Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mitch McConnell Tells Donors He Is Ready to Tamp Down the Anit-Establishment Wing of the GOP

The Rand Paul Team "Hold Your Nose" strategy is not working out at all.

Politico reports:
Mitch McConnell isn’t going to have another government shutdown on his watch.

The Kentucky Republican stood up over the weekend and said he wanted to address the “elephant in the room” at a fundraising retreat in Sea Island, Ga. Speaking before roughly 300 K Streeters and big donors, McConnell said Republicans will not come close to defaulting on the nation’s debts or shutting down the government early next year when stop-gap government funding and the debt ceiling are slated to be voted on again.[...]

“He’s in fighting mode,” said one attendee of McConnell. “He didn’t get into specifics about what they are doing and how they are going to do it, but McConnell and (Texas Sen. John) Cornyn were particularly forceful.”
The attendee said McConnell “said everything that needed to be said” to help tamp down growing concern among bundlers and donors over how the GOP continues to be paralyzed by anti-establishment members like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah). Neither lawmaker attended the event.


  1. "Anti-establishment," hahaha! I love starting out the day with a hearty belly laugh. A couple of Cool Hand Lukes those two are (although when you consider it, McConnell does share striking similarities with the Captain).

  2. Tea Party RINOs are too radical for the Defending Main Street RINOs.

    I guess Mitch is trying to recreate what Sen. McWar did a decade ago.
    It's been working in Ariz., maybe it will work in Ky. too.

    Reformer Rand can situate himself in between these 2 groups just fine I think.

  3. "Mitch McConnell Tells Donors He Is Ready to Tamp Down the Anti-Establishment Wing of the GOP"

    Translation: My chances of being re-elected and riding this gravy train for another term are nonexistent. Goodbye...

  4. I'm sure Ashley Judd or whatever Democrat is running against him is horrible...
    But this guy just needs to go already. Then Jesse Benton can find himself another mad dog to infest.

    1. KY Secretary of State Alison Grimes, and she is horrible. Agreed that this bastard needs to go, though... and Jesse, too.