It’s all about priorities

IT’S ALL ABOUT PRIORITIES…. Compare and contrast.

Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader, two weeks ago:

“[O]ur top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office.”

Harry Reid, Senate Democratic leader, two hours ago:

“Despite the changes, our charge remains the same. Our number-one priority is still getting people back to work. And the most important change we can make is in working more productively as a unified body to help our economy regain its strength.”

One of these two leaders has the right priorities. Can you tell which one?

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.