Mitch McConnell

GOP Senate to House: Don't Screw This Up

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats have recently used the latter two gleefully for fundraising.

Are You Going To Let The US Chamber Buy The GOP?

As Richard Viguerie says in TAKEOVER, if we conservatives act like just another pressure group – like the US Chamber of Commerce – we are going to lose, because we can never outbid Big Business for the services of the GOP elite.  

CONFIRMED: Senate GOP Leaders Paid for Attacks On Conservatives

Erick Erickson, Red State

The attack ads in MS run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate R's, including Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. Senate Repub. leaders are willing to risk losing a majority so they can get their own re-elected. 

Why We Must (Gently) Disagree With Rich and Ramesh

Now is the time for limited government constitutional conservatives to contest every primary and every election for precinct committeeman. Now is not the time to engage in wishful thinking about a “new synthesis” that will only act to keep Big Government Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran and Lamar Alexander in power to continue the policies we conservatives oppose.

Obama Blames GOP For Border Breakdown

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

After mentioning John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell, Obama asked “why wouldn’t you go ahead and pass a bill to give us additional resources to solve the very problem that you say is urgent?” The GOP can't pass a bill on its own; the Senate is controlled by Dems.

Conservatives Angry After Cochran Wins With Dem Help

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

“It’s disgraceful that self-described GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, the Chamber of Commerce and the NRSC would champion a campaign platform of pork barrel spending and insider deal-making, while recruiting Demts to show up at the polls,” Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks said.

Tea Party to U.S.: We’re Winning

Pema Levy, NewsWeek

“[Mitch McConnell] is changing his positions based on the arrival of the Tea Party,” Richard Viguerie says. “It’s certain the Republican Party is going to be a more conservative party in 2015 than it was at the beginning of 2010 with the arrival of the Tea Party.”

McConnell's Promise For Nov.: I'll Make Senate Work

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Repub. Leader Mitch McConnell said he would make the Senate work again if Repubs. win majority control in Nov. McConnell said he'd force Senators to put in longer hours and even work Fridays to produce consensus.

Don’t Be the GOP Establishment’s Cheap Date

Many conservatives are going to be asking “What should I do now that Republicans have nominated an establishment candidate for Senator, Congress, etc. in my state?” Our advice is, don’t be the Republican establishment’s cheap date.

A Night of No Surprises

It is no surprise that incumbents like Mitch McConnell won last night. What is a surprise is how fast and how far right the incumbents, like McConnell, had to move to keep their jobs.

McConnell's Favorability Rating Lowest Among Leadership

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell's net favorability rating stands at negative 17%, the lowest among all cong. leaders (Pelosi's is a negative 16%).

McConnell's Power Fails to Get NE Senate Pick Elected

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

TEA Party favorite Ben Sasse just won the NE Senate GOP primary in a big way, marking the backslide of establishment effectiveness. Mitch McConnell helped finance Shane Osborn's nasty, dishonest assault campaign on Sasse. Sasse's big win is a sign that MMc's power is waning.

Two Showdown GOP Primaries Today: Vote Sasse and Mooney

The Tea Party vs. Big Government Republican establishment battle continues in Nebraska and West Virginia today, with two bellwether elections; Nebraska’s Republican Senate nomination, where we urge a vote for Ben Sasse and West Virginia’s Republican Primary in Congressional District 2 where we back a vote for Alex Mooney.

Levin to GOP-E: Without the TEA Party You'd Be Nothing

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Levin said the question of whether the Tea Party is dead is a stupid one, and he asked why estab. R's were spending "millions of dollars laundered through Karl Rove's group and Mitch McConnell's Nat'l Repub. Senatorial Committee" to fight and trash conservatives.

Mark Levin Hits GOP-E Back HARD on Tea Party Attacks

Right Scoop Staff

Levin explains why the GOP-E is fighting so hard against the Tea Party: "These 'Repub. leaders' only want to be in the majority if they can control those we send to Congress. McConnell doesn't want anymore Ted Cruzes or anybody else who’s going to give him trouble."

RNC Staffer Calls Conserv. Candidate a "Fraud"

Erick Erickson, Red State

Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, responded to Thom Tillis’s victory by declaring that next would be to defeat Matt Bevin, the Repub. candidate in KY, who Wilcox called a “fraud.” Eventually, conservatives will stop writing checks and stop voting.

Rove Plans GOP Victory in Midterms at Tea Party's Expense

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Karl Rove has set his sights on helping Sen. Mitch McConnell win the GOP primary this month against tea party opponent Matt Bevin following his success with establishment Repub. Thom Tillis in NC. He’s now targeted Bevin in the May 20 primary against McConnell, his longtime ally.

Report: GOP Has 82 Percent Chance of Winning Senate

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

R's have an 82% chance to pick up the six seats needed to regain the Senate in Nov., according to a new election model. Many of the seats D's need to defend are in R.-leaning states. Strong R. candidates should emerge because their chances of winning are higher.

What I Told The Heritage Foundation

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is the de facto leader of the conservative movement because he understands that, while the establishment media and big-government Republicans have done a good job of blaming conservatives for Republican losses, the reality is voters consistently reject big-government, content-free Republicans. The GOP only wins when it draws a clear contrast with the secular liberal big government worldview of the Democrats.

Time for New Leadership

Erick Erickson, Red State

30 years ago, Mitch McConnell ran for the Senate because his opponent kept claiming to be for spending cuts while raising spending. His opponent kept claiming to be a conservative, while letting big government grow. McConnell needs to be reminded of his own words.