Skip to comments.The Most Important Fight for Conservatives (McConnell screws us again!)
Posted on 12/08/2011 5:33:54 AM PST by cotton1706
Forget the Presidential race. We can get back to it another day. This is the most important fight for the conservative movement in America right now and it happens next week.
Well, it was going to happen in January. But conservatives started gaining momentum. Naturally, Mitch McConnell had to go try to pull the rug out from under conservatives. Far be it for fresh ideas to enter into the hallowed corridors of Senate Republican power.
Im talking about the Senate Republicans leadership fight for Vice Chairman of the Republican Conference. There is an election to fill that seat.
The election was to be held in January. The only declared candidate was Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin (HAFA Score 91%). But then Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri (HAFA Score 64%) announced this week he wanted the job too. Immediately after announcing his entry, Senator Mitch McConnell moved the election up from January to next week and began whipping votes on behalf of Senator Roy Blunt.
Both Senators Blunt and Johnson are freshman senators. But prior to 2010, Senator Blunt spent 14 years in the House of Representatives. Prior to 2010, Senator Johnson was the CEO of a private manufacturing firm in Wisconsin.
I like both senators tremendously, but for conservatives Ron Johnson is a no brainer here. Senator Blunts thinking is the same thinking that has plagued Senate Republicans for a decade now the same old ideas and same old strategies.
Ron Johnson is also one of the very unique bridge builders between conservatives and the establishment. He was the one Senate candidate in 2010 that both the GOP Establishment and Tea Party agreed on. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, Jim DeMints Senate Conservatives Fund, and RedState all aligned behind Senator Johnson in the primary.
One might think Senator McConnell and his colleagues would want to find some level of truce with conservatives and give them a seat at the table with Senator Johnson. Instead, they are ramping up the election to shut us out.
If we really want the Senate GOP to turn the corner, we need guys like Ron Johnson at the table. It is important that if you have a Republican Senator you call them today and ask them to support Senator Johnson for Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman.
Frankly, rejecting Johnson for a seat at the table will be a big sign that the Senate GOP needs further cleaning in the primaries.
Contact your senators to tell them to vote for Johnson next week. I'm going to email worthless Scott Brown but he's become a pure establishment line man.
Could not agree more. Johnson is the real deal. He is on the radio here often explaining his positions. He looks at the gov’t from a businessman’s persepctive and knows gov’t is the problem, not the answer. he knows gov’t has to be reined in and his idea to freeze all new federal regulations until the economy recovers is just the kind of issue ‘establishment’ elites like McConnell should embrace.
Johnson does NOT want to be in Washington Dc forever, he wants to stay a term or two and actually get things done. He is the kind of citizen politician the founders of our country had in mind.
I agree that McConnell is a poor leader. I agree that Johnson is preferable to Blount.
I disagree that this is as big of a deal as Erickson says it is. I applaud his bringing our attention to it, but in this day of the internet and social media and cable news 24-7 — the smoke filled room stuff is just not as critical as it used to be.
“the smoke filled room stuff is just not as critical as it used to be.”
That may be true but it needs to be made known that McConnell is a smoke-filled room guy. He’ll do whatever he can to undermine conservatives. And in that, he’s on the same side of the democrats.
Erickson is a fat faced cnn self promoting pimp, and his real concern is erick the red.
When I'm channel surfing and his face pops up I'm gone.
a plug horse has never won the Derby.
and here the GOP is, plodding along..
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.