Friday, November 08, 2013

Mitch McConnell: still clueless after all these years.

Mitch, I've got to tell you: your efforts to undermine the last chance we had to put a stop to the Obamacare idiocy really doesn't go all that far to pump up your credibility with me.

You whining about the Tea Party isn't going to get it done.  You should find common ground, and focus on that, instead of alienating a critical element of GOP success.

Ultimately, you are both your own worst enemy... and ours... in so many ways.

So, you don't mind awfully if I refuse to go along with your ever-leftist nonsense, do you?

Thanks.  You're a pal.

Mitch McConnell draws a line in the sand for the Tea Party

posted at 8:41 am on November 8, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Up until now, the war between the Tea Party and the “establishment GOP” (however you define that) has been kind of one sided. Responses from the old guard have tended to run along the lines of, “we’re all fighting for the same goals, we just don’t agree on the tactics” or, more simply, “can’t we all just get along?” But this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sat down with Peggy Noonan for a WSJ interview which is bound to have some tongues wagging. In it, he’s essentially taken off the gloves, and said what most of the media mavens have been repeating for months now.
“The most important election yesterday wasn’t the governor of New Jersey and it wasn’t the governor of Virginia, it was the special election for Congress in South Alabama, where a candidate who said the shutdown was a great idea, the president was born in Kenya, and that he opposed Speaker Boehner came in second.” The victory of a more electable Republican, is significant, Mr. McConnell says. To govern, parties must win. To win, parties must “run candidates that don’t scare the general public, [and] convey the impression that we could actually be responsible for governing, you can trust us—we’re adults here, we’re grown-ups.”
The tea party, he says, consists of “people who are angry and upset at government—and I agree with them.” But “I think, honestly, many of them have been misled. . . . They’ve been told the reason we can’t get to better outcomes than we’ve gotten is not because the Democrats control the Senate and the White House but because Republicans have been insufficiently feisty. Well, that’s just not true, and I think that the folks that I have difficulty with are the leaders of some of these groups who basically mislead them for profit. . . . They raise money . . . take their cut and spend it” on political action that hurts Republicans.
He also didn’t shy away from taking on the Senate Conservatives Fund.


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