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Mitch McConnell Declares War On Conservatives

Mitch McConnell Caricature Shoots Gadsden Flag
The Senate’s Republican Minority Leader has now made it official – he’s declaring war on conservatives.

McConnell’s latest attack on conservatives came in an interview with The Washington Examiner, which ran last Friday. In it McConnell claimed the he is a “conservative” and went on to offer this interesting take on the present situation in Washington:

“What they do [the Senate Conservatives Fund] is mislead their donors into believing the reason that we can’t get as good an outcome as we’d like to get is not because of a Democratic Senate and a Democratic president, but because Republicans are insufficiently committed to the cause — which is utter nonsense.” 

There are many points worth criticizing in McConnell’s interview with The Washington Examiner, but here we will focus on just these two: McConnell’s claim that he is a conservative and his declaration of war against conservatives.

Senator McConnell seems to think that movement conservatism is some kind of smorgasbord from which he can pick and choose ideas and policies and that merely by bellying-up to the smorgasbord occasionally he can claim to be “a conservative.”

Our perspective is quite different. As we see it, conservatism is a wholly formed world view, and that while organizations and individual conservatives in the movement may argue passionately for their favorite solutions to the various public policy challenges before Congress, they are all coming at the problem from this same world view.

And this world view is that the federal government should stay within the strict bounds the Constitution placed on it to protect the God-given liberty and rights of the individual citizen against the encroachments of foreign invaders, other citizens and the state itself.

To us, Senator McConnell getting a big fat earmark for a dam in Kentucky tucked into in the bill that funded ObamaCare, instead of holding fast and fighting ObamaCare, does not seem to fit into that conservative world view. Nor do McConnell’s long list of other big government votes and policy prescriptions.

There’s an old saying to the effect that “he who strikes the second blow starts the fight.” And for over 100 years progressive Republicans have been at war with the conservative grassroots of the Republican Party – except they conveniently forgot to tell us the war was going on.

We kept working every election trusting that if we elected establishment Republicans the growth of government and the erosion of freedom would stop – it didn’t. Indeed, when George W. Bush was in the White House and establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell held sway on Capitol Hill it accelerated.

Since grassroots conservatives have figured out that there is and has been a war going on, and they have started to fight back – and win – establishment Republicans are not only outraged, they are scared they are going to lose their power. 

Mitch McConnell’s popularity has been sinking like a stone now that Kentucky’s grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives have begun to differentiate between establishment Republicans and actual “conservatives.” 

Should Senator McConnell survive the Republican primary to face Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, the polls show he’s in for the fight of his life. Mitch McConnell is in trouble not because he has been “too conservative,” but because voters don’t see the difference between a big government pork barreling Republican and a big government pork barreling Democrat.

To read David M. Drucker’s interview with Senator McConnell in The Washington Examiner in its entirety click this link

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Who will take his place?

I have been trying to figure out who is going to stand up and take his place. Seems several are vying. The same is true for Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. I want to send money, but I don't want a fragmented effort in which so many competitors join the fray that they all steal primary votes from each other, and McConnell wins by default. Also, I don't want to see another outcome like some of the 2008 outcomes in which poorly prepared tea party candidates were boiled raw by the press and we lost seats. So, if you are from Kentucky- please tell us who to send our money to...??

Sen. McConnell's drift

McConnell has been in the Senate for 30 years! He's lost touch with the base of his party long ago and he's lost whatever perspective he may have once had regarding the battle for our freedoms. It is past time for him to go --we need new blood --desperately! With congress' approval down near single digits there is no more propitious time to enact a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of congress. There is a proposed amendment in the Senate with 12 c0-sponsors and a number in the House. Go to www.termlimits.org to show your support.

Oust McConnell

It is truly time for that supercilious, inept Rino to be forced into retirement, isolation, and oblivion.

Cleaning Republican Spenders

McConnell has been a sore point in my view, good riddance.
His $2.3 Bio pork in what should have been a huge protest against out of control gov. spending put the last nail into the coffin for this establishment politician.

BOOT McCONNELL

THIS NUT JOB DOESN'T KNOW A REAL CONSERVATIVE IF ONE STOOD NOSE TO NOSE! HE HAS TO GO! HAS MADE TO MANY BACKROOM DEALS WITH REID AND BOZO TO EVEN BE LISTED AS A TRUE CONSERVATIVE! THE TEA PARTY ARE MORE TRUE TO THIS COUNTRY THAN HE IS, WHICH NUMBER I WOULD SAY, MORE THAN 250 MILLION HONEST PATRIOTIC AMERICANS! McCONNELL IS NOT ONE OF THEM!