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  • Poll: Mitch McConnell Is The Most Unpopular U.S. Senator

    11/24/2015 4:05:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/24/15 | Michelle Fields
    Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular U.S. Senator, according to a new national survey. The poll released by Morning Consult finds McConnell is the only senator with a disapproval rating higher than 50 percent. McConnell has a 52 percent disapproval rating among Kentucky voters, while only 38 percent approve of his job performance. Sen. Gary Peters and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) have the lowest approval rating among their constituents at 37 percent. The most popular U.S. Senator is presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, with 83 percent of respondents saying they approve of his job...
  • Cruz: Budget deal the 'cartel in all of its glory'

    10/30/2015 1:11:18 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday evening slammed a two-year budget agreement hours before an expected vote, suggesting it was the "cartel in all of its glory." "It is difficult to find a better illustration of the Washington cartel than the charade we are engaged in this evening," he said, speaking from the Senate floor for more than an hour. "This represents the cartel in all of its glory." He added that the two-year budget deal - which also increases the debt ceiling - is both "shockingly bad" on policy but also "a manifestation of the bipartisan corruption that suffuses...
  • Cruz accuses McConnell of working for Dems

    10/29/2015 9:03:43 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/29/15 | Susan Ferrichio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican presidential candidate, conducted a 90-minute takedown late Thursday of his own Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, who he characterized by name as a weak leader unwilling to fight for conservative causes. Cruz, a Tea Party conservative, frequently bucks Senate GOP leaders and has on at least one other occasion criticized McConnell in a Senate floor speech. But late Thursday, he took on McConnell with renewed antipathy, using pie charts to demonstrate that the Kentucky Republican has bolstered the Democratic agenda rather than conservative goals during his ten-month tenure. "Why is a Republican majority leader fighting...
  • Cruz rips compromise budget deal

    10/27/2015 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/15 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz launched a searing critique of Capitol Hill's bipartisan budget deal on Tuesday afternoon, slamming outgoing House Speaker John Boehner for leaving Congress via a "golden parachute" and accusing GOP leaders of capitulating to President Barack Obama."It is complete and utter surrender," Cruz said. "We now have a GOP Congress, but no one watching this budget surrender would know it." Though dozens of Capitol Hill Republicans have knocked the compromise legislation, Cruz's criticisms stood out from the rest of the pack just a day before he will take the GOP debate stage in Colorado. And they continued his running...
  • Ted Cruz Lauches ĎCruz Missileí at Obamaís Mitch McConnell; Compares Him to ĎEmperor With No...

    10/27/2015 12:23:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Politistick ^ | October 27, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    Ted Cruz Lauches ¬ĎCruz Missile¬í at Obama¬ís Mitch McConnell; Compares Him to ¬ĎEmperor With No Clothes¬í Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a constitutional conservative, sat down with The Blaze founder Glenn Beck on Monday and talked about Cruz‚Äôs historic Senate floor calling out of Obama‚Äôs Mitch, Surrender Caucus Leader McConnell, for lying to ‚Äúevery‚ÄĚ Republican senator about the reauthorization of the cronyist Export-Import Bank.‚ÄúMitch McConnell ‚ÄĒ the majority leader ‚ÄĒ had looked me in the eyes ‚ÄĒ he‚Äôd looked every other Republican senator in the eyes and he had promised explicitly that he had not made a deal to reauthorize the...
  • Memoir (The Long Game) by Senate Majority Leader McConnell coming in May (Title anyone??? nyaaaa!!!)

    10/26/2015 3:43:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/26/15 | Hillal Italie - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) ó Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a book deal. The Kentucky Republican's memoir "The Long Game" will be released in May, Sentinel told The Associated Press on Monday. According to the publisher, a conservative imprint of Penguin Random House, McConnell will address "controversial issues" involving himself and both parties, whether tea party Republicans who have accused him of being too willing to compromise or such leading Democrats as President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
  • HILARIOUS! Ted Cruz Impersonates Mark Levin as Speaker Hammering Mitch McConnell; Nails It!

    10/25/2015 9:07:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 28 replies
    Politistick ^ | October 25, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    Ted Cruz speaking at the Bayliss Park Hall in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Oct. 23, 2015. Image Credit via screenshot, C-SPAN GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is known for his principled and articulate constitutionalism, like a modern-day founding father who Rush Limbaugh recently declared as clearly the most ‚Äúanti-liberal‚ÄĚ candidate in the race ‚ÄĒ a huge compliment. Cruz is a constitutional fighter, who turned off the entrenched establishment leeches in both parties, as well as the corrupt Obama sycophants in the mainstream media.But one personality trait Cruz isn‚Äôt given nearly enough credit for is his sharp, witty and timely...
  • Sources: McConnell floats entitlement changes in high-stakes fiscal talks

    10/14/2015 8:23:38 AM PDT · by Fhios · 79 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 10/13/2015 | Manu Raju
    (CNN) Mitch McConnell privately wants the White House to pay this price to enact a major budget deal: Significant changes to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for raising the debt ceiling and funding the government.
  • McConnellís Last Stand: He Wants Medicare, Social Security Cuts to Raise Debt Limit

    10/13/2015 1:23:20 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 49 replies
    The Fiscal Times via Yahoo Mews ^ | October 13, 2015 | Rob Garver
    In case anyone thought things couldnít get more chaotic on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell appears ready to set them straight. McConnell, according to a report first published by CNN, plans to make several major demands of the White House, including changes to Medicare, Social Security, and EPA regulations as his price for raising the nationís debt limit. Related Stories The report from CNNís Manu Raju complicates the already fraught debate over whether and how to increase the Treasury Departmentís ability to borrow the money it needs to pay the nationís debts. Failure to allow additional borrowing would, at...
  • An Unlikely Set of Seeming Non Sequiturs, However...

    10/10/2015 7:32:29 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Vanity | 10/10/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     In the unlikely event that the President were ever impeached, what would Senator Mitch McConnell's position be regarding arbitrary restrictions on the scope of prosecution?  On Sunday, November 24, 1963, my sister and I were watching TV in our pajamas. Our Mom was standing behind us, watching too. We watched Lee Harvey Oswald get shot by Jack Ruby on live TV. We listened to various news stories through the years for explanations of those memorable events. As a teenager I listened to a "Boston Conspiracy Conference" carried live for several days in the 1970s on KPFK, socialist radio in Los Angeles. I...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Bizarro Romney: In the Republican primary, thatís a very good thing.

    10/08/2015 6:07:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    When Ted Cruz announced his campaign for president, I said he didnít have a chance. The Texas senator isnít just extremeóan ideological outlier with hard-right positions on virtually everything under the sunóbut heís unpopular with other Republican lawmakers. He stepped on the stage as a critic of national GOP leadership and has used his influence with grassroots conservatives to force confrontations like the 2013 government shutdown. Cruz has burned his bridges with powerful party figures like Majority Leader Mitch McConnellóon one occasion, Cruz called McConnell a ďliarĒ on the Senate flooróand is toxic to many of his Senate Republican colleagues....
  • McConnell Capitulates To Cruz On Immigration

    10/08/2015 3:22:44 PM PDT · by Isara · 36 replies
    IBD ^ | October 8, 2015 | Thomas McArdle
    How many times have we been told that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, running for the GOP presidential nomination, is an ineffective "wacko bird,"in Arizona Sen. John McCain's insulting words? ...it now looks like he's ended up being very effective in getting the Senate to do something about illegal alien violent criminals. The first piece of legislation the U.S. Senate will take up after its October recess will be a measure that includes Cruz-backed Kate's Law, imposing a mandatory five years in prison for deported aliens who re-enter America illegally. It's named after Kate Steinle, slain on the San Francisco pier...
  • GOP schism not new, still a factor

    10/07/2015 5:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    In 1952, the combatants were Dwight Eisenhower and Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio. In 1964, it was Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. Today, they are outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. All have been at the center of an endless struggle that has roiled Republicans for decades as conservatives attempt to yank the party to the political right while more moderate or establishment Republicans try their best to nudge their way toward the center. In the vivid glare of an intense presidential race, party conservatives such as Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana are...
  • Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz In Defense Of Mitch McConnellÖ

    10/07/2015 12:04:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | September 30, 2015
    In a move that will no doubt disappoint many of his political supporters, Senator Rand Paul stated publicly that fellow GOP Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is ¬ďdone for¬Ē in the Senate. Senator Paul¬ís words appeared to be part of his defense of current Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, himself the subject of increasing pressure from unhappy conservatives to step down from that position due to McConnell¬ís ongoing unwillingness to more forcefully fight the Obama agenda. It should be noted that at present, the Paul presidential campaign is floundering at just 1% in most polls while Cruz continues to...
  • Exclusive ó Nonpartisan Congressional Report: Mitch McConnell Worse than Harry Reid...

    10/05/2015 6:35:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/5/2015 | Matt Boyle
    A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) has found that ... Mitch McConnell is the worst Senate Majority Leader in history for the first year of a Congress in terms of shutting down debate using a controversial procedure known as ďfilling the amendment tree.Ē The report ....shows that McConnell has used the procedure more in the first year of a Congress than any other Majority Leader in history. Traditionally, the report shows, use of the tactic becomes more frequent in a second year of a Congressóessentially meaning that McConnellís extraordinary use of the tactic this year is...
  • Only 22% of GOP Voters Want Mitch McConnell to Stay

    10/04/2015 7:38:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 01, 2015
    It looks like Republican voters are ready to clean house when it comes to the party's top two congressional leaders. Following John Boehnerís sudden decision to step down as speaker of the House of Representatives, 46% of Likely Republican Voters think Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also should resign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of GOP voters donít think the longtime Kentucky senator should step down as majority leader, but a sizable 32% are undecided.
  • Ted Cruz Versus The Establishment, Again

    10/01/2015 7:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2015 | Emily O'Neill, co-founder Envallo
    This week, Politico released on article suggesting that Ted Cruz has lost the trust of his peers, save for libertarian-leaning Mike Lee, who chimed in to his defense. The comments on the article, mostly from liberals who will never agree with a conservative philosophy anyway, resorted to ad hominin attacks. Criticism from the left is to be expected; however, the concerning part of this story is that conservatives and libertarians are voicing their opposition to Cruz fighting the status quo. The irony? Both camps claim to share the belief that Washington is dysfunctional, and many public opinion polls show that...
  • Ted Cruz Twice Refuses Opportunity To Call For McConnell To Step Down As Republican Leader

    10/01/2015 8:43:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Ted Cruz has called Mitch McConnell a liar and expressed outrage over what he sees as McConnellís unprincipled leadership ó but heís not ready to call for the Senate majority leader to step down. Appearing on Hugh Hewittís radio show Wednesday, guest hosted by yours truly, the Texas senator and 2016 presidential contender twice rejected an opportunity to call for McConnellís ousting as Senate majority leader. ďWe just saw John Boehner announce that he will be stepping down as Speaker in October. Do you think itís time for Mitch McConnell to leave his role as leader of the Senate Republicans?Ē...
  • Ted Cruz is toast: Itís not just that he wonít be presidentóhis days in Senate are numbered, too

    09/30/2015 1:06:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Rand Paul is right: Cruz's career in the Senate is "done for." Once he leaves, he can become a full-time grafter.Iím not sure when it started, but at some point the Republican Party ceded the business of governance to the Democrats. Maybe it began with the Tea Party movement or Fox News or the larger conservative media-industrial complex Ė I honestly donít know. But itís clear now that the GOP is no longer a legitimate governing party. A party that allows rank neophytes like Herman Cain and Donald Trump and Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina to run for the highest...
  • Rand Paul: Ted Cruz ĎPretty Much Done Forí in Senate (More turtle soup)

    09/29/2015 4:58:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Roll Call's #WGDB Blog ^ | September 29, 2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    Paul and McConnell have support each other. Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday said fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted. Cruz is ďdone forĒ in the Senate. ďTed has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence, he canít get anything done legislatively,Ē Paul told Fox News Radio. ďHe is pretty much done for and stifled and itís really because of personal relationships, or lack of personal relationships, and it is a problem.Ē Paul,...
  • RUH ROH: Conservative Rebellion Threatens Key Mitch McConnell Ally Marco Rubio

    09/29/2015 4:11:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    While Breitbart News has been reporting for months that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)ís speakership was in jeopardy, the Washington media was stunned on Friday with the historic announcement of Boehnerís resignation. The anti-leadership sentiment seems to be growing as the Washington Times is now reporting that a top Republican party official, Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere, has called for Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)ís resignation. The populist, anti-establishment groundswell could spell trouble for the presidential campaign of donor-class darling Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)ówho has twice fearlessly ignored voters and risked his political career to advance the goals of...
  • Senator @MarcoRubio Slurps The Turtle SoupÖ

    09/29/2015 2:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Camp of the Saints | September 28, 2015 | Bob Belvedere
    Öand burns his lips, which may make it more difficult for him to kiss a certain Majority Leaderís arse. From Breitbart, Julia Hahn reporting, we learn that Don Marco may be in trouble: The populist, anti-establishment groundswell could spell trouble for the presidential campaign of donor-class darling Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) ó who has twice fearlessly ignored voters and risked his political career to advance the goals of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Ö Now that the Republican base has its sights set on Mitch McConnell, it could pose a serious problem for the campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio, whose...
  • Rand Paul: Cruz Canít Get Anything Done Because His Name-Calling Goes Against Decorum Of The Senate

    09/29/2015 12:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 29, 2015 | Brian Kilmeade
    2016 GOP presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul (R-KS) called into Kilmeade & Friends and talked about Senator Ted Cruz being rebuffed on the senate floor by republicans who failed to allow him a roll call vote, John Boehner stepping down as Speaker of the House, why he feels itís important to be present for votes on the senate floor, defunding Planned Parenthood, why he thinks Scott Walker dropped out of the race as well as news coming out of the UN on Syria and Russia. Listen here: (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Senator Ted Cruz being snubbed with not one republican granting him the procedural...
  • Stop calling Ted Cruz a conservative: This self-promoting narcissist is a fraud and a nihilist

    09/29/2015 10:47:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    Salon ^ | September 29, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Labeling Cruz a conservative underestimates how dangerous he is. It's time we called out this Messianic crusader. The people of Texas owe America an apology. They elected Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, and now the country is forced to endure his presence throughout the interminable election season. Cruz has worked diligently (and successfully) to become the least liked human being in Congress. Judging by last night, heís hated most by his Republican colleagues, who, once again, blocked his inane efforts to shut down the government unless it defunded Planned Parenthood. Both Republicans and Democrats passed a temporary spending...

    09/28/2015 10:34:03 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 97 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 9/28/2015 | TheRightScoop
    Ted Cruz couldnít get anyone in the Senate to back him tonight as he tried to get a ban on Planned Parenthood funding and a linkage of the Iran Nuclear deal in a government funding bill. He stood alone on the Senate floor. After this Cruz launched into an hour speech, one that Mark Levin just tweeted out saying itís a MUST LISTEN. I havenít heard the whole thing yet but didnít want to keep it from you while I checked it out.
  • The Revolution Has Begun

    09/28/2015 2:17:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Democrats shouldn't take glee in Boehner's ousting: the revolution is done messing around, and they are next. ďYou can almost see the circuits blowing.Ē Ė Neil Peart, in Far Cry Itís hard to pinpoint exactly when it started, but with Speaker John Boehnerís resignation announcement, thereís no doubt the revolution has begun. Perhaps it was the first time you bookmarked the Drudge Report. Or maybe, when at the Drudge Report, you said: ďWho is this Breitbart?Ē Eric Cantorís primary loss to Dave Brat was certainly a moment when the revolution was stirring and produced tangible results rather than just internet...
  • Rand: I'll Oppose McConnell On CR,Doesn't Pledge Support To Him As Leader

    09/28/2015 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that he will ďoppose Senator McConnell (R-KY) when he brings forward the continuing resolution,Ē but didnít offer his support to McConnell staying as majority leader, citing a lack of an election or other choices, and arguing, ďit isnít about opposing a personĒ on Mondayís ďAmericaís NewsroomĒ on the Fox News Channel.
  • Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 10:58:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | September 28, 2015 | Christian Whiton
    Show Mitch McConnell the Door Christian Whiton September 28. Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were ďvery satisfiedĒ with the partyís two congressional leaders, who the majority believe...
  • GOP Chairman: Mitch McConnell ĎNeeds to Resigní

    09/28/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    A senior Republican official is urging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his job as the Republican leader of the Senate. ďMitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,Ē Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP... ďIíve worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just donít want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] arenít willing to fight for what we believeÖ Our base is demanding we do something or theyíre going to leave us,Ē said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader ĎGOP brand is being damaged,í

    09/28/2015 2:08:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/28/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. ďMcConnell needs to resign!!Ē Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isnít just any Republican. Heís the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOPís national governing body. He also serves on the RNCís executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus. ďMitch is a good...
  • Speaking of winning and losing: Hit the road, Jack. [Boehner]

    09/27/2015 4:40:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    Re: Your statement about "We Lose because... conservative grassroots... yada yada." Wrong. We win, you lose.. You lost because of your boneheaded, slavish devotion to big government. You lost because you declared war against the conservative base of your party. You lost because you danced to the tune of the big GOPe donors. You lost because you failed your constituency. You lost because you lied to the voters. You lost because you're a sniveling coward. You lost because you failed to fight for the constitution. You lost because you are an incompetent nincompoop. And your partner in crime and equally...
  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader (Villere- Vice Chair RNC)

    09/27/2015 3:38:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 58 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 9/27/2015 | Ralph Hallow
    ďMcConnell needs to resign!!Ē Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote... Villere isnít just any Republican. Heís the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation...the vice chairman of the RNC... also serves on the RNCís executive committee... Aides for McConnell...did not return repeated calls and emails seeking comment. {Priebus} was unavailable Sunday. {Boehner resigned] and ...an ideological irony there is that his probable replacement, Kevin McCarthy...is closer politically to Mr. Boehner than to the more ideologically passionate members ... The same may hold true for Mr. McConnell... Villere said...ďHonestly, I haven really thought of a replacement,Ē Villere did say what {offends...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ĎNext Guy in the Crosshairsí [Just Kick Him Out!]

    09/26/2015 11:42:13 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ĎNext Guy in the Crosshairsí by JOEL GEHRKE September 25, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. ďNext guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,Ē Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), according to National Journalís Sarah Mimms. Lee replied that he doubts that will happen. Still, Salmonís speculation reflects a theory of...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ĎNext Guy in the Crosshairsí

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. ďNext guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,Ē Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehnerís struggles that is common among the outgoing speakerís friends and foes alike ó that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnellís failure to take advantage of the...
  • We Explain Why Mitch McConnell Will Betray Conservatives And Help Obama Fund Planned Parenthood

    09/24/2015 6:18:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    CHQ ^ | 9/24/2015 | George Rasley
    Senator Ted Cruz made a powerful case against the Republican Partyís Capitol Hill ďleadershipĒ in an op-ed in yesterdayís POLITICO, ďPresident Barack Obama fights relentlessly for his liberal priorities. Like the Terminator, he never gives up, he never stops. And Republican leadership responds to every challenge by surrendering at the outset.Ē (You can read the entire piece through this link) Mitch McConnellBefore you say, ďWhatís the big deal we conservatives have been saying that for years,Ē thatís not the key point to which we wish to draw your attention, although it is a good one. The observation that we found...
  • Rep. Brat on GOP Leadership: ĎWeíre Not WinningÖIíd Give Them All Físí

    09/22/2015 7:09:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2015 | 2:29 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) gave his own Republican congressional leadership a failing grade for not going ďall inĒ to solve the nationís fiscal problems and for not fighting President Obamaís executive overreach. ďIíd give them all Fís. Fail. We did not fight. We didnít win. My district sent me up here to score some points,Ē Brat said Friday after C-SPAN Washington Journal host Peter Slen asked the Tea Party-backed freshman congressman what he thought about House Speaker John Boehnerís leadership over the past year. Brat noted the Republican-controlled Congressí failure to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of graphic undercover...
  • Was Saíad Bin Laden Managing Al-Qaeda from Iran? (Osama's son more than just a "low-level" target)

    07/29/2009 10:02:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 322+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/29/2009 | Annie Jacobsen
    When Osama bin Laden was banished from Sudan in 1996, he left the country in a rented Soviet jet ó an aged and antique Tupolev flown by a Russian pilot he did not trust. With him were a few bodyguards, his military commander, Saif al-Adel, and two sons named Saíad and Omar ó both young men in their late teens. Although it was the corrupt Islamic government of Sudan that had robbed Osama bin Laden of much of his vast personal wealth, he blamed America for his misfortunes, according to Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright. ďHe held America responsible for the...
  • Why GOP Congressional Leaders Support the Iran Deal in Fact ó Follow the Money

    09/19/2015 9:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why on earth would Republicans do that?Ē That is a question Iíve been asked at least a dozen times since illustrating that the GOP has played a cynical game in connection with President Obamaís Iran deal. ďFollow the moneyĒ is a common answer to questions about political motivation. It may not explain everything in this case, but it is certainly relevant. This spring, Republican leadership colluded with the White House and congressional Democrats to enact a law ó the Corker-Cardin Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act ó that guaranteed Obama would be authorized to lift sanctions against Iran (the main objective...
  • John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Become 2016 Campaign-Trail Targets

    09/18/2015 8:34:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | 9/18/15 | Janet Hook
    Republican congressional leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have become a big, wide target on the 2016 campaign trail. Not just for Democrats, as youíd expect, but for presidential candidates of their own party who are calling out the House speaker and Senate majority leader for not doing more to advance a conservative agenda in Congress. Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the most anti-establishment candidates in the field, has taken the lead in criticizing the GOP leaders. Even some of the more establishment-oriented candidates like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have heaped blame on them. Those candidates are playing to...
  • Does Anyone Know Why The Move To Oust Boehner and McConnell Is Failing?

    09/17/2015 5:20:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Septmber 17, 2015
    We have all had it with Boehner and McConnell. This is the axis of the Washington Cartel that protects their leadership positions, pomp, prestige, and power. Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina have demanded that Planned Parenthood be defunded as part of the Budget Appropriations Bill. Should not we the grassroots demand that serious contenders for the Republican nomination do the same? To borrow the old saying, if they don't see the light, should we not make them feel the heat? We need to throw out these two rascals who are doing the bidding of "Club for Growth," "American Prosperity," and...
  • McConnell tries to lower GOP expectations on spending (spending must always go up!)

    09/17/2015 3:55:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/16/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that he and the House Speaker are discussing a short-term government funding bill to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1. McConnell (R-Ky.) also warned his GOP colleagues that they are almost certainly going to have to accept spending levels above those in the 2011 Budget Control Act that introduced the sequester, the series of automatic cuts and ceilings meant to restrain federal spending. The GOP leader blamed Democrats for not allowing Republicans to move forward on any appropriations bills, which he said had delayed any progress. ďAnd so we are inevitably going to...
  • House GOP wants McConnell to go nuclear on Iran agreement

    09/16/2015 9:53:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Multiple House Republicans want Senate leaders to ďgo nuclearĒ over the Obama administrationís deal with Iran now that Democrats have stymied efforts to derail the accord by conventional means. A small but growing number of GOP lawmakers say that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should invoke the ďnuclear optionĒ to change Senate rules and prevent a filibuster on a resolution to kill the deal. Their angst is intensified by their belief that Democrats will likely be able to block legislation withholding federal funds from Planned Parenthood, a standoff that increases the chances of a government shutdown. Less than two...
  • McConnell to dare Democrats to filibuster hostage-release condition for Iran deal

    09/16/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/16/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    After getting 42 votes in support of Barack Obama‚Äôs deal with Iran on nuclear weapons, Harry Reid led two successful filibusters of the disapproval bill that would have gone down to a veto anyway. The House easily passed its version of the disapproval bill, with a handful of Democratic votes to provide a wide ‚ÄĒ but not veto-proof ‚ÄĒ bipartisan margin. Stymied twice on getting an up-or-down vote for the bill before the 60-day window expires (at least by the White House‚Äôs calculation), Mitch McConnell plans to force Democrats into a potentially embarrassing vote on Thursday in an attempt...
  • McConnell to Dems: I'll Force Painful Amendments If You Keep Filibustering the Iran Deal

    09/15/2015 5:18:54 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 15Sept15 | Guy Benson
    As I reported on Friday, Senate Republican leaders are applying new pressure to their Democratic colleagues who filibustered a vote on President Obama's unpopular, unilateral Iran deal last week. With Harry Reid demanding that the upper chamber simply "move on" without even considering the consequential geopolitical agreement, Mitch McConnell is warning that an ongoing filibuster will result in the introduction of several amendments designed to make Reid's caucus squirm:
  • The GOP Leadership's Dubious Achievement: Donald Trump

    09/15/2015 3:49:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/15/15 | John M. Ellis
    The spectacular rise of Donald Trump as leading presidential candidate should at last force Republicans in Washington to face the chronic ineffectiveness of their party: rank and file Republicans are turning to the Donald because he, unlike the party establishment, seems energetic, articulate, and determined to get something done. They have so long despaired of a party leadership that is inarticulate, somnolent, and inept that they are not deterred by the fact that Trump is dangerously unpredictable. The problem is not an insufficiently conservative party, as some conservatives think; a two-party system will always have a broad spectrum of viewpoints...
  • If John Boehner can face a no-confidence vote, why can't Mitch McConnell?

    09/09/2015 5:08:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/9/15 | e straker
    It's looking bad for John Boehner, who may be forced out of the speakership due to his cooperation with the Obama agenda. But what about Mitch McConnell? He has been at least as complicit as Boehner. McConnell has given Obama: 1) 100% of his budget requests. 2) Fully funding Obamacare without any restraints 3) Fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty without any restraints 4) Raised the debt ceilings repeatedly without any restraints 5) Effectively given away the Senate's treaty deciding powers. 6) Refused to set up select committees to investigate the abuse of powers of this administration To be Senate Majority...

    09/14/2015 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 14, 2015 | by NEIL MUNRO
    The GOPís populist base can help win big battles for the partyís business donors in 2017, if it just shuts up for the next few months, GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)52% suggested in a low-drama interview with Politico. McConnell offered nothing to the partyís populist base, except finger-wagging. The pro-life push to transfer funding away from abortion-giant Planned Parenthood ďis an exercise in futilityÖ thatís not going to happen until you have a president who has a similar view,Ē McConnell didnít offer any opposition to President Barack Obamaís effort to amnesty millions of illegal immigrants, or his promise to...
  • McConnell aims to avoid government shutdown

    09/11/2015 10:15:41 AM PDT · by VinL · 29 replies
    WXIL ^ | 9/11/2015 | Manu Raju
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving to separate abortion politics from a spending fight that threatens to shut down the government at month's end.... The move comes as McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner are beginning to take a series of steps to avoid a possible shutdown at month's end. Conservatives are demanding that the must-pass spending bill should prohibit federal funding from flowing to Planned Parenthood in light of controversial, heavily edited videos secretly taped this summer where officials discussed the sale of aborted fetal parts. But McConnell and Boehner, recognizing that Senate Democrats would block any effort...
  • How the GOP leadership hit rock bottom with its base

    09/15/2015 3:27:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 9/14/15 | W. James Antle III
    When conservatives held a Washington, D.C., rally last week in opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, which names do you suppose inspired the loudest boos from the crowd? Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and John Kerry would be good guesses. So would Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But none of those are the right answer. Instead, it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, the two most important Republican leaders in Washington, who seemed to get the loudest boos. When Dave Brat, who won his Virginia congressional seat by beating then-House Majority Leader...
  • McConnell, Corker Cheerlead Obamaís Lawlessness on Iran

    09/11/2015 3:27:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 9/10/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Senate Republicans have hit a new low. Not only are they doing nothing to stop Obamaís lawlessness on Iran in forging a treaty without Senate ratification, they are allowing him to break the very law that broke the treaty clause of the Constitution. You canít make this stuff up! First, the good news. When Mark Levin and Conservative Review were the lone voices against Corker-Cardin in April, everyone thought we were being purists. Most conservative pundits and elected Republicans thought this was the best opportunity to get congressional input. Every major news outlet was reporting this bill as a means...