Skip to comments.Bringing Mitch McConnell Out of the Shadows
Posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:45 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn
Mitch McConnell got another lucky break today when Obama announced his latest climate fascism that will cripple the coal industry. He was provided with another low-hanging talking point to distract from the most immediate threat of amnesty something he actually has the power to stop.
In case you were wondering why McConnell hasnt given any floor speeches opposing this bill, and refused to state his position until the hour of the vote on Corker-Hoeven, take a look at this article at the Huffington Post:
The top two Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John Cornyn of Texas, might not be working for immigration reform in the upper chamber, but their allies off Capitol Hill are leading the advocacy efforts. Two of the most well-funded groups working on behalf of reform are being run by senior aides in McConnell and Cornyns circle. One, American Crossroads, is run by close McConnell ally Steven Law, and is pledging to spend seven figures to press Republicans to approve reform. Law has said that reelecting McConnell, his longtime mentor, is the groups top electoral priority.
FWD.us, the tech-funded group pushing for immigration reform, has tens of millions of dollars pledged to the fight. Rob Jesmer runs FWDs D.C. operations as its campaign manager. He was executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 2012 cycle, meaning he was in charge of electing and reelecting Senate Republicans, reporting to both Cornyn and McConnell. Previously he served as Cornyns chief of staff and is now a partner with FP1 Strategies, which represents Cornyn. Brian Walsh, the former spokesman for the NRSC, is also closely working with FWD. Jesmer and Walsh are both known in Washington as part of John Cornyns circle, having both worked under him at the NRSC. Cornyn is now the No. 2 Republican in the Senate and has been speaking out against immigration reform amid his reelection bid in Texas. An amendment he pushed to include was considered by reform backers as an attempt to kill the legislation, and its defeat gave the process a boost of momentum.
The Senate Conservatives Fund is spearheading an effort to bring Mitch McConnell out of the shadows on the immigration issue and document him as a friend or a foe. He is caught between his base of consultants/donors and his constituents.
Its easy to stand with his constituents on the issue of coal. After all, there is no pending legislation on the issue.
There is pending legislation that will remake America and balloon the welfare state. Mitch McConnell is the GOP Leader. Its high time for him to unite the conference behind a bold message of enforcement-first. Unfortunately, Schumer is working overtime to buy off a few more Republicans so he can achieve his goal of passing this bill on Thursday with 70 votes. Instead of speaking out against the bill, McConnell said today that he hopes the House produces a companion bill and goes to conference. It makes you wonder why he even bothered to vote against Corker-Hoeven yesterday .Not!
Its time for Mitch McConnell to reclaim his status as GOP leader from Chuck Schumer.
He is the Minority Leader, but is hiding under his desk. He will not take a leadership role to defeat the bill. (He could probably stop it if he aggressively opposed it.)
Like Boehner, this guy is worse than useless. If Jeff Sessions, Mike Lee, or Ted Cruz were Minority Leader, this monstrosity would not survive cloture.
McConnell, you old bellows full of worthless wind.
Follow the Money.
No one has left the Senate broke since Harry Truman left it.
Our politicians are not there for patriotic reasons, They are there for the money
Mitch is working with his K street buddies .
He needs to be removed .
It should read: “Bitch McConnell comes out of the closet.”
Retire Mitch McConnell
Leadership ya can stick a fork in.
Is Bitch McConnell actually alive? For some reason I get the impression that he thinks if he talks in a monotone voice that he is speaking the truth. The fact is, McConnell is such a f’n RINO that actually thinks his calm demeanor is statesman-like. But a study of our history will show that our greatest statesmen were full of piss and vinegar - and had a way with words. McConnell is not a statesman, and i contend he is not much of a man.
And if the GOP takes the Senate by either some bizarre twist of fate or by a Palin-led Tea Party insurrection, McConnell will again be the leader of the GOP and the Senate majority leader.
The GOPe has a lock on the GOP members of the Senate.
Mitch is a RINO
Another reason for term limits.
The turd-l doesn’t come out of his shell unless he gets paid.
It does not look like the Tea Party is going to come up with a primary challenger for McConnell. This is too bad. Also, his junior Senator Rand Paul just endorsed him for 2014, and said he would not back a Tea Party primary challenge to McConnell. This is also too bad, I would think Rand Paul would want more senators like himself and Ted Cruz, and to get rid of senators like McConnell.
Yes, he does! They both are working under cover for this amnesty bill, but both voted No because of their 2014 re-elections coming up. I also hope Ted Cruz doesn’t try to discourage a primary challenge of Cornyn if a challenger should arise.
Isn’t American Crossroads a Karl Rove nightmare??
You have to love the Radio and TV commercials on this. They Tout how we must get behind CONSERVATIVE immigration reform,so who is going to get the Blame for this Mess?
Conservatives! The Republican Establishment accomplishes two objectives,becoming the second democrat party and gets rid of the dreaded tea Party!