Mitch McConnell

Estab. R's Blame Cruz on Shutdown

Tim Devaney, Washington Times

McConnell and Graham agreed that R's should've learned from the failed 1995 shutdown and that there are better ways to defund Obamacare than a shutdown. Cruz said the strategy would've worked if GOP senators had stood united with House R's.

McConnell's Promises

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.

Establishment GOP Surrender Grows the Conservative Movement

Those Republicans who were on the surrender side of the ObamaCare battle are done as national leaders. And here’s the first evidence of the truth of our analysis – no one in the surrender caucus is heading for Iowa or New Hampshire today to tout their success in bringing the battle to a close.

Named and Shamed: The Senate Republicans Who Sold-out

Please check this list of Senate sellouts to see if either or both of your Senators are on the list and start thinking about who might successfully challenge the sellouts in the upcoming Republican primary election.

Named and Shamed: The House Republicans Who Caved

Please check this list of House sellouts to see if your Representative is on the list and start thinking about replacing these sellouts with principled limited government constitutional conservatives in the upcoming Republican primary election.

Defunding ObamaCare is Just One Battle in a 101-Year War for the Soul of the GOP

Conservatives now know there’s a war going on, and they know who the enemy is; the inside elite of the Republican Party in Washington and their own state capitals. That is good news.

Boehner to Allow Squishy Deal

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Boehner will allow a vote on an emerging Sen. proposal to open government and lift the debt ceiling without amendments and have it pass with Dem votes. Boehner may not be Speaker in '14.

TeaParty Fumes, Fiscal Fight Persists

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservative Movement leaders feel conservatives had momentum in the negotiations with Obama’s admin. and could've demanded serious concessions on OCare and spending until estab. R's stepped in to undercut them.

Stopping OCare:It's About Limiting Bad Gov't

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Who cares about a few billion in random discretionary cuts that will not fundamentally affect the average American if we are prepared to surrender on the most consequential (yet unpopular) law? What is better for Repubs: a rallying cry of “keep the sequester” or “save people from losing their health insurance?”

Senate GOP Establishment Drops Its Guns and Runs

Call your Senators NOW (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and tell them reject any deal that keeps ObamaCare subsidies for Congress, gives Big Labor a pass on ObamaCare and increases spending by doing away with the sequestration.

Debt Deal=Republican Surrender

Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner

"Now Mitch McConnell is working with Harry Reid on a plan to fund Obamacare and raise the debt limit," SCF exec. dir. Matt Hoskins said. "Not only will his plan force Americans to pay for a law they oppose, it will force them borrow more money to do it."

McConnell: Time for Dems to Say Yes

Newsmax Staff

Harry Reid says that voters want Congress to compromise, but Dems continue to reject offers, the latest of which came from a bipartisan group. It would've re-opened the gov't and funded it for six month while raising the debt limit through Jan. 31.

Are Boehner and McConnell Ready for an “All or Nothing” Battle?

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must recognize that if they cave-in completely and give Obama everything he wants then that’s the end of their leadership, and perhaps the end of the Republican Party as well.

McConnell Should Be Defeated

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Mark Levin said that Mitch McConnell needed to be defeated in his primary for conservatism to succeed, calling McConnell an "awful Republican leader." McConnell is being challenged by Tea Party's Matt Bevin. 

Beck Reveals Repub Traitor

Erica Ritz, The Blaze

Glenn Beck revealed the name of a Repub senator who allegedly insinuated that supporters of FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund are traitors to the party: Mitch McConnell.

RPaul Gets R's Message Right

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Rand Paul thinks the D's are losing their shutdown PR advantage by reiterating that they won’t negotiate. BHO’s needs the GOP to be seen as the obstructionists. Paul aims to paint R's encouraging negotiations.

Cruz Leading 3rd Party of Good Guys?

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Atlantic Wire's Philip Bump writes, "the idea that Congress is now operating as a three-party system has gained informal traction recently." He then names Cruz as a Minority Leader in the Senate and an "Honorary" Minority Leader in the House.

Finger Lickin' Frauds

Erick Erickson, Red State

Cornyn, McConnell, Alexander and other estab. Repub. Senators are leaking attacks against Cruz. They complained off the record to reporters about Cruz suggesting they were cowards for not helping defund OCare.

McConnell & Cornyn: TRAITORS

Burgess Everett, Politico

Neither Mitch McConnell nor John Cornyn will join Ted Cruz's effort in the Senate to block a House-passed spending bill that defunds Obamacare.

Tea Party to Hit McConnell on OCare

Shane Goldmacher, national Journal

Tea Party group, the Senate Conservatives Fund, has booked a $340,000 TV ad buy in Kentucky attacking Mitch McConnell for his failure to help defund Obamacare.