Mitch McConnell

McConnell's Line in Sand for TeaParty

Jazz Shaw, HotAir

Is McConnell somehow “giving permission” for others – from Graham to Enzi – to start putting up wanted posters of Tea Party upstarts with targets on their faces? If so, Reagan’s 11th commandment is truly out the window for both sides.

McConnell Declares War on Conservs.

Jonathan Strong, National Review Online

McConnell has warned aides that those who defect to opponent Bevins camp will get "the death penalty." He's also behind the NRSC's blacklisting of a GOP ad firm, Jamestown Associates, for working with the Senate Conservative Fund, which is helping Bevin. 

McConnell Adopts Anti-Limbaugh Ploy

Erick Erickson, Red State

The controversy over Mitch McConnell's blackmail tactics against conservative grassroots grows. Is Karl Rove behind this as well?

McConnell: Ready to Fight GOP Base

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

If McConnell is willing to telegraph the message that he is so committed to avoiding brinkmanship – to the extent that he is willing to fight his own party – why would Obama ever have an incentive to negotiate on anything?

No More 'Go Along to Get Along'

Matt Purple, American Spectator

After the ill-fated gov't shutdown, it’s tempting to think that the GOP should stay quiet. While R's need to be tactically smarter, they shouldn’t fool themselves into thinking they can get anything done through back slaps. You can’t compromise when the other party is intractable.

Viguerie: “Primary Every Single One of These Big-Government Republicans”

In an exclusive interview with NewsMax, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie provided conservatives with a brief roadmap of how to end ObamaCare and obtain the real spending reform that recently eluded them in the insider deal to end the recent government “slimdown.

Is Mitch McConnell Washington’s #1 Corrupt Bastard?

The one establishment Republican politician who arguably came out better than anyone else in the deal to end the stand-off over defunding ObamaCare and imposing real spending reform on the federal government was the Senate’s Republican Minority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Conservs. Back McConnell Rival

Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call

Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, announced that it will support Matt Bevin’s primary battle against Mitch McConnell and Miss. state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s primary challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran.

Estab. R's Blame Cruz on Shutdown

Tim Devaney, Washington Times

McConnell and Graham agreed that R's should've learned from the failed 1995 shutdown and that there are better ways to defund Obamacare than a shutdown. Cruz said the strategy would've worked if GOP senators had stood united with House R's.

McConnell's Promises

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.

Establishment GOP Surrender Grows the Conservative Movement

Those Republicans who were on the surrender side of the ObamaCare battle are done as national leaders. And here’s the first evidence of the truth of our analysis – no one in the surrender caucus is heading for Iowa or New Hampshire today to tout their success in bringing the battle to a close.

Named and Shamed: The Senate Republicans Who Sold-out

Please check this list of Senate sellouts to see if either or both of your Senators are on the list and start thinking about who might successfully challenge the sellouts in the upcoming Republican primary election.

Named and Shamed: The House Republicans Who Caved

Please check this list of House sellouts to see if your Representative is on the list and start thinking about replacing these sellouts with principled limited government constitutional conservatives in the upcoming Republican primary election.

Defunding ObamaCare is Just One Battle in a 101-Year War for the Soul of the GOP

Conservatives now know there’s a war going on, and they know who the enemy is; the inside elite of the Republican Party in Washington and their own state capitals. That is good news.

Boehner to Allow Squishy Deal

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Boehner will allow a vote on an emerging Sen. proposal to open government and lift the debt ceiling without amendments and have it pass with Dem votes. Boehner may not be Speaker in '14.

TeaParty Fumes, Fiscal Fight Persists

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservative Movement leaders feel conservatives had momentum in the negotiations with Obama’s admin. and could've demanded serious concessions on OCare and spending until estab. R's stepped in to undercut them.

Stopping OCare:It's About Limiting Bad Gov't

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Who cares about a few billion in random discretionary cuts that will not fundamentally affect the average American if we are prepared to surrender on the most consequential (yet unpopular) law? What is better for Repubs: a rallying cry of “keep the sequester” or “save people from losing their health insurance?”

Senate GOP Establishment Drops Its Guns and Runs

Call your Senators NOW (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and tell them reject any deal that keeps ObamaCare subsidies for Congress, gives Big Labor a pass on ObamaCare and increases spending by doing away with the sequestration.

Debt Deal=Republican Surrender

Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner

"Now Mitch McConnell is working with Harry Reid on a plan to fund Obamacare and raise the debt limit," SCF exec. dir. Matt Hoskins said. "Not only will his plan force Americans to pay for a law they oppose, it will force them borrow more money to do it."

McConnell: Time for Dems to Say Yes

Newsmax Staff

Harry Reid says that voters want Congress to compromise, but Dems continue to reject offers, the latest of which came from a bipartisan group. It would've re-opened the gov't and funded it for six month while raising the debt limit through Jan. 31.