McConnell, who has yet to make any public appearances since Tuesday's losses, sent a toughly worded statement to the conservative news outlet Breitbart News, saying there's "no truth" that the GOP would bend to the Democratic demands.
"I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles," McConnell said. "This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in the Senate. I know some people out there think Tuesday’s results mean Republicans in Washington are now going to roll over and agree to Democrat demands that we hike tax rates before the end of the year. I’m here to tell them there is no truth to that notion whatsoever." ...Politico, about an hour ago
It sure is a headline grabber. But that's about it. The senator hasn't yet accepted that things have changed.
Karl Rove -- who probably lost bigger than anyone after Tuesday's vote -- is trying some bravado.
Rove was feeling the heat after his shadowy political committees burned through $100 million on anti-Obama attack ads — to little effect.
Obama’s top strategist, David Axelrod, joined the piling on Thursday, chortling that if he were one of the Republican benefactors who bankrolled Rove, he’d be “asking where my refund is.”
The finger-pointing came as Mitt Romney’s campaign conceded Florida, giving Obama a final tally of 332 Electoral College votes — far more than the 270 needed to win. Romney finished with 206 electoral votes. ...NYDailyNews, h/t Taegan Goddard
Poor ol' Turd Blossom. His employment chances can't be all that great these days.
“If Crossroads were a business and Rove was the CEO, he’d be fired for getting a poor return for his investors,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, naming one of the two big-money groups Rove advised. ...NYDailyNews