Bunning Saga Gets Weirder and Weirder
Jim Bunning is in an increasingly nasty fight with the Senate Republican leadership over his 2010 re-election campaign. While NRSC Chair John Cornyn and GOP Leader Mitch McConnell would be happy if he steps aside, they will not publicly acknowledge it. For his part, Bunning has said that he will seek re-election next year. But many wonder if the incumbent can win. He has raised | Read More »
McConnell on GTMO
Brian covered a lot of what Mitch McConnell said here at CPC in an earlier post, but there was one very commendable thing he said. He took on the administration’s policy related to GTMO. Hopefully this signals a fight. “Conservatives also believe that the government has no more solemn duty than to protect the people who established it. And on this last point, let’s be | Read More »
McConnell: Arlen Will be a Good Soldier
I’m here at CPAC, where I’ve had the opportunity to meet briefly with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell to talk over current issues. After a strong speech (which you might ultimately be able to find here), McConnell addressed questions from several bloggers. To me, the most notable answer from McConnell came in response to a question from Fausta – when she asked his thoughts on | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Gets It Right
The Hill reports Mitch McConnell said two things worth commending him on: “When our good friends on the other side of the aisle say raising taxes on the wealthy, they really mean small businesses,” McConnell said on CNN’s “Late Edition. and “I think nationalizing the banks is an absolutely wrong thing to do.” Good for him. While I’ve got serious disagreements with some of things | Read More »
DC Voting, Fairness Doctrine and Race-Based Government: Will Mitch McConnell Fight or Play Games?
In the coming weeks and months, Democrats will unleash a volley of attacks on the Constitution of the United States and our nation’s founding principles. This, of course, we expect… and it starts next week. The question, however, is whether Republicans – particularly Mitch McConnell and Senate Republican leadership – have the will to stand up and defend the Constitution without bowing to Democrat bluster | Read More »
McConnell Folds on Stimulus
Fox News is reporting Senator Mitch McConnell late this afternoon insisted that Republican senators let porkulus go to a vote on the Senate floor without a fight. McConnell apparently reasoned that obstructing the vote would make the GOP look bad and it would be better for the plan to pass and fail than be stopped cold by the GOP. Of course, there would be no | Read More »
To The Honorable Mitch McConnell, (R), KY
I have just sent the following letter to the most honorable Mitch McConnell. I have never said any correspondence what I write and convey in this letter. Anyone who knows me I believe will be very surprised. Dear Senator McConnell, Since I was 7 years old and walking precincts with my grandfather I have supported and fought for Republicans ever since. Over the 51 years | Read More »
From the Who is McConnell Kidding? Dept.
Himself maybe? After being backstabbed by “one of their own” in Tennessee, now the GOP is to believe they can trust a Democrat, Governor John Lynch, to “Do the honorable thing” and appoint a Republican or Independent to replace Senator Judd Gregg in New Hampshire if he takes the Obama gig as secretary of commerce? Rather than do what might further his own career by | Read More »
According to my Amazon tracking account, 111 balls were sent to Mitch McConnell yesterday. Have you sent yours? Let it serve as a reminder to the Senate Republican Conference as a whole that they must stick up for their voters like the House and oppose the Obama Spending Plan. And remind them that their own plan for mortgage forgiveness sucks. Send Mitch some balls today.
Mitch McConnell Needs Our Help
Last night the House GOP stood together, moderates and conservatives, and opposed Barack Obama’s socialist stimulus scheme. Today, Mitch McConnell is going to address the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting. According to Roll Call, in his speech McConnell intends to outline a “post partisan path” to leadership that “could also provide a rallying cry for old-line Republicans to reassert their authority within the party” — | Read More »
Instead of Finding His Testicles, Mitch McConnell Loads Up on Estrogen
Senator Lisa Murkowski is a massive proponent of the Bridge to Nowhere. She is pro-choice. She supports embryonic stem cell research. She refused to support the nuclear option to end judicial filibusters. She supports SCHIP funding. She is in favor of government funding of groups who provide abortions. [UPDATE: She just voted with the Democrats to get rid of the Mexico City Policy that Ronald | Read More »
Rush Limbaugh, Barack Obama, and Mitch McConnell
I have previous posited that Mitch McConnell, hero to so many on the right, has infected the GOP with a nasty cancer of defeatism. If you listen to someone like Lincoln Chafee, it’s all part of the plan to hold the caucus together. “He’s a good mathematician and he’s going to be counting votes – especially if Obama will be wading in,” Chafee said. “And | Read More »
A Mitch-erable Failure
On Thursday night and Friday morning, I made the case that Mitch McConnell is a cancer on the Senate Republican caucus. By Friday afternoon, I was called and informed that McConnell had decided, in fact, to take a lead and try to get Republicans to all protest Reid’s Sunday vote by not showing up. Sunday came and, in fact, a majority of the GOP not | Read More »
Rebutting Erickson, Somewhat
The United States Senate is a tricky tricky thing, and a Senate leader has a very difficult task – no matter the party, no matter the party’s status as a majority or a minority. That’s why conservative commentators need to be very careful before blasting off kneejerk reactions to daily statements made by the Senators. Today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is in a hell of | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Pays Attention. Engages For Us. Please call and tell him thank you.
I never like being mean to guys on our side. So I’m glad I can now, this afternoon, write in praise of MItch McConnell. Senate sources tell me McConnell is paying attention and is now running a back channel action to disrupt Reid on Sunday. Basically, McConnell has gone from not being in the Senate on Sunday to encouraging other Republicans to skip out too, | Read More »