want to shut those down, too?

    Hell, the PENTAGON has been hacked – do you want to shut it down, too?

    Bottom Line: Rethuglicans are scared $hitless knowing that ObamaCare is going to help a LOT of people – particularly people they do NOT care for.

  3. Does he want another "gentleman's agreement"?

  4. Security?  Aren't these some of the same companies in the exchanges that currently offer health insurance?  With the state of hackers currently, they usually are ahead of everyone, including government.

    McTurtle is just blowing smoke up the asses of people who need and want health insurance.

  5. "Americans should not be forced into the exchanges, and certainly not without these assurances" that personal and financial data will be safe from "hackers and cyber criminals."

    Too bad he didn't say 'criminals' instead of 'cyber criminals' because in my opinion, McTurtle is the worst kind of criminal —  a Republicanus/Teabagger politician!

  6. I hope those wusses don't try anything else, several important pieces of this legislation are all ready being delayed.  I am glad to see that Mitch is running scared.  I have a really positive feeling that Grimes can take him out. 

    • Edie, as much as I hate to dash your hopes, with Repulicans, it's never a mater of WHETHER they will try abything else.  It's a matter of WHAT they will try.

  7. What’s an unprincipled, embattled and weakened politician to do?

    Retire aka Quit… :smile: