McConnell: Conservative Dissatisfaction is “Not Relevant”
This afternoon Senator John Cornyn told the Huffington Post that he was not in favor of repeal, just nibbling at the edges of Obamacare. He later released a clarifying statement saying he did want to repeal the bill and replace it with something “bipartisan.”Yeah, just like the Democrats wanted.Then Sen. Mitch McConnell went on John King USA and told John King that conservative dissatisfaction with the Republican leadership was “not relevant” because in November they’d vote for the GOP.
KING: [A]mong those who describe themselves as conservatives, only 40 percent approve of the job you’re doing and 58 percent of conservatives, the base of your party, Senator McConnell, disapprove of how the Republican leaders in Congress are doing their job. Why is that? MCCONNELL: Well you know it’s an interesting question to ask. But it’s not relevant to what will happen in November.
And you know what? Ignoring the dodge, McConnell is right. They will vote for the GOP. Third parties cannot win and will ensure the Democrats win.But here’s the thing on both counts: conservative dissatisfaction is very relevant in the primaries.We can send an army of conservatives to the Senate who will push back against John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell. We can send solid conservatives who will side with people like Jim DeMint.And taking back our party begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. Utah time as Republicans go to their caucuses to throw Bob Bennett out of the Senate.Here’s the list. Let’s fight and win. Make Mitch McConnell understand just how relevant we are:
Mike Lee (UT)
If you live in Utah, show up tonight at your local caucus, become a delegate to the State Convention, and cast your vote for Mike Lee. Remember, Bob Bennett’s alternative health care plan is just as bad as Obamacare, complete with individual mandates, federal funding of abortion, etc.
Rand Paul (KY)
Marlin Stutzman (IN)
Pat Toomey (PA)
Chuck DeVore (CA)
Danny Tarkanian (NV)
Ken Buck (CO)
Marco Rubio (FL)