Oh boy are Josh Holmes and Mitch’s political cutthroats mad.
Holmes is the ringleader of a group of political jerks who work to keep Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in power. In response to Steve Bannon’s recent declaration that he will work to defeat establishment Republican candidates in the upcoming primaries, McConnell’s former chief of staff is saying that he and his henchmen for McConnell will “attack Bannon personally” and destroy him.
How very establishment of them.
These are the same people who cry about Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment except when they openly declare they are going to abuse another Republican. This is a political miscalculation.
Back in 2013, McConnell’s henchmen declared an all-out war on the Tea Party. They tried to destroy conservatives who dared attack anyone in McConnell’s little club; they black-balled firms working for opponents; they claimed every conservative was simply trying to grandstand or get their feet in the door of D.C.’s political game.
Conservatives faced a constant barrage from Politico, The Hill, The Washington Post, and The New York Times in which the political clowns of McConnell Inc. generated personal attacks on everyone offered by the Tea Party and conservative factions. Meanwhile, the grassroots used what precious free time they had, outside of working harder during the Obama economy to keep their families fed, trying to respond.
When Holmes and his band of deranged political thugs attack their declared targets, which just happened to be anyone out here in real America seeking actual representation rather than their usual, progressive Democrat wannabes, they attack the entire makeup of the Republican grassroots. Not only is that very stupid, it is, by Holmes’ own variety of robotic vernacular, doomed to fail.
In an email exchange with a Washington Post reporter, Holmes defended passing the non-repeal of Obamacare because of the political liability it would cause in the 2018 elections, saying, “Consequential political liabilities are built upon narratives that take hold over a period of time with multiple proving points.”
And then he claimed that the fact that the bill was widely unpopular was merely due to the base’s unfamiliarity with the bill. He’s about half right.
The consequence of Mitch McConnell Inc.’s narratives over the past decade has made him and his entire stockade of wuss Republicans political liabilities in the eyes of the party’s base.
Multiple proving points right here:
In 2011, the people delivered the Republican Party the House of Representatives. Then-Speaker of the House John Boehner let go of the power of the purse and refused to fight for the conservative values that won during election time. The narrative from D.C. was that they couldn’t do anything until they got a conservative president — because they were “only half of a third.” The attacks on the Tea Party began in earnest.
In 2012, the establishment fought for and clinched the presidential nomination for Mitt Romney, the self-proclaimed “severely conservative” originator of Obamacare’s blueprint. Steven Law and Karl Rove (‘memba him?) of Crossroads GPS spent $400 million and lost their establishment races, and Mr. Niceguy Romney gave us four more years of Obama.
In 2013, despite failing miserably in 2012, the establishment then blamed the grassroots, including the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth, and Jim DeMint with the Heritage Foundation for its own failed message.
Mitch McConnell Inc. blasted everyone in the grassroots, tightened the grip on the Republican Party, came up with a ridiculous autopsy report that called for amnesty and backed it up with one of the most angering bills — the so-called Gang of Eight amnesty bill — and repeatedly called the rank-and-file of their own party vicious names.
A golden opportunity to defund Obamacare was wasted and blocked by McConnell Inc. The establishment’s brain trust then said nothing could be done until they got a Republican Senate.
In 2014, John Boehner’s right-hand man Eric Cantor was destroyed in the Virginia primary due to the message and pluck of conservative Dave Brat. Mitch McConnell and company spent a ridiculous amount of money defeating a Tea Party pick, Matt Bevin, who is now governor of the state of Kentucky.
The establishment apparatus destroyed those who reported that their candidate in Mississippi, Thad Cochran, an old beltway-clinger who often didn’t know where he was, was having an affair with his longtime aide.
Cochran and his aide are married now, and Cochran remains a disoriented, yet reliable establishment lackey for McConnell. The year ended with the Republicans taking the Senate: the pinnacle of McConnell’s career. Yet, the consequences of installing that particular majority leader would take no time to unfold.
In 2015, the rank-and-file of the Republican Party and grassroots suffered another slap in the face even though they remedied the “half of a third” problem. Without Cantor by his side, Boehner resigned, but McConnell and company refused to do just about everything. McConnell’s leadership entrenched Obamacare, increased spending, approved more illegal immigration, and helped bring about the Iran Deal, one of the most dangerous agreements from a national security standpoint we’ve seen.
His leadership sought and attained more Democrat votes than Republican on every single major issue. The leadership of the Senate ostensibly remained in Harry Reid’s hands. McConnell repeated his mantra that the institution of the Senate was more important than any conservative outcome.
In 2016, Donald Trump.
Now, in 2017, after McConnell Inc. complained all year that the president is childish and can’t lead, Mitch McConnell still refuses to change the filibuster rule and remains a do-nothing majority leader. He and his lackeys are revving up for more of the same.
The brain trust of McConnell Inc. will use the tactics of Marxist sycophant Saul Alinsky to isolate and destroy Steve Bannon. And its first salvo is to call Bannon a white supremacist. But that won’t stop the ire-driven efforts of the Republican grassroots.
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Jen Kuznicki is a contributor to Conservative Review, a blue-collar wife and mom, a political writer, humorist, and conservative activist, a seamstress by trade, and compelled to write. Follow her on Twitter @JenKuznicki.