Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell is running for reelection and I can only hope he loses his primary fight with Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin. This is a long shot as McConnell has the election experience, the war chest and boots on the ground.
The erstwhile Senator also has something else – a nasty streak and anyone who gets in his way will get run over, at least twice. He’s known to say:
“If someone flicks a pebble at you, you hurl a boulder back at him.”
That statement may be mild. National Review is reporting that any Republicans, particularly those from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), will receive the “death penalty” and their GOP ad firm, Jamestown Associates has been blacklisted for working with their fund. A former aide who has seen team McConnell up front says it’s beyond very personal.
“These are not guys to be trifled with. They are burn it down, piss on it, then blow it up kind of guys.”
McConnell’s former chief of staff Josh Holmes offers a startling analogy concerning the Senate Conservative Fund (SCF).
“The SCF has been wandering around the country destroying the Republican Party like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into. The difference this cycle is that they strolled into Mitch McConnell’s bar, and he doesn’t throw you out, he locks the door.”
McConnell is now battling his Democrat opponent Bevin and claims his election is about the survival of the Republican Party. Really? I think guys like McConnell and his cast of RINOs throughout Congress are about the total, unequivocal destruction of Conservative values within the GOP and anything connected with a Tea Party organization which the GOP establishment fears and loathes.
The Senate minority leader can hardly run on his record as Harry Reid and Democrats get anything they want so he needs to resort to tactics that are vicious, attacking his opponents through a dirty campaign. Oh and he’ll invoke the word Conservative frequently as do liars like John McCain and Lindsey Graham have done. These cowards are nothing close to Conservative, they are establishment hacks attempting to preserve their careers in the good ol’ boys club within the GOP.
Team McConnell is leaving no stone unturned in their scorched earth policy to seek and destroy anything in the way. One question would be about the intimidation work going on and how did they get to Rand Paul who has endorsed McConnell? This seems odd for a guy who won election without the backing of McConnell who endorsed Paul’s primary opponent. Former Conservative Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) was quietly attacked by McConnell, his funds dried up but Paul intervened and ran for that seat.
Rand Paul proved the McConnell machine could be beat but why did he decide to take the very early step to endorse the erstwhile Senate Minority “Leader” in the 2014 election cycle? Was he being intimidated from within? Promised certain things? Notice how Paul was relatively quiet during the shutdown fiasco. Jesse Benton, Paul’s former campaign manager, is a top McConnell soldier now, how did that occur?
When Benton told Rand Paul he was considering taking the job, Paul barely hesitated. “Oh, you got to take it,” Paul told Benton in a phone call, according to Benton. “If they’re interested in you and you think it’s the right fit for you, you got to take it . . . It’s good for you and it’s good for me.’” I get it, it’s all about me, my career, forget the principles I got elected on, I’m in the club now I have to play along to get along.
It takes some guts to survive in DC and if you’re a freshman Conservative you will first be appeased, then questioned and if you don’t cooperate relentlessly attacked. It’s the establishments way and why America has $17 trillion in debt, runaway spending and Republicans quietly working behind the scenes to obtain amnesty for lawbreakers.
We’ve seen John McCain openly attack Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul. When a rabid animal is cornered they fight to the death. In this case establishment Republicans fight to avoid their political death, the loss of power and the comfort of their club paid for by American taxpayers.
Some will point out that McConnell receives a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union. Forget that, I no longer rely on those numbers from an organization who has lost it’s way and should change it’s name and remove “Conservative.” A look at the Heritage Scorecard will show McConnell at 80%, 20 points lower than ACU. Why is that? Worse yet the Senate Republican average is at 67%. An indication that Mitch McConnell is no leader and must be stopped.
Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.
Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for Barack Obama.
I’ve been in plenty of discussions with so-called Libertarians and they are generally clueless individuals who really don’t know what they stand for. These people are ADDH if anything. You’ll find some who can tell you how important the Constitution is but then want legalized marijuana, but I think they’re using Meth. I could care less what you smoke but if you believe in the Constitution quit voting to put Democrats in office.
You can be socially tolerant and fiscally responsible but not if you vote and help the Democrat Marxists. Ross Perot helped prove that and Ron Paul wasn’t far behind. In Virginia you got in bed with Democrats and RINOs.
In this case Libertarian Booster PAC aids and abets Obama directly. How is that working for you?
The Virginia governor’s race is over and Democrat Terry McAuliffe won by a very narrow margin despite having a 25:1 spending margin until the last week which was reduced to 10:1 after Republican and Tea Party candidate Ken Cuccinelli spent his limited war chest on advertising. And the Clinton’s and Obama came out to campaign for their pal Terry.
What is glaring, however, is the list of so-called Republicans who endorsed McAuliffe. It’s staggering and puts new meaning to the acronym RINO – Republican in Name Only.
Boyd Marcus, the chief of staff for Cantor until 2003 – joined the McAuliffe campaign.
“I was looking at the candidates, and I saw Terry McAuliffe as the guy who will work with everybody to get things done.”
Dwight Scharm, former Republican National Committee finance chairman.
“As a Republican and especially as a Virginia businessman, I am supporting Terry McAuliffe for Governor,” posted on McAuliffe’s website.
Judy Ford Wason, a GOP strategist who worked for outgoing Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
“I believe that as Governor Terry will work to ensure that Virginia is a leader in the global economy and that our citizens and communities prosper.”
Former Virginia Sen. John Chichester, once the GOP president pro tempore of the Virginia Senate, former state GOP Sen. Russ Potts, former Virginia GOP delegates Vince Callahan, Katherine Waddell and Jim Dillard all issued statements delivered by the McAuliffe campaign.
Mark Levin wrote:
“Many in the GOP establishment, from major fundraisers and consultants, to GOP officeholders such as the GOP Lt. Gov and mayor of Virginia Beach, have either trashed Attorney General Ken Cuccinnelli or endorsed McAuliffe outright. The GOP national machine has done next to nothing for Cuccinnelli.”
While Mr. Cuccinelli’s campaign was tight on money and in need of help key establishment Republicans, including RNC chairman Reince Priebus, were in New Jersey backing Chris Christie who’s reelection was never in question. Along with Eric Cantor, these RINOs are all for immigration reform which includes amnesty for lawbreakers.
This is a perfect example how the Republican establishment wishes to crush anything connected to the Tea Party organizations in their effort to keep power in the GOP for establishment candidates who are interested in keeping and expanding power and remaining in office permanently.
It has nothing to do with the US Constitution. In this manner, working for the other side is working for Barack Obama and potentially the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. RINOs or TRAITORS?