Leaving his policy stances aside, Mitch McConnell is a genius political strategist. To be able to be so detached from his own words and actions in the past, and speak now as if he didn’t mastermind the Strategy of No that the Rs employed against Obama… it’s ridiculous and pathological and pure evil genius. He’s not a statesman, he’s not a representative, he’s as beset by a blind compulsion for the next “win” as a junkie to their next fix. He’s willing to say anything as long as it plays well with the people it needs to reach, and everyone else be damned. It’s nearly impossible to fight that sort of detachment from practicality.