Mitch McConnell

Emperor Obama and the Deafening Silence from GOP Leaders

“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” -- James Madison

GOP Leaders' Hearts and Heads Not in Amnesty Fight

If Senator McConnell won’t use the votes he has in the Senate, and Speaker Boehner won’t use the majority he has in the House to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then they should get out of the way and let conservatives organize the opposition and unite Republicans to use all the tools the Constitution gives them to rein-in a lawless President.

R's Won't Block O; They Want Amnesty

Erick Erickson, Red State

The GOP just won a wave election but have chosen to surrender before the fight starts. McConnell’s insistence that the GOP won’t shut down the gov't was all Obama needed to go ahead with amnesty.

Chaos If R's Don't Withhold Funding for O's Exec. Amnesty

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservatives say that GOP leaders, including Boehner and McConnell, will be “complicit” in Obama’s exec. amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him. They warn that chaos is certain if that’s how it goes down, though they’d much rather have GOP leaders fight with them. 

Repubs. Stop NSA Reform Bill

Burgess Everett, Politico

Mitch McConnell, like many Repubs., voted it down because he believed the reforms went too far, while Rand Paul voted against the bill because it did not go far enough.

Here Comes Obama’s Amnesty Plan

Erick Erickson, Red State

Conservatives can rest assured Washington will soon be more gridlocked than ever. Sen. Mitch McConnell has already said there’ll be no shutdowns. When the GOP has already negotiated the terms of its surrender, the nation is in for a rough ride.

Senate GOP Zero In on How to Gut Obamacare

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Senate R's will likely move to gut Obamacare after they assume the majority next year by using a parliamentary maneuver that would allow them to skirt an expected Democratic filibuster, GOP sources said.

NRA’s Election Success a Big Win For 2nd Amend.

Monica Sanchez, Media Research Center

More than 90% of congressional candidates endorsed by the NRA won their races in the 2014 elections. “The gun lobby also has a powerful ally in incoming Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell, who is highly unlikely to bring to the floor any bills on that would tighten firearm restrictions.”

McConnell, Reid Aim to Make Deal

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Harry Reid & Mitch McConnell want to craft a lame-duck agreement that allows his party to claim some victory. Reid & McConnell may agree to move a bloc of noncontroversial nominees. But any Dem. bundlers or other political patrons Obama wants to reward will get blocked.

Young Guns vs. Gavels

Politico Magazine Staff

As the GOP takes control of the Senate, estab. R's like Thad Cochran, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley & John McCain will pick up the chairman’s gavel, setting up a classic conflict between governing & campaigning with the party’s 2016-aspiring young guns like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.

McConnell Urged to Repeal Obamacare with Budget Move

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

Conservatives demand that Sen. Repubs. pass a full repeal of OCare next year, even it if means a veto. With Sen. Dems likely to filibuster any stand-alone repeal bill, conservatives say Mitch McConnell should use a procedural maneuver (reconciliation) to push through a bill with 51 votes.

Conservative Leaders Challenge GOP Congress

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

The Conservative Action Project, a group of 40 prominent conservative leaders including CHQ's Richard Viguerie, have documented GOP winners' campaign promises and plan to hold them to those promises. If that doesn’t happen? Conserv. gusto for preventing another Senate flip could prove fatal to GOP control.

A Party Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Today, especially on "comprehensive immigration reform" and amnesty for illegal aliens, the Republican Party is a house, and a party, divided by the arrogance of some of its leaders and the only thing that can heal that divide is new leadership.

Petition to Congress: Stop Obama's Executive Amnesty!

Oppose an Omnibus Spending Bill and Executive Amnesty For Illegals!

To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House Republican Conference

McConnell Should Defund WhiteHouse If O Tries Amnesty

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

McConnell has one real power: the power to bring bills to the floor. McConnell can block any & all of Obama's appointments, both exec. & judicial. That's what McConnell should threaten to do if O attempts to carry out exec. amnesty. He should be prepared to defund the WH.

Winning the Election Means Zilch If We Don’t Win the Agenda

Strident Conservative, Red State

GOP leaders won’t work to overturn OCare. They won’t address huge fed. spending until 2015. They won’t use the power of the purse to stop O’s agenda. They won’t stop amnesty. They will do whatever it takes to “work with Obama” to get things done. 

Levin: McConnell Handed Power of the Purse Back to O

Right Scoop Staff

McConnell already surrendered the power of the purse back to Obama by saying there would be no gov't shutdowns. Levin argues McC has given up the biggest leverage we have against Obama in trying to bring down the debt & stop this runaway spending.

Now We Can Get Congress Going

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, Wall Street Journal

"Republicans will return the focus to the issues at the top of your priority list. Your concerns will be our concerns. That’s our pledge." They promise to tackle such issues as ISIS, Obamacare, school choice, debt, the tax code and more.

Spinning Election as Repudiation of Tea Party

Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

“And if the Tea Party shows up in enough strength for the Republicans to win in a wave, it's gonna be because the Tea Party is doing whatever it can to stop Obama, which is what this election is about.  It's not about stopping the Tea Party, for crying out loud!”

McConnell Vows Major Changes as Majority Leader

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some conservative Senate aides and activists believe McConnell only wants to play “small ball” instead of pushing bold proposals to repeal ObamaCare or overhaul the tax code. McConnell says he wants to change the tone of the Senate and show Republicans can govern. We’ll see.