It wasn’t even close. Commanding an amazing 84% of the votes,
Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr.
2018 Hypocrite of the Year.
Ol’ Turtleneck blew out the competition; Steve Stockman and Mike Pence divided the other eight percent between them.
Voters were especially appalled by McConnell’s call for bipartisanship with Democrats in the incoming U.S. House.
This is, after all, 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, after all, 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, after all, 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, after all, the man who has done everything in his power to obstruct every single Democratic Party goal for the last ten years.
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.
Who now demands bipartisanship and cooperation from the Democrats.
So, yes, Mitch McConnell richly deserves this award. It’s possible that some future candidate will set a higher benchmark. Although it’s not clear to WC that our form of government would survive the experience.
McConnell’s victory is so overwhelming that future hypocrites called out here at Wickersham’s Conscience will be scored by “McConnells,” levels of evident hypocrisy. Vice President Mike Pence‘s call for respect for journalism, for example, would be score at 3 McConnells, on a scale of one to four.
Congratulations, Senator McConnell. You have brought a new level of meaning to hypocrisy. And thanks to all who participated in the polling.
WC will get a certificate printed and mailed to the winner directly.