'If I'm still the majority leader in the Senate, think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass,' he told constituents in Kentucky on Monday. ' I guarantee you that if I'm the last man standing and I'm still the majority leader, it ain't happening. I can promise you.'If he can successfully frame Democrats as sinister peddlers of ominous-sounding socialism, he argued, and Republicans as heroic defenders of American capitalism, his majority leadership—and perhaps his ally in the White House—will both remain secure.' Blanket obstructionism is not a new posture for McConnell, who concerns himself less with enacting affirmative policies than he does with accumulating raw power on behalf of the conservative movement and the Republican Party.'