McConnell, Siding With Obama on Trade Deal, Describes Unlikely Alliance As An “Out Of Body Experience.”

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, dryly described his alliance with President Obama over an extensive trade deal as an “out-of-body experience.”

 

The majority leader was not being critical as much as he was being practical. On the issue of trade, he and the president who is so often the object of his scorn both believe that a sweeping accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations will stoke the United States economy for years.

 

In the caricature of how Washington works, Mr. McConnell and other congressional Republicans were supposed to bond with Mr. Obama at a so-called bourbon summit meeting, as though a soothing, generous pour would bring them together. [NYT]

 

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