Jerry Mander’s Political Corner – When McConnell Has Lost the RNC …

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Above: Dirty Harry, enabled by Mushhead Mitch, still calls the shots in the Senate.

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When McConnell has lost the RNC, he might as well hang it up. Let’s help send him home!

Top GOP Official Seeks McConnell Ouster As Senate Leader

“GOP brand is being damaged,” RNC Vice Chair says.

The Money Quote:

“Not trying to repeal Obamacare, not defunding Planned Parenthood, not trying to stop illegal immigration,” he said. “That is what Republicans ran on and once they were elected they did not follow up with their promises.”

By Ralph Hallow at The Washington Times

With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting.

Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s national governing body. He also serves on the RNC’s executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus.

“Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Mr. Villere said in an interview with The Washington Times. “I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”

Aides for Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, did not return repeated calls and emails seeking comment. A spokeswoman for Mr. Priebus said he was unavailable Sunday.

Egged on by irate rank-and-file GOP voters, a GOP conservative rump group in the House targeted Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who stunned colleagues Friday by announcing he would leave his post and resign from Congress at the end of next month.

An ideological irony there is that his probable replacement, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current House majority leader, is closer politically to Mr. Boehner than to the more ideologically passionate members who were prepared to call for a no-confidence vote on Mr. Boehner as speaker.

The same may hold true for Mr. McConnell in the Senate. Though he is not considered likely to resign, there is no one in his chamber whom conservatives seem ready to unite behind as an alternative.

Even Mr. Villere was stumped when asked whom he preferred to take over as leader of the Senate Republican majority.

“Honestly, I haven really thought of a replacement,” he said. “We are being so beat up by the base. I just was frustrated.”

Mr. Villere did say what specifically about Mr. McConnell makes his state’s rank-and-file GOP voters so dyspeptic that they want him out as leader — his failure to challenge executive overreach by President Obama or fight to repeal Obamacare and other unpopular measures.

“Mr. McConnell could have suspended consideration of confirmations for all presidential appointees, except for those who are essential to national security, until the president rescinded his unconstitutional executive action on amnesty,” Mr. Villere said.

“This would have been a constitutionally appropriate response to the overreach of the executive branch,” he said. “It would have transformed the political environment, greatly encouraged Republican donors and grass-roots activists, and positioned us to refuse to confirm replacements for any Supreme Court openings that might occur during the remainder of the Obama administration.”

Mr. Villere ticked off other sources of discontent with Mr. McConnell.

“Not trying to repeal Obamacare, not defunding Planned Parenthood, not trying to stop illegal immigration,” he said. “That is what Republicans ran on and once they were elected they did not follow up with their promises.”

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaking at the annual Values Voters Summit in D.C. on Saturday, also called on Mr. McConnell to resign, in what political observers chalked up as an attempt by Mr. Jindal to gain national publicity for his sagging 2016 presidential campaign. Elections for his successor as governor will take place this November.

Mr. Villere’s term as chairman will expire this coming March. He said he wasn’t aware that Mr. Jindal had said at the Values Voters Summit that it was time for Mr. McConnell to go.

Mr. Villere, while hearing the complaints of GOP base voters, said he was moved to act after reading a story quoting Mr. McConnell as saying he wasn’t going to support a potential government shutdown in order to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood, a private organization that provides abortion services.

“If we lose the battle, we will never win the presidency again in my lifetime,” said Mr. Villere, who is 66. “I’ve worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just don’t want to see it all go down the drain because they aren’t willing to fight for what we believe in. Our base is demanding we do something or they’re going to leave us.”

“The GOP brand is being damaged. We’re having to work from scratch to do all the groundwork we’ve already done with elections of Republicans to Congress and in the state because everybody is so furious at the leadership,” Mr. Villere said.

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Why can’t Mitch McConnell be removed just like Boehner?

By Ed Straker at The American Thinker

John Boehner was forced out of office because he didn’t have enough Republicans behind him to guarantee him a majority vote in the House of Representatives. Why can’t Mitch McConnell be forced out in the same way? With only 54 Republican senators, it would only take four dissenters to deny McConnell a majority (in cases of a 50-50 tie, Lunch Box Joe votes for the Democrats).

As with Boehner, here’s what McConnell has given Obama:

1) 100% of his budget requests

2) Fully funding Obamacare without any restraints

3) Fully funding Obama’s illegal amnesty without any restraints

4) Raised the debt ceilings repeatedly without any restraints

5) Effectively given away the Senate’s treaty deciding powers

6) Refused to set up select committees to investigate the abuse of powers of this administration

So where could the four votes come from?

I think it is safe to say that Ted Cruz, who has fought repeatedly with McConnell over his efforts to support the Obama agenda, would vote against him. So, I think, would Mike Lee.

Then there are two other senators running for president (not counting Lindsey Graham, who is a lost cause). What is Marco Rubio’s stand on this? If he supports the McConnell/Obama agenda, let him explain why. The same goes for Rand Paul. Put him on the spot and explain his support for McConnell as well. Perhaps the pressure of running for president would compel these two to vote against McConnell.

In any event, there are other conservatives. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is a strong voice against illegal immigration. He might be a third vote.

As for the fourth, who knows? Senators who pretend to be Tea Party conservatives, like Ben Sasse, Joni Ernst, and Deb Fischer, might be put on the spot and pressured to do the right thing. And what about Tim Scott of South Carolina? Has anyone heard him speak out about any issue since he’s been in the Senate?

With two sure votes against McConnell (Cruz and Lee) and pressure on the others, McConnell could be toppled, too. The sad fact is that most GOP senators agree with the McConnell agenda, but the spotlight on Senate presidential candidates and/or the threat of primaries for those up for re-election in 2016 could be enough to rid us of this supine gobbler.

Ed Straker is the Senior Writer of NewsMachete.com, the Conservative news site.

The points Mr. Straker makes plus the fact that RNC Vice-Chairman Villere has called for McConnell’s ouster would make fine e-mail to McConnell. We can make a difference! Speak out! Sound Off!

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BREAKING: SENATE CONSERVATIVES ACTION COMMITTEE
LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FORCE McCONNELL OUT!

Ken Cuccinelli II, the former Attorney General of Virginia who led efforts of 26 states to overturn Obamacare (defeated by Chief Justice John Roberts), now leads Senate Conservatives Action. They have launched a campaign to force McConnell out. Cuccinelli writes:

Before Republicans won the majority, McConnell cut deals with President Obama to fund Obamacare, raise the debt limit, and raise taxes on 80% of Americans as part of the fiscal cliff tax hike.

In 2014, McConnell openly declared war on conservatives. He forced the party’s campaign committees to blacklist private firms that did work for our organization and vowed to “crush” our candidates “everywhere.”

And who could forget what McConnell did in Mississippi last year. He and his operatives used race-baiting attack ads to recruit Democrats to hijack the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate.

All of this was done so he could have more people in the Senate who would compromise with the Democrats.

Since January, McConnell has funded executive amnesty, confirmed Loretta Lynch, worked to rescue the Export-Import Bank, passed a bloated highway bill, and is now working to pass a continuing resolution that fully funds Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, sanctuary cities, and the reckless Iran nuclear deal.

His failure to fight for limited government has driven the Republican Party’s image into the dirt, face first with no hands to catch itself. And yet, later this year he wants to bust the spending caps and raise the debt limit again!

Enough is enough.

We need to work together to build a grassroots campaign to force him to step down, and no group of activists is more capable of leading this effort than the members of the Senate Conservatives Fund.

While others supported McConnell or sat on the sidelines, SCF invested over $2 million to defeat him in the Republican primary election in Kentucky last year. Our members knew he was a problem and fought to defeat him.

He won that battle, but he exposed his true colors in the process and is now in danger of losing the war that he started.

Please join us in building a conservative Senate by casting your vote of no confidence against Mitch McConnell.

Republican voters deserve a Senate leader who is actually committed to their principles, and who will fight to stop President Obama and the Democrats from driving this country over the cliff!

Senator McConnell once told our founder, former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), that you can’t change the Senate. Now is our chance to prove him wrong.

Thank you for standing strong and fighting for new leadership in Washington.

Ken Cuccinelli, II

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Now, it’s time to take a few swipes at Old Hitlery
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and then there’s crazy Uncle Joe

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(Hat tip: “B-Squared”)

Joe Biden was begged to run for president by editorials in leading liberal newspapers Tuesday. It is amazing. Three months ago, he was a national joke and a nightly punch line but then the Democrats got a good look at Hillary and Bernie and suddenly Joe Biden looks like the fifth face on Mt. Rushmore.
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and now, in closing:

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  1. The one about the brain surgeon is good, that is GOOD@!

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  2. This is very scary post but the last one is just so true.

    cheers, parsnip

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