Skip to comments.There’s No Courage Like Mitch McConnell’s
Posted on 10/16/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT by cotton1706
Think back to Ted Cruzs filibuster. One of my favorite moments was when he said there was no courage like the anonymous Congressional staffer. A hilarious yet true statement, but in recent days, Ive started to question it. I think there is a far greater courage in Washington, and it belongs to Mitch McConnell.
The Senate Minority leader doesnt let things like voter expectations or approval ratings stop him from doing what he thinks is best for him. Were not just choosing whos going to represent Kentucky in the Senate; were going to decide whos going to run the Senate, he said in early August. That quote is all you need to know about his mindset. Its also not too much of a stretch to guess that he feels he is owed that seat by virtue of being there for five terms already. Thats the mindset of Washington once you make it there, you deserve to stay there. Its as though people like McConnell forget theyre not on the Supreme Court and cant serve for life.
Heres an ad put out by his campaign where he isnt campaigning for the Senate at all, but for the Senate Majority Leader position. Heres the choice, McConnell says in a speech. Obamas Nevada Yes man or a Kentuckian to run the Senate. A lot of his ads are like this. He isnt talking about his state other than to say hes from there. His number one goal, clearly, is to become the Senate leader and, given the way hes led the minority, Im not exactly sure Im okay with that.
He quite brazenly works against the wishes of his constituency, refuses to represent them because they are conservative. Sure, hell talk to them like hes one of them, but its quite possible it makes him feel ill to do so. I can only imagine how green his face was reading the script from this ad. The good thing about the spot is that you can see the Red Tape Tower of Obamacare law and regulations if you havent before. While the footage is up, you can hear the Minority Leader saying that he will continue to fight the law (if you believe he still is, dont read any stories today about the re-emerging deal in the Senate).
Or you can look at this ad, released way back in February, where the engaging cinematography delivers a powerful series of side profile shots and close-up frontal shots of people saying McConnell is a conservative. My leadership position is important to Kentucky, he says, because it puts me in the middle of all the big positions that are made in the country.
Pardon me for being a Negative Nancy, but how exactly does that benefit Kentucky? Does that mean you get more pork to bring home? That quote is not about how Kentucky benefits, but how important McConnell is and why he shouldnt be challenged ever. The rest of the ad buries that with people who call McConnell a conservative, but other than being friendly to coal, they dont really offer proof. Most likely, its because they cant.
The most recent batch of ads attack Matt Bevin, with maybe one or two sprinkled in to attack the Democratic candidate, but overall, McConnells campaign is fearful of Bevins momentum. Why else would they call him Bailout Bevin, despite the fact that McConnell championed the bailout and was proud it passed? Mitch McConnell has a clear record of working against his base and frankly lying about it. That, my friends, is courage when you consider this is the age of the Internet, when anyone can fact-check him moments after he makes a statement or releases a new ad. But he still goes out there and keeps on going. Why? Because hes Mitch McConnell and hes been there for three decades.
That kind of courage, the courage to do whats in your best interest so openly and in the face of what your voters expect of you, is tremendous. If you believe actual representation in Washington D.C. is optional, then vote McConnell in 2014. But if youre one of those who likes to think (for some reason) that your elected leaders should actually work for you, then I guess you should go with Bevin.
tru dat...McConnell but pay a heavy political price...
“must” pay not but pay....i’m out of my wits this morning...
A good reason to send $10 to Matt Bevins campaign.
yes, most in DC are self serving snakes and are allowed scam us citizens because the American political system is flawed. It (we the people) allow our elected officials to ignore their oath of office and to ingratiate themselves with payoffs by corporation lobbyists while in office and we allow them to make a career of it all.
Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN
Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC
PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn
Headline SHOULD read, “There is No Courage That Mitch McConnell Likes”
what’s best for him.. a quick retirement maybe?