Dear America, here’s your neutered Republican Party leadership

Sen. Mitch McConnell was asked yesterday by Chris Wallace a very important question:

WALLACE: After the government shutdown in October, which Republicans took the hit for, you were quoted as saying, “We are not going to threaten default again by attaching conditions.” But more recently, you said you don’t think there’s any chance that a clean, without any condition debt bill could get through the Senate.

So, which is it?

Mitch McConnell responded that those two statements aren’t inconsistent, but when later pressed as to whether Republicans would attach conditions to the debt limit bill, he balked:

WALLACE: So, are you saying right here, we are going to attach something to the debt ceiling? And if so, what?

MCCONNELL: What I’m saying is we ought to attach something significant for the country to his request to increase the debt ceiling. That’s been the pattern for 50 years going back to the Eisenhower administration.

I think it’s the responsible thing to do for the country. I think he’s the one being irresponsible by saying oh, just raise the debt ceiling. We’re not going to do anything about the debt or anything else that’s important to the country.

Let me put that in plain English:

We ought to attach something, but we wont. But hey, look how irresponsible Barack Obama is demanding a clean debt ceiling bill. But seriously, we won’t stand in his way.”

And that’s pretty much our neutered Republican Party leadership right there.

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  • d1comment

    This one party government has killed America….

    • PVG

      Just like it’s killing CA.

    • Steve Angell

      Indeed we have DemocRATS and RINORATS. Very few Republicans.

  • OK you rino cowards. How about throwing dear leader’s words back in his face?

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is ‘‘trillion’’ with a ‘‘T.’’ That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion… Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘‘the buck stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
    I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
    dear leader 2006
    Tell me McConnell, how many TRILLIONS has the dear leader administration and Democrats with the help of their rino counterparts raised our debt by in the past 5 years?

    • garyinaz66

      • PVG

        BO LIES!

    • PVG

      You should tweet that pic to ol’ mitch. Post it on his FB page.

      • I have tweeted it to him, and this one as well!

        • Hot_wings

          One looks like a tortoise, the other a cockroach!

  • sjmom

    And they wonder why the Tea Party has arisen????

    • Nick V

      Didn’t the Republican Party come into play when the Whigs were doing the same thing?

      • sjmom

        That’s my understanding and why I keep saying they’re going the way of the Whigs.

      • warpmine

        The GOP came into being because it was the anti-slavery party and the Whigs refused to do anything about the enslavement of other human beings. Who knew that a century later this same group would insist upon reverting back to being slaves again? What a waste of human lives on both sides.

        All the South had to do would be to repackage slavery as to being on the government dole and the cessation of brutal punishment. They had their jobs, their housing, their heat, their music. Live and learn.

        • Nick V

          With unemployment being at almost 2 years now, this is just another form of entitlement, which turns into more Government controlled Slavery. By breaking the backs of the middle class, they will create their new standards of government, which will punish everyone except Government and the wealthy,

          • warpmine

            I sure hope those rich and wealthy scumbags can shoot straight as I will not put forth my blood nor my children to fight for their anti-American causes.

  • snowshooze

    ” Just so long as we get something out of the deal”
    That is what passes for representation these days.
    We are going to have to straighten this mess out pretty quick, because the next world war is going to be about money.
    And it may turn out that all the world governments decide they want to make slaves of us all.

  • RWrad

    Clearly this relic of a Senator needs to be forcibly retired by the voters. A RINO is a RINO is a RINO!

  • Crassus

    Is Mitch McConnell a man or a mouse? Throw a piece of cheese on the floor in front of him and you’ll find out.

    • Hot_wings

      I thought he was a young castrated turtle .

  • warpmine

    Here’s a hint without one iotta of a spending cut. Obama hangs himself, a clean bill increasing the debt limit is put forth. See, no racism cutting those programs that benefit the leaches.

    • sDee

      Leaches will die when plucked from their host. They therefore prove to be very reliable voters.

      Yet America’s leaches need not even leave their big screens and cellphones to seek out a host.

      No, freemen of America are plagued with a Federal Government whose IRS holds a gun to our heads while draining the blood intravenously. It is delivered directly to the leaches front door.

  • garyinaz66

    McConnell “of course we will give Obama whatever he wants, after all Obama and the rnc/gop have the same agenda: grow govt and our own power and get more lobbyist bribes, destroying the country does not matter as long as we get what we want. heck amnesty will not only destroy the middle class, but it will create a permanent demokkkrat majority yet we are still for it. you should see the cash haul we are getting from the chambers of commerce to do it, so what if it will put even more americans out of work and onto welfare”
    Matt Bevin. He is the primary challenger to Mitch McConnell.

    • He’s clearly the best choice.

      • garyinaz66

        My name is Matt Bevin and I’m running against Mitch McConnell.
        I’m tired of seeing McConnell talk a big conservative game, but then constantly work to undermine conservatives when it really counts. Especially in the face of Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s relentless efforts to push our country even further to the left.
        Every time conservatives need him to stand strong, Mitch McConnell caves like the establishment puppet he is. McConnell says he’s against Obamacare…but this year he voted to fund Obamacare.
        McConnell says he’s a fiscal conservative but in 2010 McConnell sponsored 60 earmarks worth $113.3 billion. And he still brags about his support for the $700 billion TARP bailout of Wall Street.
        I know you are as fed up with McConnell’s empty promises and cheap talk as I am, so I am asking you to stand with me as we defeat Mitch McConnell. We need real fighters and real conservatives. McConnell is neither a fighter nor a conservative. I am both.
        Now is time to defeat Mitch McConnell, but I need your help. Please sign up to support my campaign and make an urgent donation today!

    • PVG

      Ditch mitch!

  • toongoon

    McConnell made one statement that we had never thought of; It is irresponsible for the president to raise the debt ceiling…..

    I feel so much better knowing that he wants to do something, anything, to let Obama know that they aren’t going to stand for it…..again……this time.

    Whew, just when I was starting to think they were absolutely useless, they dig deeper.

  • aposematic

    Can anyone post potty training still be wondering why America as we have known it, Constitutional Republic, is screwed big time? Throw all of these worthless D collaborators out now!

  • garyinaz66

    Excellent new Matt Bevin ad: We must not fail
    Matt Bevin who is running against Mitch McConnell released this new ad and it’s great:

  • sDee

    Thanks for the translation from Elpahant’ese TRS.

    Notice no one ever asks if this is Constitutional?

    This whole discussion is a “new reality” – upside down and inside out.

    Closet liberal journalists like Wallace and Progressive politicians like McConnell, happily indulge in the “new reality”, distracting we the people who never figure out that the feds now operate in continual violation of the law.

    – The House and Senate have produced no budget to hold up to the President and say – “before we consider your request to borrow even more money, tell us where in this budget you can cut”

    – The new reality is that the President spends what he wants, where he wants, and Congress’ only job is to rubber-stamp illegal resolutions to “continue” the unconstrained spending with no budget.

    So now we are supposed to think the elephants are standing up to the King. But what they are really doing is operating without the constraint of a budget and have no choice but to constantly pass CRs and raise the debt limit.

    Now when Congress knells before the grand ruler, begging for fiscal restraint, they know they have no choice. They have long sold us out.

    • Sentinel

      Well said.

    • lawngren

      I just got another request from Allen West to help with ROTC or some other youth program he’s fond of. I sent him this reply:
      Mr. West, this morning a blogger made the comment that we are experiencing an “unopposed coup”. That is the truth, and because of that, nothing matters any more except ending the regime which as of this minute controls the USA.

      “President” Obama has gone completely rogue. His recent statement that he has a pen and a phone and that’s all he needs, was an open declaration of the de facto suspension of the United States Constitution.

      Unless you are going to DO SOMETHING about that, do not bother to contact me again. We may be literally hours away from the official proclamation of the coup that is already successful.

      I would never have believed that I’d see the day that LtC West would twiddle his thumbs and prattle about nothing while the subjugation of the United States was going on.

      You vowed that you would not sit by and let Obama take over the US, sir.

      I don’t know what I could DO to assist any effort you might make. I’m 64 yoa and in poor health. I’m not prior military or law enforcement. But I am paying attention. I hope you, or someone, is willing to deal with the rogue and traitor inn the White House, and the one in the US AG’s office also.

      • sDee

        Well put. I await a reply.

        • lawngren

          I suspect the reply will be delivered by SWAT team, if NSA is listening. But if West replies I’ll post it.

      • Bill589

        West HAS been speaking up. He just helps youth too.

        • lawngren

          I know he’s been speaking up. So have Cruz and Mike Lee. Talk isn’t getting the job done. Obama might as well have gone on air and announced that he is the emperor. At the very least, we need someone with some semblance of authority to yank obama and holder out of office and jail them and bring charges of treason against them. That, at least. Anything more would be “extra credit”, but that much has to be done. There is no other option left. Liberty Valance is in the White House.

          • Bill589

            I think the battle of 2014 will add to our numbers with ‘official’ power. Which is a good start on one front to restoring our republic.

            I totally agree with your point. But understand: My belief is that there is a ‘unity’ amongst our patriot leaders. Ones that include Cruz, Lee, Palin, and West. The ones that put our Constitutional Republic before self. I think they want to win the war first, and by that measure decide who will be best at doing what, including being the presidential candidate. Not self – “The Cause” is all important.

            I believe when we should correct West (or any other patriot leader), we should do it without diminishing them. No one is or ever will be perfect. It is best that all of our patriot leaders be at their strongest.

            • lawngren

              I see no reason to believe that the democrats will relinquish their exclusive control over the voting process. That means that no repub or conservative will ever again be elected except as necessary to soothe the public back to sleep with the continuing illusion of a two-party system.

              If by “winning the war first” you mean winning in 2014 elections, see above. “The Cause” is American liberty, and that can no longer be won by voting, or legislation, or citizen activism. The voting process is fraudulent, and dissenters are no longer ignored – they are monitored and already, in some cases, harassed severely. The IRS and other fed agencies are now willing tools of the tyrant in the White House.

              Even if obama does not formalize his totalitarian control, for all practical purposes he already has it.

              As for not criticizing for fear of weakening “our leaders”, if they cannot be criticized, we would just be exchanging one tyrant regime for another. Surrendering our 1st Amendment God-given right for “the new boss”.

              I am not demanding perfection. That is a strawman argument. It’s not a question of being perfect. It’s a question of acting before America is forever lost.

              • Bill589

                I mean by ‘winning the was first’ – is that they put winning the war first before self promotion.
                I’m not arguing your point, except that we stand strongest united. Of course nobody’s perfect, and we can correct our other imperfect patriots without ridicule or threats to not bother to contact you again. Don’t ‘divide’ us so quickly; it’s united we stand.

                I also believe a lot of what West, Cruz, Palin, and other patriot leaders do has to be ‘in the dark’. They are already acting before America is forever lost, but they can’t tell you or me anything without telling our totalitarian enemies too. West and Palin do not have political office, so we see even less of what they do.

                I believe there is a necessary ‘unity’ among our leaders that will be our chance to beat the totalitarian GOPe in primaries, and give us politicians that our on our side, in the war of ‘The People vs DC.’

  • PVG

    How about SECURE THE BORDER???!!!!!

    • sDee

      Here is the circular reason the politcal class never will:

      – One of the biggest needs to borrow more money is to keep tens of millions on entitlements.

      – With about 1/4 of our able-bodied population on entitlements, they depend on illegal slave labor to keep the economy running.

      – If they enforced immigration law at the borders, airports, schools, hospitals, employers, etc, their slaves would head home.

      – If their slaves head home we’d have to cut entitlements in order to incent legal citizens to go back to work.

      – If the entitlement voters have to go back to work, they will be pissed and help vote the political class out of power.

      The politcal class will do nothing that puts themselves out of power.

      • Fiveseven

        Spot on.

      • PVG

        Half of the elementary school population would leave CA and all those union pay checks would end as well.

  • Sentinel

    And he fully expects to be reelected. Lol! What a bum.

  • Bob_Oscar

    Please, Senator McConnell, America still has 3 branches of govt..that hasn’t been officially changed.

    During the last *govt* shutdown, the Legislative nor Judicial branches “shut down”, did they? The Executive branch is the only one who *shut down* BUT many parts of it did not *shut down*.

    And who is *in charge* of the Executive branch?… is none other than our President…Barack Obama…who is solely responsible for the recent *govt shutdown*…NOBODY else can do it.

    He even took an *oath* to carry out his duties to the best of his abilities.

    I would submit to you that childish tantrums which punish American Citizens are NOT carrying out his duties.

    Our country seems to be woefully ignorant about basic Civics…seemingly right down to our elected representatives…

    My Reps, Sen John Cornyn, Sen Ted Cruz and Rep Jeb Hensarling:

    Pay attention, gentlemen,

    Address this problem…teach people who can and cannot do what…show people you have at least a basic understanding of the structure of our Republic…

    The lack of understanding is getting embarrassing for some of us…

    • lawngren

      It’s not a lack of understanding. It’s a lack of principles and courage. The gop, almost without exception, is a bunch of empty shirts.

  • Yazz55

    He should change his name to Mickey Mouse. That way he doesn’t have to change his initials.

    The double talk in triplicate spewing forth from the rino’s mouth is screaming a loud message that the TEA PARTY IS NEEDED NOW!!!

  • LibraryTchr

    The Establishment RNC is in for a BiG Surprise come 2014 elections if they don’t stand up and fight now.

  • SavingtheRepublicdotcom

    Simple solution for the McConnell problem is to support Matt Bevin ( for Senate who is challenging prog McConnell in the primary.

  • Coralchristie

    McConnell and his ilk are an embarrassment all of us who have principles. Most of these guys are such slimy little worms!

  • kungfubarbeque

    progressive republicRATs

  • PhillyCon

    Thanks for the translation RS. I couldn’t decipher the gobbledygook jargon. Man, that guy has been in DC too long. Expiration date way past due.

  • Laurel

    He is stupid.

    I will give Democrats some kudos in that they stand in opposition regardless of issue to get their agenda through. Republicans should of been standing in the same way from appointments to attachments.

    • Conservator1

      Democrats just do not stand-up and support the far left in their party, they all have the same playbook that contains the same talking-point spin.

      Unfortunately, the establishment members of the GOP only feared Reagan and thus, supported his positions. Once he was gone, it didn’t take long for the moderate or more liberal members of the GOP to take control.

      The cowards in the GOP will never stay strong or blindlessly support one another like the left.

      • Laurel

        Or they will perish if WE have the courage to just say “NO!”

        And Democrats have the same playbook because they all get a page of that book and a promise for a seat at the table. Conservatives by nature are thinkers and moral so they won’t settle for scraps or be divided on issues of right and wrong.

      • sDee

        “Democrats just do not stand-up and support the far left in their party, they all have the same playbook that contains the same talking-point spin”

        We have a playbook too and a simple set of principles to hold each and every candidate and incumbent up against.

        It is called the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

        Problem is the elephants ignore it.

        • PVG


        • Conservator1

          Agreed; and worse IMO, there’s no way to get rid of them without term limits. If you live in a blue state controlled by leftists, a RINO might appeal to you when voting.

          • PVG

            In CA, our leftistlature are so far to the left, a rino looks like a Reaganite.

  • mcgurn

    Is it just me that thinks ‘ol Mitch could easily pass for harry reids brother? They both bring that certain element of sleaze to the table and they both look like they just had an enema.

    • Isabelle Hughes

      Doubt it . . . clearer thinking would result if they had.

  • PhillyCon

    I bet there was a time when McComell wasn’t such a sellout. Like 20 years ago.

    • palintologist

      Don’t bet on it. He’s been on the gubmint teat his WHOLE life. He’s terrified of losing his senate seat because he knows nothing about the real world.

  • deTocqueville1

    Defeat this loser in the primary and get him the heck out of the Senate.

    • sDee

      I do believe the future of America hinges on Republican primary battles.

      Constitutionalist and US Senate candidate Greg Brannon is starting to shake things up big time with the Progressive left and right in NC. It looks like they have sent Sharpton and the other jackals after him already…

      • deTocqueville1

        Thanks, agree.

  • Patriotickev

    Weak, no guts no glory.

  • planetes

    I have a brother who works at a local Walmart. Customers go up to him every day asking if he knows where a certain item is.

    One day when my brother was working, a guy walked up to him and asked, “Do you have moth balls?” My brother wanted to say, “No, mine are human” but he restrained himself.

    In DC he would not have to ask. He would just need to find the RINOs with the droopy spines and the fecal impacted noses.

  • lonestar

    I prefer Harry Reid as Leader. At least he doesn’t pretend to be anything other than the swine he is.

  • Why can’t the repubs make the simple argument that it wasn’t the GOP that shutdown the gov’t but Harry Reid in collusion with the White House? The GOP should turn the “ransom” narrative right back on the dems. Are not the Democrats and Obama the ones holding America hostage by claiming that unless they get everything they want, as far as spending is concerned, they will shutdown the gov’t? COME ON! It’s a no-brainer! Never seen a group of people (i.e. GOP) so determined to lose and capitulate … meanwhile, America circles the drain–which makes the dems giddy with excitement. SMH

    • Bill589

      I believe the GOP is more threatened by Cruz, Lee, and the TPMovement than they are by the Dems. The GOP and Dems want power in DC. The TPM politicians/candidates want power with The People.

      I wish this happened more often, but a few times in the last month or so there was a situation where three people were being interviewed. Planned this way or not, there was a person for the GOP, the Dem, and the TPM.

      The GOP and Dem people agreed on almost everything, relative to the one who stood out – the TPM person. Basically, the GOP and Dem want DC rule solutions. The TPM want it back to the way it worked best – following the law as written in the Constitution – want DC out from over us, and the ‘individuals and states’ handling things being the best, and only proven, solution.

      • deTocqueville1


  • Martin2717

    Took the hit based on what, Wallace? Based on bogus polls conducted by dopes like you? I don’t think so. Obama took a bigger hit. Not that I’m defending the GOP because I don’t want to.

  • Bill589

    I will work my fingers to the bone to get constitutional patriots into government, and that includes diminishing the GOP establishment elite so that we may take over their party structure. Our first enemy is the GOPe, and I rate them as more evil than Dems – they lie to our faces and then stab us in the back. The Dem enemy IS evil, but a traitor IS worse.

    Not a, what progressive GOP call, ‘circular firing squad’. We shoot straight at one target:
    Those who want power in DC, as opposed to following the law as written in the constitution. Those who are taking away our liberty and any chance our children’s hard work may earn prosperity.

    The only politicians more evil, and more of a liar, than the Dems, are the GOP. They add the lies of TPMovement ‘talk’ and opposing progressivism.

    To win the war, I’m working hard and voting for patriots. And then if the GOPe forces me to, I’ll vote third party in order to vote for someone on our side. But if I have no other choice, I’ll vote for the lesser evil – the Dem over the GOPe. Else the GOPe will always be strong enough to never allow candidates that represent The People over DC.

  • Subie201

    Ugh…Congress needs to be perged of all it’s vile RiNO leadership! America needs to primary all these lousy traitors…McConnell, Boehner, McCain, and Graham are a good start!

  • bjohnson55

    I am not sure which I hate more, the progressive socialist Democrats or RINO pigs like McConnel, Boehner, McCain and Graham.

  • LibertyLinda

    Support Matt Bevin – he has a real chance from what I am reading/hearing of even beating this Progressive in the primary. Come on Kentucky – America is looking to you!

  • kssturgis62

    90% of these Republican Progressives will be re elected in 2014.

    If and that is a big IF there is a Changeover of members in the GOP to more conservative types, watch out for the LAME DUCK SESSION, it is going to be ugly. These GOP members voted out, with the Liberals voted out, they will do what they do best, and pass legislation to destroy us even more. They love punishing the people.

    But I don’t see that happening. I see many progressives being re elected, some dems being booted out. But all in all staying the same, and maybe just maybe Harry Reid might not be majority leader. If he is not the senate majority leader and McConnell is – they will be fair to the Liberals.

  • TNBoating

    The KY primary is May20th – #FireMcConnell –
    $upport Matt Bevin for Senate

  • kimber1911

    Dear Mitch.. We hate to see you go, We hate to see you go.. So what the hell are you waiting for we hate to see you go…!!!!

  • jfreddick

    Come to grips with this: There are Progressives in both parties. The only way to solve the existing problem, is to primary Rino Progressives like Mitch the Bitch here, and put some honest to God TEA Party Conservatives in Washington.

  • John in Chicago

    Hey Mitch. Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry……………

  • mikeinidaho

    Yada, yada, yada, McConnell.
    YOU and others like you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

  • sjccoach

    Whenever McConnell talks big he capitulates. He will capitulate on the debt.

  • USMC 64-68

    What a pathetic, poor excuse for a man. Even less, for a man whose position demands that he be a patriot. The republican party doesn’t have the stones to qualify them as Cub Scouts – the fuzz nuts party!

  • culper355

    MORAL COMPASS- in hell!

  • Frank’s Inatra

    To defend my family from the superstitions of liberalism, I’ve found it useful to arm myself with liberty’s longbow: