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The McConnell Defenders

It never ceases to amaze me that so many self-described conservatives will defend Mitch McConnell and the GOP Senate Leaders to the hilt when it comes to their treatment of Senate conservatives.Last night, I noted that Mitch McConnell had snubbed Jim DeMint by putting Richard Burr in the Finance Committee.”But wait,” whined the alleged conservative defenders of McConnell. “Richard Burr had seniority.”Well yes, which I noted. Except for more than a month Richard Burr said he was not interested in the slot and, in fact, had to be persuaded by Mitch McConnell to change his mind.Nonetheless, the alleged conservatives say, “Pooh-pooh, he had seniority so there it is.”Well, for those who use the seniority argument as a blanket #WINNING argument, please explain why Kelly Ayotte is on the Budget Committee and not Rand Paul?Rand Paul wanted to be on the Budget Committee. And he has seniority over Kelly Ayotte under the Senate’s rules. But McConnell passed him over and gave it to Ayotte instead.This, of course, isn’t a dig at Ayotte. Just pointing out that for those who are hiding behind the “seniority” argument, you are full of b.s.

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