This one isn’t even close, and he threatens to run away with the 2018 trophy: Ol’ Turkey Neck himself, Senator Addison Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell Jr. (R, Chutzpah), the U.S. Senate Majority Leader.
Senator McConnell wrote an opinion piece – for Fox News, of course – headlined “Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?”
Yep, he really did.
A call for bipartisanship from Mitch McConnell.
This is the man who, after the Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in the 2010 midterm elections, said, ““The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.””
This is the man who blocked the nomination of distinguished jurist Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court from even reaching committee, let alone a vote on the merits of the nomination, and then boasted it was his “proudest accomplishment.”
This is the man who changed the long-standing voting rules for the U.S. Senate to force through a vote on the nomination of supreme court candidate Neil Gorsuch on a simple majority vote.
This is the man who has done everything in his power to obstruct every single Democratic Party goal for the last ten years. In birder Kenn Kauffman’s phrase, “Mr McConnell, yes, you’re the world’s top expert on putting party above country. No one has ever done so more blatantly than you. But now YOU are calling for bipartisanship? Your hypocrisy is astounding. Obviously, no decent American is going to take you seriously.”
This is the man who, more than anyone else before Donald Trump, had destroyed the ability of Congress to overcome disagreement and get the nation’s business done.
And Addison was smug about it, too.
Calling on the Democrats to put aside partisan politics.
So, obviously a leading candidate for 2018 Hypocrite of the Year.