If you were wondering whether the Senate GOP caucus wants to, plans to, and is in a good position to, be in the majority again after next year’s elections… stop wondering. This was unsubtle:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) warned six professional sports leagues on Friday not to promote ObamaCare or partner with the Obama administration on efforts concerning the law.
In letters to the leagues released Friday, McConnell and Cornyn cited an announcement by federal Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that she is in talks with the NFL, the NBA and others about campaigns to educate the public about healthcare reform.
McConnell and Cornyn warned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his peers that launching such campaigns would damage their leagues’ reputations.
It would also have been unthinkable for the Senate GOP to be this blunt in, say, 2009 or 2010. Or even 2011. Amazing what happens when a god turns out to be a man, after all? – Oh, yes, it’s all Barack Obama’s fault. He could have prevented this… if only Obama was good enough at being President, of course.
PS: It is also, by the way, good advice. Obamacare is not going to get any more popular, any time soon. Now would be a good time for groups to, ah, reassess their current stances, in light of onrushing new political realities…