Every Republican is shoehorning the message that its Democrats’ fault if the government shuts down into every conversation in a pretty desperately silly way.
Elaine Chao (McConnell’s wife): Good morning Mitch , how did you sleep last night?
McConnell: better than Senator Schumer who is going to be held responsible for shutting down the government.
Chao: Can I make you eggs for breakfast?
McConnell: Why would Democrats keep American children from getting the healthcare they need? They don’t care about children or DACA.
Chao: Okay, I can make eggs or what?
McConnell: Democrats are going to have egg on their faces when this is all over. For shutting down the government. It’s all on them, ya know.
Chao: Okay, I’m going to work. At the Dept. of Transportation. While its still open.
McConnell: While the Democrats keep it open, but they won’t, they’re going to close it!!!
Chao: Okay Mitch. You know there’s no reporters around, it’s just me. I heard you say you don’t even know what the President wants. You know and I know that you and Ryan decide what gets a vote or not. So you don’t have to keep pushing the talking points on me. Have good day.
(She leaves. Pause.)
McConnell: Democrats shut down my breakfast. The American people will not stand for such a cynical approach to the most important meal of the day.