Tagged: Mitch McConnell

Here’s the Man Trump Helped McConnell Defeat

In 2014, Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin challenged Mitch McConnell’s senate seat in the Kentucky Republican primary. In answer to this challenge, McConnell vowed to “crush” the Tea Party in general. A falsely-named PAC, Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, consisting primarily of donors to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, sprang up to support McConnell’s Tea Party-crushing efforts. Among the group’s major donations was Donald Trump’s...

Moment of Reckoning for the “Conservative Media”

The sham that is the Trump presidency has served its primary function quite well — it has decimated the grassroots conservative movement at the moment when that movement seemed to be gaining enough traction to have some effect as a counterforce to America’s progressive transformation. When I say “decimated,” I mean “crushed,” as Mitch McConnell promised to do to the Tea Party in...

A Note on Taking Out the Trash

From Right Scoop comes the news that two old beneficiaries of Donald Trump’s political donations, the Trumpturtle (aka Mitch McConnell) and his “good friend across the aisle” Chuck Schumer, stood smiling together Wednesday as they announced a wonderful new two-year budget deal they’ve hammered out — “wonderful” meaning it’s full of new insupportable spending that will be sure to buy each of them...

Dwarf Wars II: Gee, Guess Who Wins

Matt Drudge — for years the GOP establishment’s most influential and valuable mouthpiece (aka fraud) within the so-called “new media” — inserts himself into the Trump-Bannon messy divorce case as Trump’s public defender and deflector shield. No surprise there. But what most people will fail to see is whom Drudge’s seek and destroy mission is really destined and designed to help: Mitch McConnell....

Trump Continues Plugging the Drain

Do yourself a favor and ignore the tit-for-tat between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell over who is more to blame for their joint “failure” in advancing the dream of single-payer healthcare in America further than Barack Obama ever could. I have called Trump “the Orange McConnell,” and written a whole series, “Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump,” for a reason: There is no Republican...

Ten Possible Reasons Why Mitch McConnell Can’t Repeal and Replace Obamacare

  He never wanted to. You don’t “repeal and replace” a massive and society-altering piece of legislation without even trying to make the case for doing so to the nation’s population, which McConnell has very deliberately never done. Mitch McConnell is a closet progressive, much more interested in cutting deals for himself and his establishment cronies than in advancing the cause of freedom...

Big Surprise: Obamacare Repeal Dead

For years, Mitch McConnell’s GOP establishment promised to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, where even the dimmest bulb in the box, if being honest with himself, knew that the “repeal” part was merely a rhetorical veil for the real goal, “replacement,” a.k.a. rebranding and permanent entrenchment, a.k.a. greasing the skids for the eventual slide into the true goal, socialized medicine. Well, now the veil...

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump Part V: The Strange Case

Conservative commentator Erick Erickson is responding to the failure of the Senate’s health care reform bill by calling for the GOP to replace Mitch McConnell as leader, on the grounds that McConnell is thwarting President Trump’s agenda. Perhaps Erickson is trying to be ironic, but let’s get this straight once and for all: Mitch McConnell is Trump’s agenda. A quick review of the...

The Sad Predicament of Mark Levin

The concerted three-years-and-running Trump-McConnell demolition attack on the American conservative movement continues apace, clouding the minds of good people daily. And radio host and constitutional lawyer Mark Levin, a rare high-profile character in “conservative radio” who is actually a conservative, is among the victims, having caught himself in the compromising trap of defending the indefensible, time and again. Now, at last, he has jumped the shark as they say, attempting to dismiss...

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump (Part IV – Health Care Edition)

For those who still harbor illusions that America’s alleged “two-party system” is anything other than the fraudulent face of the United American Progressive Party (Uniparty for short), the health care reform proposal from Mitch McConnell’s Senate must seem a real head-scratcher. I mean, gee, didn’t they promise to repeal Obamacare? Didn’t they object to government-run medicine? Didn’t they warn against the slippery slope to single payer? And yet...