The universal sign of defeat is two raised and empty hands. This is exactly what McConnell and Boehner should do when trying to justify their latest concessions to the demands of the Democrats.
It would save a lot of time when either of the two attempt to issue their latest excuses for not doing what they said when they sought re-election.
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Having leaders like McConnell and Boehner is like asking a reincarnation of Jack the Ripper to do social work.