McConnell playbook: When victory is certain, surrender!
Current polling numbers show that Obama is looking a little more like the anti-christ than the messiah these days. In a new Quinnipiac University poll, the President’s approval rating is at its lowest point in Quinnipiac polling history–nationally or in any state–at 34%. This puts him within striking distance of the second-term average of 34.4% of Richard Nixon, which was reported by Gallup at the | Read More »
Senate Republicans Can Retaliate. Will They?
Who can blame Harry Reid for pulling the nuclear option, eliminating the filibuster on judicial nominees? He has punched Senate Republicans in the face all year and they have failed to respond. In fact, Senate Republicans have turned around and fought their fellow Republicans in the House, jamming them with bad legislation which they helped Harry Reid pass out of the Senate. Throughout the past | Read More »
A Second Chance for Republicans
Now that the entire country sees the ten-alarm fire that has set our healthcare system ablaze, Democrats feel compelled to do something. Their Mr. Fix It plans are akin to an arsonist posing for a photo op with a 2-liter pitcher of water to put out the wildfire. Will Republicans continue to pose with them in the photo op or will they kick them aside | Read More »
Mitch McConnell as the Prince of Illegal Immigration
Last week, in one of the most bizarre columns he’s ever written, George Will inadvertently blew Mitch McConnell’s cover as the prince of amnesty. As Democrats languish from the negative consequences of the Obamacare rollout, and amnesty legislation is left for dead, George Will is looking for a way to revive “comprehensive immigration reform.” Comparing Mitch McConnell to Henry Clay, the ultimate compromiser, Will suggests | Read More »
Snakes and Warriors
One of the more recent bromides emanating from the establishment is that the old bull politicians are just as conservative as the grassroots, but unlike our guys they actually“want to win elections.” Never mind that they are putting all their resources into Mitch McConnell, the only man who is losing a 23-point Romney state. They say that our candidates are unelectable. But if we’d only | Read More »
A Question for Mitch McConnell: Will Any Reporter Ask It?
Mitch McConnell and his merry band of lobbyists have a clever little line attacking the Senate Conservatives Fund. They claim the Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) has gotten more Democrats elected than the Democratic National Committee.It’s their favorite attack these days, now that attacking SCF for raising money has proved fruitless given that this particular attack is being made by dandified lobbyists and other hangers on.But | Read More »
ENDA, Pathetic Amendments, and the End of the Fight for Religious Liberty
[Update: Even after Democrats rejected Senator Toomey's milquetoast amendment, he still voted for the bill. He was joined by 9 other undocumented Democrats - Ayotte, Collins, Flake, Hatch, Heller, Kirk, McCain, Murkowski. We are at the point in the U.S. Senate where Democrats can count on GOP support for odious legislation so long as they are offered a mere vote on their phony amendment.] If | Read More »
NRSC to Target Mitch McConnell
The NRSC announced today that it will be spending money to defeat Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky primary. Well, at least that is the implication of their statement, according to Politico: Burned by intraparty warfare the last two election cycles, the Senate Republican campaign committee may take a heavier hand in contested primaries next year to push their preferred candidates across the finish line, a | Read More »
ENDA, Moral Bankruptcy, and Failed Senate Leadership
Over the past few years of defacto Democrat supermajority control of the Senate, we have pointed out that legislative battles are won or lost long before the vote is cast. When Democrats stay unified on an issue and relentlessly pick off Republican votes for radical initiatives as GOP leaders remain silent, they will win every time. Hence, that is why we need a voice, not | Read More »
Would Alabama’s Byrne or Young have caved on Obamacare shutdown?
Tomorrow, Republicans in Alabama will choose a conservative to replace a conservative in Congress, but will their choice drive with the GOP establishment or “Cruz” with tea partiers? Yes, we know that Tuesday’s election is merely the GOP’s primary runoff between Bradley Byrne and Dean Young, the winner of which will most likely face a yet-to-be-chosen Democrat in the December 17 special election to replace | Read More »
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Mitch McConnell Embraces the Anti-Rush Limbaugh Playbook
For the last year, the left has engaged in an organized campaign to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air. Knowing they cannot go after Rush Limbaugh directly, the left has launched repeated boycotts against any advertisers who dare advertise while Rush Limbaugh is on. Consequently, some advertisers decided to stop advertising at all on political talk radio, depriving the genre as a whole of resources. | Read More »
Will Pedophiles be Covered Under Senate “ENDA” Bill?
While it’s possible to recover from fiscal bankruptcy, we will never recover from the moral bankruptcy in Washington. We will never build a free and prosperous country built upon the ruins of the civil society. But this week in Washington, Harry Reid’s Senate will spend the entire week using the power of government to infringe upon our liberty and destroy the civil society. As we | Read More »
Orrin Hatch Enshrined In The G.O.P. Hall Of Shame
Senator Orrin Hatch receives the news that he has been inducted to the G.O.P. Hall of Shame Ever since the T.E.A. Party helped Republicans take back the House of Representatives in 2010—along with gaining a few seats in the Senate—Republican “leaders” in both houses of Congress, in classic “cutting off the nose to spite the face” behavior, have targeted them for | Read More »
Mitch McConnell in his Own Words
Watch carefully with the understanding that this is the most powerful, well-connected Republican in Washington, and you will see why we are losing. Enough said. Open thread Tuesday.
Mitch McConnell Ready to Fight GOP Base
Everything you ever thought about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrong. He really is a fighter after all. At a recent fundraiser with 300 K street donors, as reported by Politico, Mitch McConnell was in a combative mood. According to one attendee, he was “in fighting mode.” No, he was not in a fighting mode against Obama and the Democrats. As he spoke at | Read More »