The GOP Establishment Can Degrade Candidates but Don’t Dare Criticize Their Decades of Failure

 

This is where we are. McConnell can basically tell the country right before an election the candidates, in his estimation, are poor quality. The establishment can crap where it wants to crap. It can slime where it wants to slime. But if you point out the decades of broken promises and no delivery from elderly do-nothing losers way past their expiration date with one foot in the grave like McConnell, it is tantamount to helping the Democrats.

Mitch McConnell is 80 years old. He’s the “future.” He should be majority leader for another 30 years when he’s 110. And how dare young upstart Republicans, who are in fact the future, be dissatisfied with his record of his delivering no rollback of really anything. So he gets to help the opposition. He gets to tell the country that our candidates are low quality. He doesn’t say that Democratic candidates are insane cultural Marxists who will destroy the country. That’s not who he goes after. He goes after people who won’t make him majority leader.

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. And McConnell has decided it is better to be minority leader under a collapsing hellscape of America than for populists to win and tell him to serve his state as a lone senator and that his time has come. There will be no shrieks from the people who tell us that criticizing the establishment like McConnell is blasphemy minus 1. You see, McConnell has a right to be happy with who we in other states nominate and elect. We as a party have no right to be happy or criticize our leadership who is elected by members from all states.

The double standards are so double they’re quintuple. Time to retire McConnell who has no vision other than burping at his exclusive DC clubs where he will wine and dine as he gets ever more decrepit and delivers nothing substantial against the Marxist cultural rot we are battling. He doesn’t need to think our candidates are worth much and that they can win. We also don’t need to think he is worth much or that he can deliver. Time to move on.

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  1. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    I think one of the reasons Trump is so hated is how much he exposed the failures of his Bush-Republican predecessors.

    Open borders wasn’t a phenomenon the GOP was helpless to stop, it was a policy choice that they made to allow it.

    The vast expansion of Federal Power wasn’t a phenomenon the GOP was helpless to stop, it was a policy choice that they made to allow it.

    The export of American working class prosperity to China wasn’t a phenomenon the GOP was helpless to stop, it was a policy choice that they made to encourage it.

    Leaving Obamacare in place was a policy choice the Republican Party made.

    Jeb or Rubio would have continued the same policies, probably Ted Cruz, too.

    Trump exposed the rotten heart of Bush-Republicanism, and that’s why Cheney and all the rest of them hate him.

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    This is infuriating. You didn’t nominate the candidates I wanted you to nominate, so I will work against them or not at all.

    McConnell has to go.

    You know who he sounds like? Yeah, that notorious member of Ricochet who’s determined to vote against any candidate who was endorsed by the former President. This is McConnell, too. You can bet he’s working behind the scenes to sink any Republican candidate who he believes is “too Trumpy.”

    The grifter caucus that has been gutting the Treasury to fill their own coffers for years sees the looting coming to an end. If not because they’ll be voted out, but because the country is going down so fast they want to grab as much cash as they can before the end.

    To hell with RINOs. To hell with them.

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Mollie expands her thoughts here:

    The country is 18 months into Democrats’ total rule, and by nearly every measure the results of their political control are utterly disastrous. The southern border has essentially been erased. Inflation is reminiscent of the 1970s, as is the energy policy causing high gas prices and reliance on other countries. Consumer confidence has cratered. War with nuclear powers is dangerously close in at least two parts of the world. The economy should be roaring out of the pandemic, but it’s returned to Obama-era sluggishness or worse. Woke mobs are completing their destruction of the country’s institutions. Democrats are persecuting political opponents with their deeply unpopular J6 star chamber.

    More than 70 percent of Americans say the country is moving in the wrong direction, according to the RealClearPolitics average. Americans are clearly not happy with the quality of leadership coming out of Washington, D.C.

    And in this milieu, Republican voters who care deeply about their country have chosen a slate of extremely interesting candidates, many of them non-career politicians. Particularly compared to the crop of senators currently in Washington, they are all extremely talented and impressive people. This is something to highlight and praise, not lament. Having non-career politicians running is a good thing, not a bad thing,

    Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, J.D. Vance, and Blake Masters are successful and impressive people in a variety of careers. Even the more traditional politicians running for re-election — Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio — are among the better senators in office. Adam Laxalt, running against an incumbent Nevada Democrat, is a highly decorated former Naval officer and Iraq War veteran. He was an incredibly successful attorney general in Nevada.

    These are not bad candidates! If you can’t work with this level of quality, you can’t work with anyone. And they’re running against a crop of extreme and discredited candidates that a competent Republican leader should have no problem talking about, given the slightest opportunity. John Fetterman, an ostensibly grown man running for the Senate from Pennsylvania, is still supported by his parents. Raphael Warnock, trying to keep his Georgia seat, is a troubled man with an extreme voting record. Mark Kelly has envious funding but an extreme voting record and the personality of a fish.

    More importantly, the Republicans won their nominations by running on the policies that have so reinvigorated and expanded the party. They have clear messages about helping out middle-class workers and their families, protecting the country from open borders and wasteful wars, and defending American values and freedom against leftist authoritarians.

    It is political malpractice to pout and run them — and the voters who selected them — down. Republican voters came out in droves to nominate these candidates. They like them! McConnell, who is unfortunately quite politically unpopular — but who is the top elected leader of the party — should be taking every opportunity to sing their praises and push a unifying and expansive message nationally.

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  4. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Elite Republicans got bamboozled by Trump because after decades of failure (which includes compromising with Democrats time and time again), he got things done in a short period of time.  The elites were highly embarrassed because he showed them up.  Instead of realizing he was showing them the way, they turned on him, many in the House resigning in 2018 rather than running again.  This opened the doors for the Hellscape that has become the House of Representatives, and the country, which has become Biden’s septic tank . . .

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  5. Richard O'Shea Coolidge
    Richard O'Shea
    @RichardOShea

    McConnell did keep Merrick Garland off the court  and got us Brett Kavanaugh.

    That’s not nothing…….

    And the republicans will take the Senate.

    It is time for new leadership.

     

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  6. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    The establishment types are spinning hard for McConnell.

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  7. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Richard O'Shea (View Comment):

    McConnell did keep Merrick Garland off the court and got us Brett Kavanaugh.

    That’s not nothing…….

    “Stopped Clock.”

    We’d be better off without him.

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  8. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Mitch, retire already. Your shtick had a “use-by” date, and it is well past expiration. You are a fraud.

     

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  9. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Mitch McConnell is playing to his base, highly partisan Democrats. He has a higher favorability rating among Democrats than among Republicans. Democrats know who their friends are. And Mitch McConnell is one of them. 

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  10. Tex929rr Coolidge
    Tex929rr
    @Tex929rr

    As much as I hate these guys, I am excited to remember that we actually have a 5-1-3 constitutional SCOTUS (I don’t count Ms Roberts as truly part of the constitutionally oriented part of the court).   In fact, it just now occurred to me how analogous Roberts’ position is to that of the GOPe – institution above all else, including ignoring doing the right thing.

    But what really thrills me is that DJT ended the Clinton, Bush, and Cheney family dynasties.  For that alone he should be remembered fondly for decades.   

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  11. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Imagine a DeSantis-like leader instead of McConnell. Doesn’t that sound great!?

    McConnell can’t allow too many Republican Senators. If he did his job well and there were too many Republicans in the Senate, he faces the probability of losing his position. So he has to make sure there are never too many Republicans in the Senate. Always wants to keep the margin close. Schumer probably does this, too.

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  12. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Tex929rr (View Comment):
    In fact, it just now occurred to me how analogous Roberts’ position is to that of the GOPe – institution above all else, including ignoring doing the right thing.

    This is why many assume Roberts was the Dobbs leaker.

    Funny how they really seem uninterested in finding this person, isn’t it?

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  13. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):
    In fact, it just now occurred to me how analogous Roberts’ position is to that of the GOPe – institution above all else, including ignoring doing the right thing.

    This is why many assume Roberts was the Dobbs leaker.

    Funny how they really seem uninterested in finding this person, isn’t it?

    Roberts said he has directed an investigation be started to find the source. [link]

    “In a separate statement, but released together with the one from the court, Roberts called the leak a “singular and egregious breach” of trust — but defended the court’s workforce and integrity, saying this will not undermine its operation.”

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

     

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  14. Richard O'Shea Coolidge
    Richard O'Shea
    @RichardOShea

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Mitch McConnell is playing to his base, highly partisan Democrats. He has a higher favorability rating among Democrats than among Republicans. Democrats know who their friends are. And Mitch McConnell is one of them.

    Here in deep blue Maryland I don’t know of a single democrat that doesn’t loathe Mitch McConnell.

    As they loathe all republicans.

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  15. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    This is infuriating. You didn’t nominate the candidates I wanted you to nominate, so I will work against them or not at all.

    McConnell has to go.

    You know who he sounds like? Yeah, that notorious member of Ricochet who’s determined to vote against any candidate who was endorsed by the former President. This is McConnell, too. You can bet he’s working behind the scenes to sink any Republican candidate who he believes is “too Trumpy.”

    The grifter caucus that has been gutting the Treasury to fill their own coffers for years sees the looting coming to an end. If not because they’ll be voted out, but because the country is going down so fast they want to grab as much cash as they can before the end.

    To hell with RINOs. To hell with them.

    And I’ll add one more “To hell with them”.  Ohio and Pennsylvania certainly aren’t that far away from Kentucky.  McConnell should have his a@@ in both states campaigning for Vance and Oz (unless they told him to stay away).

    “I don’t want to get involved” seems to be McConnell’s attitude; he needs to take his money along with Elaine and move to Taiwan.

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  16. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    Richard O'Shea (View Comment):

    McConnell did keep Merrick Garland off the court  and got us Brett Kavanaugh.

    That’s not nothing…….

    Actually it is nothing.   Hillary Clinton wanted to make her own nominee, so almost everyone in the Senate was OK with waiting until the fall.    Was Kavanaugh that hard?   All he needed to do was not capitulate to false sex assault charges.   I seem to remember Kavanaugh left spinning in the wind until he pulled a Clarence Thomas. 

    McConnell has done less than your average GOP voter would have done.  Much less.  Remember, he allowed the Russia Hoax to go on while he was majority leader. 

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  17. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Richard O’Shea (View Comment):

    McConnell did keep Merrick Garland off the court and got us Brett Kavanaugh.

    That’s not nothing…….

    Actually it is nothing. Hillary Clinton wanted to make her own nominee, so almost everyone in the Senate was OK with waiting until the fall.

    Including McConnell, who supported Hillary.

    Was Kavanaugh that hard? All he needed to do was not capitulate to false sex assault charges. I seem to remember Kavanaugh left spinning in the wind until he pulled a Clarence Thomas.

    We have Trump to thank for standing by Kavanaugh and not taking back his nomination under heavy pressure.

    McConnell has done less than your average GOP voter would have done. Much less. Remember, he allowed the Russia Hoax to go on while he was majority leader.

    Just one of many things he let the Democrats get away with while Trump was President.

    We don’t need him.

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  18. Brian Clendinen Member
    Brian Clendinen
    @BrianClendinen

    Please stop saying failure  Broken promises. They were all bald-faced lies based on boogieman rhetoric. . Only a small minority of elected Republicans ever had any intention of following thru on their platform. You only have to see the willfulness of intentionally not voting on Legislation under Trump, to undue Obama care that passed under Obama to show the pure deception by the party as a whole.

    The whole unity as a party is worthless if there is never any wins just slow retreats from bureaucratic defeats as unelected officials gain more and more power.

    I have said it before on here and will keep saying it. “Actions speak louder than words, especially with politicians.” Because its time-consuming and complex to most voters don’t elect people based on judging their actions but by words alone.

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