Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s really jazzed about the prospect of reaching across the aisle and working with his “friends” in the Democrat Party and with Joe Biden so they can get things done for America in a bipartisan fashion. Plus, Mitch would like the Republicans in the Senate to pretty-please re-elect him as the party leader despite the you-know-what that failed to materialize during the midterm elections. Meanwhile, over in the House, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would like to be elected as the new Speaker of the House because it’s his turn, darn it! To put it mildly, there’s quite a bit of rising discontent with these losers.
McConnell pulled this garbage the last time that he ended up Majority Leader in the Senate. He told everyone he was just SO excited to reach across the aisle and work with Barack Obama and the Democrats. Because the Democrats always reciprocate with that sentiment with the GOP is in the minority, right?
Mitch McConnell has always been an untrustworthy snake, ever since the days when he snuck over to the White House and carved out a secret deal with Obama so that Members of Congress and their staffers would be exempt from Obamacare. He was probably a snake even before that, but we just didn’t notice.
McConnell sat around and moaned about “bad candidates” during the 2022 midterms and look what that got us. He pulled GOP funding from Blake Masters in Arizona, and it’s looking increasingly like we’re going to lose that seat. Herschel Walker is headed to a runoff, which the Democrats seem to have an odd ability to always win in Georgia. (Weird! How does that keep happening?)
Best case scenario at this point is that Adam Laxalt might squeak out a win in Nevada, leaving us with a 50-50 Senate and Kamala Harris remaining the tie-breaker. That’s not a track record that deserves to be rewarded with McConnell’s reelection as party leader.
There’s growing talk that Rick Scott might challenge McConnell for leadership of the GOP Senate. Scott wasn’t a fantastic governor of Florida, but could he do a worse job than McConnell? I doubt it. We’re unlikely to see a Rand Paul or a Josh Hawley become Senate leader, because they’re too unpalatable to the Mitt Romney/Lindsey Graham wing of the party. But Rick Scott could be a viable McConnell replacement.
And what about the House? Is it a foregone conclusion that Kevin McCarthy should be elected Speaker, if the Republicans end up taking control? Maybe not.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) gave an interview today and says there will likely be a very real discussion behind closed doors over whether McCarthy has earned the job. McCarthy promised the Members that there was going to be a red tsunami, and we didn’t even get a red tinkle. Maybe if McCarthy hadn’t spend the last two years pooh-poohing voter fraud, and was complaining about the fraud happening right now in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Colorado against members of his party, we could see him as being worthy of support.
But he’s not doing that. McCarthy has even said that the GOP won’t impeach Joe Biden if they take control of the House. What do you mean you WON’T impeach him? Talk about suppressing the vote for your own party! The House GOP probably lost some winnable seats because of that comment alone. Taking impeachment off the table didn’t score any points with conservative voters.
Every Republican president from now on (if we’re ever able to overcome the cheating and elect one, which is still an open question) is going to be repeatedly impeached for EVERYTHING by the Democrats. The only way to get them to stop is by impeaching Democrats. Water down the impeachment process until it’s meaningless. How could you NOT impeach Joe Biden in this climate?
And there’s plenty they could impeach Biden for. A wide-open southern border and selling off the strategic petroleum reserves to manipulate gas prices before an election come to mind. Not to mention the corruption at the DOJ. If McCarthy won’t even allow impeachment to remain on the table, he’s not fit to lead either. Both of these losers have to go. We realize that many races were stolen on Tuesday and are still being stolen. But McCarthy and McConnell both bear a lot of blame for the lukewarm GOP turnout.