Earlier this year two Tea Party groups endorsed Mitch McConnell for reelection to the United States Senate. Tea Party Nation and The Teaparty.net endorsed McConnell in his fight for his Kentucky Senate seat.
Now it is time for us to reconsider our support for Mitch McConnell. It is time for every Tea Party group that is supporting McConnell to reconsider that support.
Mitch McConnell is not supporting Ted Cruz in his attempt to filibuster Obamacare. Even worse, he is “whipping” or pushing for votes against Cruz’s filibuster.
The Senate Rules are best described as “Byzantine.” Ted Cruz has a great strategy. He wants to filibuster the bill that strips Obamacare out of the budget. If 41 Republicans will support this, it stops the bill that funds the government for the rest of the year.
The term here is leverage.
Obamacare will never be repealed or probably even totally defunded as long as Barack Obama is in the White House.
That isn’t the point.
The point is to obtain concessions that will help the economy.
Because of Obamacare, almost every job the economy has created this year is a part time job. Just look at the help wanted sections in the Newspaper or on Craigslist. The overwhelming majority of jobs are specified as 29 hour a week jobs. Millions of Americans are discovering that Obama lied when he said you could keep your insurance if you liked it. Insurance premiums are either skyrocketing to the point where many Americans cannot afford them. Many Americans are not even being given a choice. Their insurance policies are cancelling them.
If Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, and the Senate Republican leadership scuttle the filibuster, then the Senate rules allow Harry Reid to block any amendments he wants. Reid will simply allow only one amendment that strips the Obamacare funding provision out of the continuing resolution. This will send the bill back to the House of Representatives and it will be up to House Speaker John Boehner to stand firm.
The chances of John Boehner standing firm are about the same as those of the Jacksonville Jaguars of making the Super Bowl this year.
Mitch McConnell and his office have been very helpful to a number of Tea Party groups behind the scenes. They have done things they did not have to do to help the cause. Between those efforts and the very dubious history of his challenger, Tea Party Nation decided to endorse McConnell for reelection.
However, Obamacare is a bridge too far.
If Mitch McConnell is not going to support efforts to defund Obamacare and in fact is going to work against them, then Tea Party groups simply need to abandon him.
Right now, the alternative in Kentucky is not an option. But it is not too late for another conservative to jump into the race.
If Mitch McConnell will not go to the mat to stop Obamacare, then it shows what his tenure as Majority Leader would be like. We will gain nothing if we have a Republican Senate Majority Leader who acts just like John Boehner.
The ball is in Mitch McConnell’s court. McConnell’s neighbor Lamar Alexander is now seeing what an organized Tea Party effort to oust him looks like. If Mitch McConnell chooses to oppose Ted Cruz and the efforts to stop Obamacare, he may find the same thing happening to him in Kentucky.
It is not too late for McConnell to do the right thing.
The question is … will he?
I have not changed my mind yet. I am hoping McConnell will do the right thing. If he does not, then I hope a conservative candidate appears who can challenge him.
Justin you refuse to look at the facts. McConnell put the gang of eight together. not Rubio( a McConnell stooge). He need the money and support Karl Rove is promising.
He has always followed the Bush/Rove line.
Please wake up!!!!!!!
Supporting the Bush/Rove line is good??????? Surely you jest!!!!
I said this in a post yesterday, and yesterday I was talking about our
lesser senator from Texas, John Cornyn. What I said about John C.
also applies to Mitch McConnell: Occasionally, the two of them get
their meds mixed up and accidentally take a Viagra pill. When that
happens, both of them spend the entire day doing the Conservative
Thing . . . strong, lots of backbone, all for liberty and smaller govern-
ment. Then, the next day, they get their medications straightened out
and go back to doing the Rino soft-shoe thing.
I voted for John Cornyn in the last two elections, but if he does not get
his game together and get his cowboy boots on, that ain't gonna hap-
Do you read me, John?
As far as Mitch is concerned; he's exactly what he looks like. Mitch is
I guess it is time to burn up his phone line!
Judson, people in KY and across the Nation need to wake up to the fact that McConnell votes for what he wants not what the voters want and not what the Tea Party wants. He is rude and arrogant and only cares about what is good for him and what benefits him.
Unfortunately you will not find a good solid conservative that will run against him here in KY because all he does is run smear campaigns and never on his track record. He is totally controlled by business interest and will not bite the hand that feeds him. Look at his voting record and his net value since he went to the Senate and you will see what I am referring to.
It is time to vote him out but I do not see a good conservative to replace him until he dies in office and then I'm sure our Democratic Gov. will fill his seat with a Dem to replace him.
This sounds just like Barry Soetoro, first affirmation action president and it shows.
Having ever supported McConnell is what makes me truly skeptical of our Tea Party groups, he should never ever have even been considered by any of them.
Considering the alternative, McConnell is a viable choice if he will work to end Obamacare.
McConnell states he doesn't oppose cloture, giving cover for RINOs and Democrats alike...
At this point, I see no reason to support him in any way.
Thank you for that link.
If the man doesn't oppose cloture, then he needs to be replaced. This is giving COVER for "garbage."
For most of the voting population, it still looks like these RINOs are fighting the good fight, when they are really not standing firm to get rid of this health care take over. We have so few that really want to do what is right.