Let me prefix my next few sentences by pointing out: I am not the executive editor of Redstate and I cannot unilaterally set or change policy for this site. So what I write here is simply my own personal opinion and not necessarily that of this station or its leadership.
After today’s latest episode of McConnell-sponsored GOP Failure Theater, there is only one conclusion to draw: [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] must never be re-elected to office. I do not care if it’s a primary, where we most certainly must not support him, or the general election. I will donate to his opponent, no matter whether the primary or the general. I would rather see a pro-death, anti-gun, zombie-infected, flamboyant cross-dressing, virgin-eating cannibal elected before I see that man ever win another election…for U.S. Senate or any other office. I will do anything and everything in my power to see him out of Senate leadership and in 5.5 years, out of office completely. This is my life’s mission – to see him defeated.
I know that Erick stuck with our site’s stated policy after McConnell won the primary and supported McConnell in the general. That’s his prerogative. I understand the theory – a GOP officeholder is virtually always better than the alternative. In this case, it is not true (and wasn’t true before, but that’s water under the bridge). Even if McConnell is the deciding vote in a GOP Senate, I don’t care. The GOP Senate has done us zero favors since January, and there is no obvious sign that will change.
Now McConnell may swoop in and try to un-do the damage he’s done and attach a defunding rider to a forthcoming bill and perhaps even participate in a Senate shutdown if need be. If he is successful and reverses his current course towards being an accomplice in the murder of millions of the unborn, perhaps I will change my mind. But this “man” has done more damage to the conservative cause in his leadership position in the Senate than dozens of Democrats could have done from the other side.
By the way, let me point out that I am not the only contributing editor who has supported this particular tactic. Both streiff and Joe have long been on the Ditch Mitch train as well. But the recent events with Planned Parenthood funding should place McConnell squarely at the top of the Conservative Public Enemy list…even above most/all Democrats.
Kentuckians, you should be ashamed of what you have wrought on this nation. And to you Republican Senators who voted to retain McConnell as Majority Leader – you are shameful for supporting this execrable individual. Start worrying about pulling this nation out of the grasp of the Left and stop worrying about your precious committee assignments and your funding. Do what you were elected to do: LEAD this nation out of the disaster wrought by Barack Obama and his cohorts. You haven’t been doing this, and blood of the aborted unborn is partially on your hands as well. You enabled McConnell to pull these stunts. And spare me the whining about Obama’s veto – it is YOUR job to take advantage of procedures such as riders on existing bills. If you weren’t going to do anything, why did we bother to put you in the majority?
McConnell must go. And I will do everything I can with my access to this bloggy pulpit and with my wallet that I can to help him out the door. No matter what phase of the election season, I will be at the front of the line to get rid of this sorry excuse of a Senator.