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McConnell: It Was Health Care, Stupid

The Senate minority leader says that health care was a tipping point that drove Americans into the GOP's arms on Election Day.

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 09: Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a press conference on the progress of pending economic stimulus package legislation February 9, 2009 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate is expected to hold a cloture vote on the legislation later today. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

November 3, 2010

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said today that health care reform was a tipping point for the American people, and that these same people appreciated the Republicans being the party of "no" for the past two years.

“The health care bill in my view is sort of a metaphor for the government excess that we witnessed over the last two years," McConnell said at a news conference. "The American people watched the government running banks, insurance companies, car companies, taking over their student loan business, then they said, 'Now they are taking my health care as well?' And I think it just became the tipping point during the course of the last two years."

"I would say to our friends on the other side of the aisle that, listening to what they’ve had to say this morning, they may have missed the message somewhat. I get the impression they are thinking their view is we haven’t cooperated enough. I think what the American people were saying yesterday is that they appreciated us saying 'no' to the things that the American people indicated they were not in favor of."

 

 

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