Wait, you say, McConnell is trying to move legislation while Reid just piled it up on his desk. In a sense, you are right but let's talk about what McConnell is really not doing and by design. And Harry Reid, by the way, was no leader: he was merely a tyrant in a body that is supposed to be the center of political discourse. McConnell refuses to stand his ground as Majority Leader and is looking for a way to cave to the minority Democrats. I really think he should change his name to Spelunker since he is likely to be in another cave any day.
Mitch McConnell is a living example of why I always try to judge someone by what he or she does not what they say. And in his particular case, if McConnell were to operate under the concept of to thine own self be true, he would be in deep doo doo. He's a man with no core other than wanting to be in power and please his masters at the Chamber of Commerce, the voters be damned.
Let's take a little walk down memory lane to the start of the Obama Presidency. As the Mitch talked and talked about Conservatism and fighting with all he had, yet he always gave in early, never pressing the point, complaining that since his party was the minority in all aspects of Washington politics, he could do nothing. He would tell us to just give him one of the houses of Congress and we can at least stop things.
Well, the Tea Party came into full fury and the House became Republican in 2010, yet the new Speaker was weak and McConnell never put any pressure on the lower House. In fact, he wheeled and dealed behind the scenes and allowed the Democrats to outmaneuver him on everything. And Obamacare became the law and he then said that he wouldn't give, but just give him a majority and we'll turn things around.
Of course, the next problem wasn't really McConnell's fault, for Romney was nominated and although a decent man he didn't have a conservative bone in his body. Just another moderate up against an extreme left wing machine and, voila, back to the drawing board. The only positive thing in the 2012 election was that the House didn't go Democrat, but even so, Boehner would do nothing to really fight, he just put on a little show.
So then McConnell tells us to give him the Senate and he'll fight for us. Don't trust any man who says he'll fight unless he's worn the uniform. Conservatives turned out in droves to drive the vote and the Republicans won big, picking up nine seats while the Republican majority in the house expanded as well. And what happened? The day after the landslide McConnell holds a press conference saying that their would never be another government shutdown, which is really an inaccurate use of words since only 13% of government was closed. McConnell thereby telegraphed to Obama that he would do NOTHING to stop the Administration.
That's what he has done, over and over and over while the American voters fume. He lied, he did everything he could to defeat good conservatives with a backbone (remember Chris McDaniel), and now we have the likes of McConnell, Orrin Hatch, McCain, Flake and Graham standing with Obama more often than not. Oh, yeah, we also have good old Thad Cochran who probably isn't even sure where he is. They talk a good game but everyone realizes that it is just a game to them, a game that enriches them at our cost.
Of course, now McConnell says that if we only elect a Republican President, things will really get better. For who, Mitch? All the big money is pushing for Jeb "Pro-Amnesty, Pro-Common Core, Pro-Internationalist" Bush, a man who after being a pretty good Governor has opted for a big swing to crony-capitalism. I, for one will never vote for him. I will only vote for true Conservatives who can be vetted by verification first, then trust.
And as for old Mitch? If the Republicans keep the fossilized RINO element in the power structure they will be gone and McConnell will be finished. Have you had enough, folks? If so, work for the Conservative wing of the party to have a good competition amongst a bunch of good candidates with real Conservatism in their soul, then settle on one candidate to take on the Establishment. That way we can win, otherwise we will beat each other to death in the fray and watch the RINOs pick another loser for 2016.
Now let's get to work.