Share This Article with a Friend!

Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead

Mitch McConnell corrupted Republican Senate Majority Leader

Yesterday’s Senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, was a classic example of why talk among conservatives of forming a third party alternative to the establishment Republican Party will not die.

Not only did the usual jelly-backed Senate Republicans vote to confirm Lynch, they were led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is, ostensibly, to be the leader of the conservative opposition to Obama and his lawless progressive agenda.

In moving the Lynch nomination McConnell broke a pre-election promise that no attorney general nominee would be considered in his Senate if that nominee supported Obama’s executive amnesty, something that Lynch testified she supports.

So McConnell’s vote for Lynch was a sort of “go to hell” moment that conservatives should recognize for what it is: Mitch McConnell saying directly to the conservative Republican grassroots and the conservative movement that opposed Lynch that, despite the fact that conservative voters handed back the Senate majority to the Republican Party in 2014 to make him Senate Majority Leader, he not only doesn’t care what they think, he will go out of his way to disrespect them and confound their policy goals.

Lynch, who testified under oath that she would readily carry out policies contrary to the Constitution could have – indeed should have – been stopped by Republicans in the Senate, but she wasn’t.

In fact ten Republicans voted for Lynch, despite a substantial outpouring of conservative opposition from the grassroots of the Republican Party, the conservative blogospere and conservative commentators and opinion writers all of whom argued that Loretta Lynch would be as bad or worse than Eric Holder – heretofore the worst and most political Attorney General in the modern era – and that the Senate was under no obligation to confirm a nominee who said flatly that she would not uphold the Constitution.

The ten Republicans who voted for Lynch are:

Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
Thad Cochran (Miss.)
Susan Collins (Maine)
Mark Kirk (Ill.)
Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
Ron Johnson (Wis.)
Rob Portman (Ohio)

McConnell, who isn’t up for re-election until 2020 is more or less beyond reach through the ballot box for now, and he knows it, but Ayotte, Kirk, Johnson and Portman are all up for re-election in 2016 and the Lynch vote should force conservatives in New Hampshire, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio to ask, “Why vote for Ayotte, Kirk, Johnson or Portman if we get the same policies we would get if a Democrat held the seat?”

The answer is, of course, that conservatives shouldn’t vote for Ayotte, Kirk, Johnson and Portman; they should find a conservative alternative to run in the Republican Primaries in New Hampshire, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio and then scratch the Senate line on their November ballot if Ayotte, Kirk, Johnson and Portman are on the Republican ticket.

And it isn’t just the Lynch vote, although that was the last straw as far as we are concerned.

In the analysis of our friend Matthew Boyle of Breitbart, Democrats still control the U.S. Senate. Election results last November aside says Boyle, an analysis of all the votes taken since Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took over as Majority Leader shows that, with two minor exceptions, every single vote that has passed the U.S. Senate since the beginning of this Congress in January has passed with at least—usually more than—93 percent of support from Democrats.

“While Republicans have done nothing to create jobs and help the middle class, on other topics like passing clean funding for Homeland Security and confirming Loretta Lynch, Senator McConnell has done the right thing by bringing bills and nominations to the floor that Democrats can support,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s spokesman Adam Jentleson told Breitbart News. “Democrats hope this trend will continue.”

Harry Reid’s office should be happy – they are still in charge of the Senate, and the far-left progressive agenda of President Obama is advancing unimpeded by the Senate Republican majority that conservatives worked so hard to elect in 2014.

The Lynch vote demonstrates, conclusively in our mind, that the Republican leadership in the Senate is not merely incompetent, but corrupted and compromised in a way that can only be fixed through the most drastic measures.

It is time for conservatives to understand exactly what Mitch McConnell was telling them by voting for Loretta Lynch and to respond by recruiting principled conservative primary opponents to those who voted for Lynch and if necessary, by refusing to vote for Lynch supporters in the November election.

Share this

Ol' Drop Dead Mitch

Nothing new here. And I’m angry over the logic of Conservative leadership. Never ceases to amaze me how a group of conservative leaders call on their constituents, year after year, to vote for a lesser of two evils with sayings like “we must stick together”, or a vote for so-and so is a vote for Democrats, etc. This line of thinking has gotten liberty minded followers nowhere. Basically, I see the MSM, Democrats and establishment Republicans as a single system under two banners bashing conservatives as their common enemy. We “citizens” deserve better.
George Will said, when trashing Ted Cruz, “politics is a team sport”, in comments during Bret Baiers, All-Star Panel. Meanwhile, spineless Republicans lay awake at night dreaming of ways to play their “gotcha” games while devising ways to dupe us citizens into making themselves appear as innocent angels who are just trying to build a better America. Hogwash. Don’t join the game.
Conservatives are treated as doormats, toyed with and tolerated until the votes are cast. Then it becomes, drop dead. For the like of me, I can’t understand why conservatives keep going down this road sucked up to a party that is going to back-stab and demean them every chance they get. Why does conservative and tea party leadership even allow itself to be classified as “right wing”? Constitution, marriage values, right of life are not left or right issues. So why play that game? Instead, why not turn the tables on their own thinking? An eleven percent (Rasmussen) Congressional approval rating says a lot about politics as a team sport.


We will bide our time and support replacements. In the case of Mitch Mc Connell, It would be worth it to vote for a Democrat if you can't knock him out of the primary.

OUST McConnell

I agree that voting for a Democrat rather then McConnell is exactly the ting to do! At least the Democrat isn't lying to tour face!

Don't stay home, VOTE!

Hopefully we can knock these turncoats out in the primaries, but if we fail to do so, don't just stay home and deny them your vote, hold your nose and vote for the Democrat. As they have shown us, the Republicans figure we have no place else to go and will vote for them even when we know they'll be no better than the Democrat so let's at least teach them that we've learned and help put them on the unemployment line.

GOP ceased to exist today

The GOP has been comatose for most of the last 10 years. Yesterday Mitch McConnell and nine additional democrat moles, pulled the plug on the GOP.
The GOP passed quietly without even a whimper. Welcome to the one party state.
The constitution, also on life support, is not expected to survive, as the fractured state governments are frozen in "fear", that there could be a runaway convention. Once the constitution dies, it'll be to late. Welcome to the 50's era USSR.

The Stupid Party strikes again.

Every time Mitch does something a bit right, he blows it all to ....and along with him, elite DC Rino Pubs, and the BASE is left to wonder just how America is ever going to get well again while Rino's keep voting and acting like: Obama , Reid, Hil, Warren,et al. I just cannot see how this changes unless the GOP revolts against its own leadership. No one now can afford any any lib Dem leadership in Congress or the WH. That is just a recipe for surrender . No lib Dem will ever protect our domestic and international security. None. So Mitch figures he can do what he wants because he and the mods think that they can manipulate Congress for power. The problem: the world keep throwing horrors like depressions, war, the Islamists, the Chi-Coms, Rooskies, Iran, the Norks and the DC Pubs think all this will not overcome us.....It will because nothing says we cannot lose to these miscreants. Obama thinks he can blather our enemies into tolerance and that America deserves punishment anyway. The Rino Pubs think, we can run our power better and forget the principles that make people vote for the GOP in the first place. Yikes.

"Bitch' McConnell

He has proven himself to be one of the "Establishment" many times and for many years. He is the very definition of RINO and a wonderful example of why the US Congress has gone to HE11.
There were two surprises on this list - McCain wasn't on it.

I thought Ms Ayote would have done the right thing.

The rest were predictable, especially Lindsey Graham, who is a closet Democrat.



Extremely disappointed!!!

Sen. McConnell et al,

I can not believe you guys don't see through your votes! There is still such a thing as "recall" options...

Are you listening conservatives?