[Rushtalk] Another Damn RINO scumbag we need to remove Mitch
Carl William Spitzer IV
cwsiv at copper.net
Tue Aug 19 15:09:47 MDT 2014
ROBERT STACY MCCAIN
on 24 July, 2014 at 06:30
Who was ultimately responsible for the evil Mississippi primary campaign
that smeared supporters of Chris McDaniel as racists?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, that’s who.
The GOP Establishment Incumbent Protection Machine and the big-money
donors who fund it have been determined to eradicate the Tea Party
movement in the 2014 campaign cycle.
This is McConnell’s formula for Republican success: Destroy all primary
challengers, whatever the cost, and ensure that only
Establishment-approved candidates win primaries in open-seat races or
against vulnerable Democrat incumbents. It’s a cautious, risk-averse
strategy, and if Republicans capture the Senate majority in November,
McConnell will be congratulated on his success.
On the other hand . . .
What if it all goes sideways? What if this political equivalent of the
NFL “prevent defense” turns out to be a formula for GOP failure?
What if all the big money and all the shrewd consultants turn out to be
less valuable to Republicans than the grassroots conservative supporters
who have been alienated by McConnell’s strategy?
What if Mitch McConnell loses his own Senate seat?
Manu Raju and John Bresnahan of Politico examine that scenario at some
length today, and it’s not as far-fetched as it may seem.
Look at the polls: McConnell leads Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan
Grimes by 5 points in the Real Clear Politics average, but the race has
only been polled four times in the past two months, so we don’t know how
solid that lead really is. Most importantly, McConnell is consistently
polling below 50% — as low as 42% in a May poll — and that’s always a
troubling sign for an incumbent.
As the Politico article says, if McConnell can’t defeat Grimes, the
prospects for a GOP Senate majority are pretty remote. And if
Republicans can’t take over the Senate this year — when they have every
possible advantage, by ordinary calculations — it’s possible to
argue that Republicans can never win a Senate majority, that the GOP is
doomed to permanent minority status.
This scenario, the de facto triumph of Democrats as uncontested rulers
of America as a one-party centralized state, would be a complete
reversal of the “permanent Republican majority” Karl Rove promised in
the wake of George W. Bush’s re-election.
After all the evil deeds perpetrated by the Republican establishment in
the Mississippi primary, some of my conservative friends respond to this
possibility with calm: “Let it burn,” they say.
It’s becoming harder to argue that these friends of mine are wrong.
First published at TheOtherMcCain.com
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