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Letters to the editor/McConnell: Nov. 11

November 11, 2012 

Can he be a force for good?

Sen. Mitch McConnell has spectacularly failed in his primary objective over the last four years of making Barack Obama a one-term president.

What's more, in this election, Republicans not only failed to gain a majority in the Senate but lost two seats due in part to their endless and tireless obstructionism under McConnell's leadership.

His long-standing dream of becoming majority leader now lies in ashes following the election. This could well turn out to be the shameful legacy of our senior senator.

On the other hand, if he would now turn his considerable talents to serving the interests of the nation and help to solve some of its substantial problems rather than pursuing his narrow political interests, he could change his legacy. History would remember him as a force for good rather than just another petty politician.

Jack Blanton

Lexington


Obama not the one who must move

The day after the election, Sen. Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama to move to the center and the Republicans would meet him halfway.

He has no credibility to call for compromise after his behavior during the last four years. He is not a credible senator, leader or compromiser.

McConnell should start packing his bags, because after 2014, he will be gone.

He can go ahead and pump up his campaign war chest with tons of cash. It didn't help Mitt Romney and it won't help him.

It's time Kentucky had new representation in the Senate. The only question is who will it be.

Jason Belcher

Pikeville


He wasted four years

Now that the final results are in, Sen. Mitch McConnell can admit that the efforts he expended during the past four years were not productive. Maybe he can spend the next four years working for the people in Kentucky, which is what he should have been doing all along.

I personally would not be proud if I were him. Is this really what we expect from our representation? I think not.

Mary E Wilson

Lexington


Time to serve others

Sen. Mitch McConnell should put on his big-boy pants and start to work on the nation's problems. Kentucky has had a long and proud history of senators and his record, I'm afraid, will be that of a political hack.

We have national problems that need to be addressed, so he should forget this parliamentarian/filibustering posture and start to lead this country in the way the nation has expressed.

Dave Palmquist

Lexington

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