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McConnell: GOP Has Unrealistic Expectations Thanks to Talk Radio

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Wednesday, 08 Jun 2016 04:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says talk radio is to blame for leading Republicans to support outsider candidates.

That's because conservative hosts raise over-the-top expectations about what is achievable on Capitol Hill, McConnell said Tuesday in an address to the American Enterprise Institute, the Washington Examiner reports.

"A lot of base voters have been really misled by a lot of talk show hosts and others about what's achievable when you don't have the White House," said McConnell, who didn't name names.

"There is a president, the only one … who can sign something into law or veto a bill. The notion of shutting down government to defund Obamacare, even if that would achieve the result … is what my friend George Will would call the politics of futile gesture, or put another way, doing dumb things.

"I'm not in favor of futile gestures and doing dumb things. I think the reason people are unhappy is because of the condition of the country. And because they've been fed the notion that somehow a Republican Congress can overcome a Democratic president and somehow bring him to his knees when it's not possible."

McConnell has been on a book tour for the publication of his new memoir, "The Long Game," published by Sentinel.

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