McConnell Accuses Obama of Being ‘Out of Touch’

Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:54am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday delivered an election-themed speech to a gathering of young Republicans, defending GOP opposition to the Democratic agenda and accusing President Barack Obama of being “out of touch.”

The Kentucky Republican took Obama to task for playing golf while the oil spill disaster continues in the Gulf of Mexico and pushed back against Democratic attacks that the GOP has been unreasonable in its opposition to the White House and the Congressional majority’s agenda.

“The politics of personal destruction is always the last gasp of a politician on the ropes. That’s why you can’t pick up a newspaper these days without reading about some Democrat trying to convince people that their opponent is a crazy person. Their opponents aren’t crazy,” McConnell said, according to an excerpt of his remarks. “Out of touch? Scheduling more tee times than Phil Mickelson during the greatest environmental disaster in our nation’s history is out of touch.”

McConnell spoke to the Young Republican National Federation at a Washington, D.C., hotel.