Monday, March 10, 2014

Establishment Republicans Versus Tea Party

Senator Mitch McConnell, (R), Kentucky, said the other day about the conservative insurgents attempting to unseat a trio of Washington incumbents "I think we are going to crush them everywhere. I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

Really, Senator? Is that logical thinking or is that a simple, desperate hope? Might I remind you of the 2010 midterms, when conservatives and Republicans in general were really angry about the deteriorating situation in Washington? Do you think we're happier about things now?

McConnell went on.

“I know this: Politics doesn’t like losers,” McConnell said. “If you don’t have anything to point to, it is kind of hard to keep it going.”

Which losers are you talking about, Sir? Would you possibly be referring to yourself and how you have caved to the Democrats over and over in the last year? In my book that would make you a loser. Remember how you refused to back Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in their opposition to the implementation of the disastrous health care bill? Remember how you failed to support the efforts of those same fellow senators (and others) in their fight against an immigration bill that would provide amnesty to illegals? Remember how you voted to break a filibuster against the debt ceiling bill, even while not voting for it in the final roll call? It seems to me you are the loser. Like John McCain, you have begun siding with your Democrat cohorts against the wishes of your conservative constituents. 

Also like Senator McCain, it seems you may have reached the end of your usefulness as an elected official and now you are simply trying hard to hold on to power that you so love. 

I must say I was disappointed to learn that Tea Party candidate Rand Paul is supporting you for re-election. In a move that seems to defy the very people who elected him, Paul's support of you against your Tea Party opponent seems to affirm my belief that once someone gets to Washington, regardless of the platform on which they ran, many become indoctrinated by politicians like you. If Rand Paul runs as the Republican candidate for President I will vote for him over any Democrat, but he won't be my choice in the primaries.

Senator McConnell, you should take a lesson from your colleagues like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. They are actually in Washington doing what their constituents elected them to do - fighting Obama corruption; fighting bigger government, more taxes and fighting against that disastrous Obamacare law that is killing jobs and wages nationwide. They are doing what you used to do, way back when... fighting for their constituents instead of for themselves.

Here's a suggestion, Senator.... how about retiring and taking a long vacation with John McCain.? Say a vacation that lasts for the rest of your life? Let the true conservatives take back the government and the nation and turn this country around from the disastrous Obamaville where it currently seems to be headed. You have had a hand in its demise and you're supposed to be on the side of right. 

If you don't like my suggestion I guess you'll be running for re-election in November. Don't be surprised, Sir, if you and your establishment colleagues get trounced by Tea Party candidates. And don't let it hurt your feelings. I you pay attention to them you might just learn something. Then again.. maybe not. I doubt you can teach an old establishment Republican anything - except maybe how to lose an election by stupidity.

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