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To many on the right, Mitch McConnell is the worst Republican Senator. Many Conservatives, including myself, relish the day when McConnell is removed from the Senate Majority Leader position in favor of a real Conservative or a system which omits the position entirely. But while he remains high in status on Capital Hill, there appears to be too much hyperbole in the underachievement that is his reign as Senate Majority Leader. Even Conservative Review has him ranked as the #2 RINO in all of Congress, with Lindsey Graham at number one. This ranking is despite the fact that many Republicans in Congress shamefully ave a lower Liberty Score than McConnell’s 36. I’m not here to say that Mitch McConnell is a good Republican or even an average one. I’m here to say he doesn’t deserve to be referred to as the worst or even bottom ten.
Race To The Bottom
I first want to prove there are at least ten worse Republicans in Congress. To begin, Paul Ryan is Speaker of the House. He was Mitt Romney’s VP candidate. He had a reputation for wanting to balance the budget. As speaker he has done nothing of the sort. With Trump in the Whitehouse, he is still doing nothing of the sort. He is worse than Mitch.
Susan Collins has a Liberty Score of 10, the lowest of any Republican. She is also one of the most pro-abortion Republicans in Congress. Lisa Murkowski is one of the most pro-union Senators among Republicans. Her support for Obamacare is with little waver. Lamar Alexander has a Liberty Score of 17, the second lowest among Republicans. Lindsey Graham is worse, and the reason will be obvious in the next section. There are actually 10 alive Senators with worse voting records than Mitch McConnell. He may be in charge, but listing him as the worst almost absolves the other RINOs in the herd. It’s a classic uninformed voter mentality that your incumbents aren’t the problem. It’s always another state voting these idiots.
Blind Squirrel’s Nut?
In recent days, Mitch McConnell has become a championing force for the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process.
“Here's what I want to tell you: in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court.” –@SenateMajLdr pic.twitter.com/BdeTD9FYPV
— GOP (@GOP) September 21, 2018
It’s clear that McConnell will do what’s in his power to ensure the confirmation. Does that mean Kavanaugh has the votes? No, But McConnell won’t be the vote of betrayal. So is McConnell all of the sudden decent? This line of thought is also misleading. Let’s roll back the clock to 2009. Obama with his first Supreme Court vacant seat, nominated Sonia Sotomayor. Numerous Republicans voted on the bill. Only 3 are still around. Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham, and Susan Collins all voted for Sotomayor. McConnell opposed Sotomayor’s nomination.
A year later, Elena Kagan was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Lamar Alexander joined the Republicans. Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham were in favor among current Republican Senators. McConnell was opposed.
In the summer of 2016, Obama was poised to nominate a third judge, replacing Antonin Scalia, a solid constitutionalist. This was a crisis. If Obama had his way would be dwindled down to two Conservative judges. But McConnell did not budge. He instead gambled on the election. Obama went on to nominate Merrick Garland. Garland was an anti-gun judge on the DC v Heller case at the appellate level. This was Obama’s attack on the 2nd Amendment.
54 Republicans sat on the Senate. McConnell gave them no chance to lend the Democrats the opportunity to flip a Supreme Court seat left. Would Garland have received 60 votes? No. But when so many Republicans are willing to bend over, McConnell gave them no chance, and this is noteworthy. Moving forward, McConnell’s gamble paid off. Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch. McConnell was a championing force behind the confirmation, for a RINO. McConnell went nuclear so that the Democrat’s filibusterer was broken and only a simple majority passed. Gorsuch received 54 votes, shy of 60. Without McConnell’s commitment, we wouldn’t have Gorsuch and likely wouldn’t have a third Conservative on the Supreme Court.
Well done, @SenateMajLdr on Gorsuch! I didn't think you had it in you.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 7, 2017
Now McConnell’s efforts will be needed to ram through Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation despite the stalling tactics of the Democrats and a new low of weaponized sexual assault allegations. McConnell may be unwilling to pass Kate’s Law or meaningful spending cuts, but he is instrumental in confirming quality judges to America’s highest court. This needs to be accounted for in Conservatives’ rankings of Congressman. Mitch McConnell may be all-establishment RINO, but considering how bad the GOP is, especially in the Senate, he’s not the worst. He’s mediocre.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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