He needs to tell the others where he found his balls. Maybe theirs are in the same location.
That is not the leadership I might have hoped for from our designated party "leader", but I'll take even late support for defending the Constitution peacefully. Paul, Cruz, and Lee all rank well above McConnell as patriotic leaders.
I am still “bewildered” that McCain was EVER the Republican nominee for president!!
Filibuster any gun control bill until the end of time.
He is scared of a primary challenge now.
Could it be ole’ Goiter is growing a pair of cojones? Or just covering the spread?
(I doubt it -- whatever polls that the Democrats are relying on say, they don't measure the strength of support for the Second Amendment -- and turnout for rallies in support of the 2A even in the darkest blue states has been much larger than the gun-grabber rallies. I think Obama's focus on gun control is likely to increase voting by gun owners more than it increases voting by libs.)
Having Senate Minority Leader McConnell joining to support the filibuster suggests 1.) the Republican leadership is aware of their strategy and 2.) Obama might just fall flat on his face (again) with this.
My $0.05 ($0.02 with Obama-Bernanke's 24/7 money-printing inflation.)
Some here may criticize the time it took him to join us, but I will assume that his position as minority leader required more time to assess the situation.
So what if Paul, the junior senator from his state of Kentucky, is outshining him on every issue. So what if his so-called leadership is a vacuum that has been filled by the Paul-Cruz-Lee trio of conservatism? McConnell has bigger issues to review.
So what if a basic Constitutional right is being challenged? All aspects have to be considered and it was good that McConnell took the time to do so.
If McConnell feels that he must lead from behind the initiative of others, then I welcome his decision to do so. Leaders shouldn't be expected to be innovative or aggressive. I'm glad that Mitch McConnell has decided that relevancy is not a trait of a leader and is willing to allow these newbie senators to exhibit their abilities to be Constitutional Statesmen and establish their own relevancy while they protect the American citizens from tyranny. Again, Mitch McConnell's support is welcomed!
That just means he's negotiating with the turd administration for a higher price for selling out.
We should rally round McConnell and thank him. We rage and rant when they fail, we should heartily praise when they do the right thing.
It won’t provide him cover, but it may make him rethink conservative support on other issues important to us.
It took a while, but even the RINOcrats will defend the Bill of Rights in a pinch!
Yeh I’d love to see McStain call Mitchie the Kid a Wacko bird and survive. LOL!! He might still be in the Senate but his status committee assignments would be gone.
Do I dare believe this will happen? I will wait and see....
I will believe it when I see it.
This is a good indicator of which way the wind is blowing according to the RNCs own internals. Now that the parade has formed, Sen McConnell wants to get in front of it as it passes by him. That’s okay, we’ll take all the support we can get for the heavy lifters, like Sen Paul and Sen Cruz.
It would also be hysterical to see Sen John McCrazy call the Senate minority leader a whacko bird.
As they say.....
A democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb sitting down to decide “What’s for dinner?”
A Republic is 2 wolves and a well armed lamb sitting down to decide “What’s for dinner?”
Let’s see how many Republicans follow McConnell’s lead, he is after all the minority leader........