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Liberal Media Tries To Intimidate McConnell Over His No Shut Down Pledge

Could you imagine playing poker by showing all of your cards to your opponent?

That’s exactly the losing strategy Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell employed when he said, “Let me make it clear: There will be no government shutdowns,” after the Republicans gained control of the Senate.

The liberal media is making the most of McConnell’s ill-advised pledge regarding the congressional debate surrounding the funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The House of Representatives is doing its part to stop Obama’s illegal action on immigration but the Senate is falling short.

The House funding bill for DHS blocks Obama’s executive action on immigration that allows millions of illegal aliens to remain and work in the U.S.

Senate Democrats are blocking similar legislation which raises the possibility that DHS will run out of money at the end of the month.

Now the liberal media is using McConnell’s pledge against him for breaking his promise if Congress does not fund the entire DHS budget. The media is trying to scare Republicans over a shutdown of part of the government.

A story in The Washington Post points out that McConnell will break his no shut down promise if the Senate fails to fund the department.

Less than six weeks on his powerful Capitol Hill perch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is on the verge of watching one of his most important promises — to never again shut down the government — go up in smoke.

Instead of making empty promises McConnell should have said Congress will only fund legal actions by the executive branch.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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