n remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, the Kentucky Republican accused Obama of wanting power over the debt limit so Obama “could spend to his heart’s content” and called the president “the last person who should have limitless borrowing power.”

“The American people want Washington to get spending under control, and the debt limit is the best tool we have to make the president take that demand seriously,” McConnell said. …

McConnell responded to Reid: “There’s no doubt about who the quarterback is on the Democratic side. The quarterback on the Democratic side is the president of the United States. And unfortunately, he keeps throwing interceptions.”