Mitch McConnell

Vichy Republicans

Not only did Boehner and McConnell drop their rifles without firing a shot and run in the face of the enemy, they then joined the tyranny of the enemy in oppressing the patriots who wanted to keep fighting.

Memo to Senate GOP Caucus: Don't Restore The Filibuster

Hugh Hewitt, TownHall

A serious, full statement on what Reid did and why the response has to roll out over 4 years serves both the institution, the base, and the goal of finely moving to take control of the narrative and establish a framework through which the actions of the next 2 years will be understood.

McConnell: Immigration A Low Priority For GOP Senate

Caroline May, Breitbart

McConnell said that while the current immigration system is “broken,” Obama’s recent exec. actions — including offering legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants — makes the prospect of moving quickly on reform next Congress far-fetched. 

Mitch McConnell’s Obamacare Gambit

Jennifer Haberkorn and Manu Raju, The Hill

Behind closed doors, R's are plotting one last tilt at Obamacare. The process the Senate Steering Committee are considering, known as “reconciliation,” has been used by Congress in the past to avoid a minority’s filibuster of controversial bills, including OCare itself.

MSM Suggests Tea Party Could Destroy GOP

Jeffrey Meyers, News Busters

Robert Costa of The Washington Post insisted that McConnell is trying “to govern responsibly. That started in '14 by pushing back the Tea Party and it starts now by making sure that all the passions & eagerness in the House don't overtake the party.”

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.