"We'd like to have a Republican president," countered unapologetic McConnell spokesman Don Stewart. "Shocker. Stop the presses."
Over time, big Democrats started to change the timeline and the venue to make McConnell's words appear not just overly partisan but downright un-American. Apparently, they now are buying their own spin. You can hear the anguish in their voices. Poor Obama, he never had a chance with these guys.
Final point: Operatives usually practice political mythology to make a candidate seem stronger, better, truer. But in 2012, Democrats are distorting the facts to argue that their president never stood a chance against that evil genius, Mitch McConnell.