The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.
Who are YOU?’ said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I— I hardly know, sir, just at present— at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
— Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Mitch McCaterpillar must be hitting his hookah a bit hard of late.
How else to explain his hallucination that the GOP’s War on Women is no more real than their War on Caterpillars, citing as proof positions taken by three prominent women senators in his own caucus? (Ugh– can I have a re-write on that last phrase, please?)
Think Progress reports:
Confused McConnell Thinks Female GOP Senators Agree With Him That There Is No ‘War On Women’
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is either confused about what’s going on in his caucus, or in denial.
On a local Kentucky radio show today, the Senate minority leader argued that the female members in his caucus agree with him that the GOP’s “war on women” is just “a manufactured issue”:
MCCONNELL: There is no issue. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe from Maine I think would be the first to say — and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska — ‘we don’t see any evidence of this.’
Except that they do. Three of the four women McConnell names have already come out against the GOP’s war on women — Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
In fact, Murkowski specifically pushed back on claims like McConnell’s, saying, “If you don’t feel this is an attack, you need to go home and talk to your wife and your daughters.” Maybe McConnell should take her advice.
Don’t bet on it. McCaterpillar and his party have fallen so far down the rabbit hole that they’re losing track of reality, of where their “manufactured issues” begin and end.
In the next episode of McConnell in Wonderland, Mitch will take on the role of Humpty Dumpty. A preview:
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – – that’s all.”