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Feb132011

McConnell Criticizes Obama, Wants to Work With Dems On Spending

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke Saturday night vowing that Republicans would lead a charge within the federal government to cut back on massive spending projects. McConnell, of Kentucky, said President Obama's legislative agenda "is over" and that Obama is doing "Clintonian back flips" trying to be seen as a moderate.

McConnell was speaking to a crowd in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., when he made the remarks. In late 2010, McConnell told the National Journal that his goal was to make President Obama a "one-term president."

However on Saturday night, he said that it would be important for both Democrats and Republicans to be able to work together to cut back on spending.

“To the extent that the president wants to do what is right for the country, we won't say ‘no' just because there's another election coming along,” McConnell told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Signs remain positive for bipartisan progress after Vice President Biden addressed a crowd in Louisville just one night prior, offering praise of Kentucky's senior senator. Biden also implied that work would get done between the Republican-led House and the Democratically-controlled Senate.

"Everybody is going to have to do with less if we're going to get this job done," McConnell said to the Courier-Journal.

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