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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always eager to do the right thing, after he dodges the opportunity to do it when it would have mattered

Mitch McConnell is always eager to do the right thing in the Senate…so long as the outcome is no longer in contention and he won’t actually have to fight for the cause he espouses.

Yesterday, McConnell filed cloture on amendments that would prohibit Obama from lifting Iran sanctions until they recognize Israel’s right to exist and release the American hostages.  McConnell is threatening to vote on more amendments that embarrass Democrats and put them on the record as siding with Iran against Israel.

Does this sound like a tough GOP leader?

Think again.  Forcing Democrats to take tough votes is a laudable strategy and is something Republicans should have been doing since January.  The problem is when it really mattered, McConnell actually blocked conservatives from offering these same amendments...

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