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We Explain Why Mitch McConnell Will Betray Conservatives And Actually Help Obama Fund Planned Parenthood

Senator Ted Cruz made a powerful case against the Republican Party’s Capitol Hill “leadership” in an op-ed in yesterday’s POLITICO, “President 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.” 

Mitch McConnellBefore you say, “What’s the big deal we conservatives have been saying that for years,” that’s not the key point to which we wish to draw your attention, although it is a good one. 

The observation that we found powerful – and completely ignored by the establishment media – was Ted Cruz’s point about who would actually be responsible for the shutdown if Republicans pass a Continuing Resolution that defunded Planned Parenthood and Obama vetoed it. 

It wouldn’t be Republicans, it would be Obama. 

As Senator Cruz outlined in a proposed strategy to beat President Obama and defund Planned Parenthood, “On the upcoming continuing resolution, we should fund the entire federal government, but we should decline to fund Planned Parenthood… “ 

Cruz went on to explain that many establishment Republicans fear we could never win this fight. The premise of that belief is that Obama will never, ever give in, so it must be Republicans who ultimately surrender.  

But, if we cannot win on these issues, with the facts overwhelmingly in our favor, then what possibly can we win?  

Nothing? Ever? Asked Senator Cruz. 

Pro-life conservatives can win said Senator Cruz if we take the case to the American people. Show the Planned Parenthood videos. Stand united. 

If Obama follows through on his threat to veto funding for the federal government, Senator Cruz said Republicans should force him to defend that radical position. After all, Planned Parenthood is a private organization, not even part of the government.  

And that, suggested Cruz, is worth repeating, over and over and over again. 

Republicans can win if they explain that President Obama’s position is, if Congress doesn’t give a half-billion dollars to a politically-favored private organization currently under criminal investigation, then he, not Republicans, will shut down the entire government.  

And if Obama forces a shutdown, it’s worth remembering that during the last government slowdown, operations associated with roughly 80 percent of government spending continued, including pay for military personnel, national security, Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries and everything else federal law deems “essential.” 

And Ted Cruz is right – if the Republican “leadership” actually tried to win, they would vote on one bill after another that funded specific programs of the federal government, while defunding Planned Parenthood in the same bill.  

Fund it all, and let Democrats explain why they are filibustering funding for vital services in order to give $500 million to a private organization that is under criminal investigation. 

So why wouldn’t the Republican “leadership” fight to defund Planned Parenthood, as Senator Cruz suggested? 

Our explanation is pretty simple:  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while talking a good game to pro-life conservatives for the thirty years he’s been in the Senate, isn’t really pro-life at all. 

Or, as Ken Cuccinelli, President of Senate Conservatives Action put it, McConnell wants you to think he's surrendering because his hands are tied, but it's really because he supports funding for the abortion industry – and he always has. 

Here are the facts about his pro-abortion record that Mitch McConnell doesn't want you to know: 

(1) In 1992, McConnell voted to allow taxpayer-funded research using body parts from aborted babies.

This policy, which was vetoed by President George H. W. Bush but later signed into law by President Bill Clinton, had the effect of making abortion even more profitable for Planned Parenthood.

(2) Also in 1992, McConnell voted to overturn the so-called "Reagan Rule" that prohibited Planned Parenthood from using taxpayer dollars for pro-abortion counseling.

McConnell's vote in that case was to override President Bush's veto, but the House sustained it. Then, in 1993, President Clinton overturned the "Reagan Rule" by Executive Order on the first day of his administration. 

(3) In 1997, McConnell again voted against a targeted ban on federal funding for research on body parts from abortions.

That time, McConnell was one of 14 liberal Republicans who voted to allow taxpayer-funded research on body parts from abortions. 

In the those three examples, McConnell crossed the then-current Republican president and many of his Republican colleagues in the Senate to open the door for taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and for research on body parts from aborted babies.

(4) McConnell has voted for at least 15 bills that provided funding for Planned Parenthood dating back to 1998

This is important because it shows how long Senator McConnell has tolerated this funding and refused to do anything meaningful to stop it. 

Senator McConnell says defunding Planned Parenthood has to wait until Republicans control the White House, but at least six of his past votes to fund it were when Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and White House.  

Here's the bottom line said Cuccinelli: Senator McConnell isn't 100% pro-life. He has repeatedly voted to force American taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood, its pro-abortion counseling, and research on the babies it aborts. 

If you've seen the chilling undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials and wonder how this could happen, Senator McConnell's support for these policies has a lot to do with it, and that’s why he is going to help Obama and ignore Ted Cruz’s realistic plan to beat Obama and defund Planned Parenthood.

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Senate Majority Leader

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the useful idiots in Kentucky who elected this weasel to the Senate.

I have been posting for several months

that ALL leadership positions in both houses of Congress should be vacated so that new individuals can step up to the plate and LEAD! The sorry situation we are currently experiencing will not change if only the top two go away.

As I have said many many times...these two men should have the intestinal fortitude to step down...or FACE THE MUSIC and go against the administration, regardless of what secrets they have on them.

We NEED new leadership...and I urge all Republican members of Congress to vote for STRONG CONSERVATIVE LEADERS. Nothing short of that strength of character will put a stop to the 'total transformation' of our once great country.

Since McConnell has demonstrated over and over again that he does not have the ability to lead, he should follow Boehner and STEP DOWN! NOW!

Rebuild the foundation

Whether you are constructing a building or an organization, you have to have a good strong foundation. In the case of the Republican Party and their platform, the foundation has been eroded and plagued by decay. Best examples of this are Boehner, who thankfully is leaving - but not soon enough - and McConnell who, unfortunately show no signs of leaving. If the party doesn't right-side itself, and soon, they will eventually find themselves confronted by a 3rd party that actually does represent the people. It undoubtedly will not occur overnight, but will indeed happen. As the Republican Party continues to refuse to face the reality of what their constituents actually want and feel is in the best interest of this great nation (and it is still a great nation in spite of Obama's best efforts.), they will experience a drift of those constituents away from them and towards the new party. I'm not advocating the formation of a new party, just predicting what is going to happen. They could, of course avoiding all of this by cleaning house and going back to original form. This would mean kicking out a whole lot of cronies and lobbyist, which would certainly hit a lot of them in their wallets and purses, but the nation would be a lot better off.

RINO

McConnell is a RINO always has been, he serves special interest, ignores the party platform, lies like a cult islam for convenience and collects money from the PRC and yet he is the Senate leader.....what frigging joke...

McConnell

The Establishment runs the country. A snake with two heads, Republican on the right, Democratic on the left, but both are part of the same snake. They collect their spiffs from the lobbyists and have NO INTENTION of ever letting the voters and/or taxpayers realize that they do not care about anything but re-election.
President Lincoln's vision of government of, by, and for the people has certainly vanished from America, if not the earth.

Washington seeks to destroy those outside the 'ruling elite' such as Cruz, Trump, Fiorina, or Carson. If they were to gain a measure of control, they might upset the applecart!

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is absolutely right. This is why I support him for President. He has the courage to stand up to his fellow Senators even if it makes his life tougher.

That's why Cruz should challenge McConnell for Majority Leader

... and not run for president.

Cruz may keep challenging McConnell ... but he'll lose every time.

Why?

Because McConnell knows Cruz is no threat; Cruz is busy off running for president, which means his so-called "challenges" to McConnell amount to no more than attention-grabbers for his presidential campaign. McConnell is still allowed to RUN ROUGHSHOD over the wishes of the American people.

Only if Cruz was challenging McConnell AS A MEANS TO BECOME MAJORITY LEADER, in other words, as an actual threat to McConnell's power, would McConnell take him seriously ... and Cruz's threats amount to anything more than attention-getters.

I may sound like a broken record but ...

Thanks again for exposing McConnell.

But as I typed in a lengthy comment yesterday on your story about Schlafly and Cruz fighting McConnell on Planned Parenthood, Cruz would serve his country SO MUCH BETTER by taking out the cancer that is McConnell than by running a probably futile campaign for president.

There are a few other well-qualified leading candidates who could serve as president who could REALLY use Cruz's help as Senate Majority or even Minority (because of misguided runs of freshman senators Cruz, Paul, and Rubio AND mismanagement of the evil McConnell, Repubs may lose the Senate) Leader.

If you ever have Cruz's ear, please put this bee in it: Serve your country, Ted. Run for Senate Majority Leader!

Thanks.

I totally agree that having

I totally agree that having Cruz as the Senate Majority Leader would be a vast improvement. The only problem is the 'Ruling Elite' wants a goalong to getalong leader. They don't want to change the system, they like it like it is. To heck with the people. They pass the laws they and their masters want, then explain to us how much it helps us in the long run.