McConnell to level sharp criticism of Obama

August 29, 2012
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky addresses the Republican National Convention during the nomination process for Paul Ryan in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Senate's Republican leader is chiding President Barack Obama for focusing too much on music and golf instead of fixing the economy.

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell plans to tell GOP convention delegates that the country knows what's on the president's iPod, but has no idea what Obama plans to do about a looming tax hike.

In excerpts from his prepared remarks, McConnell also takes a dig at Obama for playing too much golf. He says the president hasn't been working to earn re-election, but instead has been working to earn a spot on the Professional Golf Association tour.

McConnell says Obama wants to impose the kind of "government-imposed equality" that he blames for weakening the economies of Western Europe.

McConnell is leadoff speaker on the GOP convention's third night.