I don’t like blogging on this topic but I’ve had about all I can take of the nonsense from Senate Conservatives Fund which is attacking the pro-life candidate in Kentucky’s next U.S. Senate race: Mitch McConnell. It is utterly mind-boggling to me that they are blaming Mitch McConnell for Harry Reid’s “nuclear option.”
“Harry Reid did this because he knows Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will let him get away with it,” SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins wrote in an email to the group’s supporters.
That’s just…insane. Wait. Maybe it’s not insane. Maybe it’s as the McConnell campaign says. It’s “profoundly stupid.”
“That argument is so profoundly stupid that it is hard to fully ascertain whether their deficiency is in math or logic,” said McConnell campaign communications director Allison Moore. “It does however help further illuminate why SCF is so bad at what they do.”
I agree. If your argument is that the Democrats do what they do because Republicans “let them” do it, you’re not a reasonable person. That’s just nuts.
SCF also wants people to believe that Mitch McConnell is anti-Tea Party, accusing him of trashing the Tea Party in a conference call with donors. As it turns out, that’s not true, either. McConnell actually criticized Senate Conservatives Fund specifically for backing the futile defund effort to the point of insanity by falsely accusing McConnell, et al, of supporting Obamacare. My bro Rick Santorum supported the defund effort but not to the point of insanely accusing other Republicans of supporting Obamacare. This is true, as well, with Ted Cruz. Cruz knows it’s a disagreement on strategy, not a capitulation on principles. (At least, last I heard, that was his position.)
Folks, there are no Republicans who oppose repeal of Obamacare. Let me spell this out for you. One side of the GOP wants to hold the Democrats accountable for failed policy, argue this to voters and win a majority on election day so that we can get a full REPEAL of Obamacare. That’s Mitch McConnell’s side. The other side wants to hold Republicans “accountable” for ostensibly “letting” Democrats (who have the majority) enact failed policy. The Senate Conservatives Fund falls in this latter (hopelessly lost) category. The problem, see, is that you can’t hold people “accountable” for things they’re not actually guilty of. No reasonable person is going to buy the argument that simply knowing 55 is bigger than 45 is some kind of “betrayal of principles” People aren’t that, shall we say, “profoundly stupid.” I was educated in the Appalachian foothills but even I know these things.
McConnell is a Kentuckian and as a Kentuckian, I’m here to tell you, Kentucky voters’ sentiments are not in keeping with SCF’s nonsense. Rand Paul was elected because his dad is Ron Paul. Over 70% of Rand Paul’s donations came from outside Kentucky, likely from Ron Paul supporters who wanted Rand to carry on the “legacy.” In my opinion, for that reason among others, Rand Paul is not a Tea Party candidate at all. He won the same way SCF hopes to win, and that is by flooding Kentucky with outside money and, perhaps, outside activists on the ground. They want you to think they represent the Tea Party “defending America” against the “evil” NRSC, but in reality, they’re no more “Tea Party” than the NRSC is. They don’t live here and they know little, if anything, about the Bluegrass State. If they had any sense at all, they’d know that to attack Mitch is to help the Democratic Party take away his Senate seat. But, they either have no sense…or they don’t care. If they don’t care, that’s all the worse. However you slice it, Allison Moore is dead on target in saying they are bad at what they do.
Leave my Senator alone. He’s got a 100% pro-life voting record, which is amazing considering the length of time he’s served. You won’t find me going off half-cocked and spouting falsehoods about people who work at SCF because that wouldn’t be nice….but that’s what SCF is doing to my pro-life Senator and they need to cut it out. Your mamas taught you better than that, I’m hoping. Stay out of Kentucky and go visit your mamas. I trust they’ll tell you to take the proverbial chill pill and maybe a vacation, too. This Kentucky mama advises just that.
Real Republicans are grown-ups.