The REAL Mitch McConnell?

This Bloomberg piece offers a peek at the profesional bio of majority leader Mitch McConnell that probably explains an awful lot: mitch

[…] The Senate majority leader didn’t begin his career as an archconservative. In a then-predominantly Democratic Kentucky, he rose through Republican Party ranks in the late 1960s and early ’70s as a moderate. According to a recent biography by journalist Alec MacGillis, he named his cat Rocky after Nelson Rockefeller, the generally liberal Republican governor of New York. (An aide says the cat belonged to McConnell’s ex-wife.) McConnell opposed Ronald Reagan’s first two bids for the GOP presidential nomination, supporting President Ford in 1976 and George H.W. Bush in 1980.

He began changing direction in 1984, when, under the tutelage of consultant Roger Ailes, now the head of Fox News, McConnell won election to the U.S. Senate. He rode the Reagan revolution, supporting arms for the right-wing Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua, “tort reform” that restricted consumer lawsuits, and conservative judicial appointments. […]

A Nelson Rockefeller fan?  Bush over Reagan?  Ford over Reagan?  *Ooof.*

(Holy Bob Dole, Batman.)

6 thoughts on “The REAL Mitch McConnell?

    1. Richard Burr blew a gasket over that speech and denounced it, which is just one more reason that Richard Burr needs to be taken out in the primary.

  1. Mitch McConnell has NEVER been a conservative, although sometimes at election time he pretends to be. His current Heritage Foundation score is in the 40s, which is slightly to the left of center.

    Getting rid of this poseur requires getting rid of his support structure in the GOP caucus, and Burr and Tiliis are part of that.

    Ted Cruz had it right when he pointed out that Mitch McConnell was the best Senate leader that the DEMOCRATS ever had. Now even one of the Democrat Senate leaders, Chuck Schumer has been bragging that McConnell has been doing the Democrats’ agenda for them in the Senate:

    This is totally disgraceful. McConnell is a traitor.

  2. When White House Paid Liar Josh Earnest, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi come out and PRAISE this last budget deal, that tells you the whole story!
    Mitch has a sore back, from bending over and grabbing his ankles so much!

  3. The following appears on the “Issues” page of my U.S. Senate campaign website, but I think it bears repeating here–

    “I will NEVER vote for Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader, and I will NEVER allow him to dictate or influence my votes in the Senate on any issue!”

    In my opinion, Mitch McConnell has enabled much of the damage that Barack Obama has done to our great nation. McConnell, Boehner, and now Paul Ryan all had/have Constitutional tools available to them to stop or greatly reduce the carnage Obama is inflicting, but they took the coward’s way out and ran from the fight. They don’t even deserve to be in Congress, let alone serve in positions of leadership there.

    The sooner they’re gone, the better!

    Larry Holmquist

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