This week President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a joint press conference in the Rose Garden. McConnell decided to use this opportunity to remind use that we need to elect Republicans that can “Win.” He points out the losses of the Republicans that “could not win” like Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Todd Akin, and Richard Mourdock.
I agree with and support Mark Levin’s campaign to defeat Mitch McConnell and force him out of the U.S. Senate, even if he might pull the strings on the outside while enjoying retirement
Let’s unpack that
Angle came within five points in taking out Harry Reid, and that was going to be hard battle to take out the Democratic Leader of the Senate at the time. Still, she he is a nutter in McConnell’s book.
Mourdock served as Treasurer of the State of Indiana. However, Mourdock along with Akin misspoke in their respective campaign runs and the media hit them hard to make sure that both were defeated and their Democratic opponents won.
Christine O’Donnell took out Mike Castle in her primary in Delaware but since it’s a progressive state it was going to be hard for O’Donnell to actually win. Radio talk show host Mark Levin for the record called Castle, “Susan Collins with pants.”
McConnell didn’t lift a finger to help
McConnell allowed these candidates to be defeated and did not left a finger for them. Years later, McConnell lectures us on how we need to elect Republicans that can win. In ‘McConnell speak’ what he is saying is that Republicans that run as such (i.e. conservatives, small “r” republicans, and/or federalists) can’t win.
It should be pointed out that Mourdock in the 2012 primary defeated longtime incumbent Richard “Dick” Lugar who was a U.S. Senator since 1977, and an ally if not a good buddy of McConnell. McConnell’s thinking:
‘Since this “Tea Party” candidate took out my buddy Dick, I am not going to lift a paw for this Mourdock character and I will allow him to be thrown and fed to the Democratic wolf pack (including the labor unions),’
A great description if the subject in the “Pyramid” (speaking of the TV game show) ‘Winner’s Circle’ round was “What Mitch McConnell Might Say.” Just don’t mention his name cause you shall forfeit the big money if not already.
He wants patsies
When McConnell, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, (who gave us the same provda in a FOX News interview with Martha MacCallum regarding Steve Bannon’s campaign tactics) and the Republican machine tell you to nominate candidates that can win, what they are really telling you is that they want candidates that they can easily control, and will always reward the likes of McConnell with more power because they are entitled to it somehow. Those who dare challenge the McConnells of the world much be punished. Look at how John Boehner punished certain members of Congress who did not hold their nose and allowed Boehner to continue as House Speaker when he was such.
Remember the winners
Lest we forget the Republican candidates that were not supported by McConnell and the Republican establishment, and actually won. Marco Rubio (who defeated political opportunist Charlie Crist), Mike Lee (who took out Bob Bennett who was in the U.S. Senate for almost two decades), Rand Paul (who was elected to an open U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky), Ron Johnson (who took out long time Democrat incumbent Russ Feingold from Wisconsin since 1983, and was the co sponsor with John McCain on the dreaded Campaign Reform Act of 2002) and last but not least Ted Cruz from Texas.
This is the other side of the story that McConnell on purpose left out of his Rose Garden speech. He is still clinging on to Duverger’s Law, and encouraging you and me to do the same. After all it’s the political rule of a French Marxist has only helped McConnell feather his nest.
I agree with and support Mark Levin’s campaign to defeat Mitch McConnell and force him out of the U.S. Senate, even if he might pull the strings on the outside while enjoying retirement. I disagree with him that the Republicans will advance a conservative agenda once he is gone. They might be able to if the right people who call themselves Republicans are in charge but Rove and company will try to find another person who is of the same strips like McConnell. That should not stop us supporting candidates that are Conservative and/or Federalists.
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