Right-wing clowns launch Dump McConnell website
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Jul 29, 2013
Right-wing clowns launch Dump McConnell website because apparently Mitch isn't crazy enough for them
Matt Bevin, the Kentucky conservative mounting a tea party challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is winning some praise from Kentucky politicos, though they remain skeptical of his prospects. That skepticism may wane if he keeps on picking up support at the rate that he is so far, the latest example being the endorsement of The Madison Project, a national conservative group headed by former GOP Rep. Jim Ryun which has just launched a website at dumpmcconnell.com .
However the horserace plays out, the most striking thing about this civil war is just how lame both sides are. On the one hand, Mitch McConnell is effectively conceding that nobody likes him by refusing to run on his record, deciding to instead run a negative campaign against Bevin, who is a political newcomer and virtual unknown. Meanwhile, Bevin and his allies are revealing themselves to be utter clowns by accusing McConnell of being a secret ally of liberal Democrats and President Obama. Take the aforementioned Madison Project's assessment of McConnell:
The Madison Project blasted McConnell’s record in the GOP leadership, including his role in negotiating a deal to raise the national debt limit in 2011 and his handling of the immigration debate.
“Sen. McConnell quietly encouraged Sen.[Marco] Rubio [R-Fla.] to join the Gang of Eight to ensure that the amnesty bill would pass, albeit without his public support,” the group wrote.“Despite the fact that this was the most onerous bill to come to the floor since ObamaCare and despite his status as GOP leader, Sen. McConnell failed to deliver a single floor speech against the bill.”
It faulted him for agreeing to let seven of President Obama’s most controversial nominees proceed to final up-or-down votes earlier this month.
It also accused him of maneuvering to keep Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) out of the GOP leadership and former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) off the powerful Finance Committee.
Think about that. According to these guys, McConnell is a liberal because he managed to hold the debt limit hostage in exchange not just for 10 years of spending caps but also for sequestration, leading to the lowest federal spending level in a half-century, and he did it without raising taxes. I'm no fan of Mitch, but given that the GOP was running a bluff on the debt limit, that was a hell of a thing to accomplish. And certainly it was not progressive in any way shape or form.
Then, on the notion that McConnell failed to block immigration reform because he didn't give any speeches about it? Aside from the fact that 32 of the 45 Republicans in the Senate voted no, McConnell among them, McConnell did in fact speak on the floor against the bill ... yet it still failed.
Follow below the fold for more of their utter inanity.
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