Senator: better days ahead despite war, recession
The Associated Press
Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 | 3:10 a.m.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday the United States ultimately will overcome the daunting problems of war, recession and double-digit unemployment.
Challenges will be met, better days are ahead and the nation's leaders will unite for the common good despite sometimes sharp political disagreements that are the hallmark of a vibrant democracy, the senator from Kentucky said in the GOP's weekly radio address.
"The new year always brings with it renewed hope and a spirit of optimism _ qualities that have exemplified our nation and its people from the very start," McConnell said.
He drew a historical parallel, citing the colonial army of 230 years ago winning a great military victory amid the exhaustion of a war in which the colonists were facing impossible odds against the British.
"Powerful forces may be aligned against us ... but when the challenges are greatest, Americans always join ranks," the senator said.
What's he been smokin'? "Join ranks?" "Unite for the common good?" With domestic enemies of the Constitution who mock him for being a useful idiot behind his back? You want to "join ranks," Mitch? Take a hint from George Washington:
Washington crosses the Delaware to "unite for the common good" with Hessians at the end of American bayonets, "joining ranks" with the mercenaries of King George the Third and defeating their sorry, drunken asses on Christmas Day.