Posted originally on the conservative tree house on December 18, 2021 | Sundance | 155 Comments
At first glance, it might seem odd to think that Politico diminishing the MAGA movement in defense of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a good thing. However, in the background of that motive exists the reality – they need to defend him.
…”And though the forest was shrinking, the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that since his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.”…
The story of Mitch McConnell as leader of the GOP DeceptiCon wing is well known on these pages. Heck, for ten years we frustratingly battled against the members of our own team infected with ‘battered conservative syndrome.‘
Mitch controls roughly 20 members of the Republican wing in the Senate. It’s the same names that repeatedly surface whenever Democrat legislation is supported, or rule changes are made, to support the goals and objectives of the UniParty in the upper chamber: Cornyn, Thune, Porter, Blunt, Portman, Burr, Barasso, Crapo, Murkowski, Gardner, Roberts, Sasse, Tillis, Rubio, Graham and Romney.
The Politico article is basically saying that despite Donald Trump’s repeated attacks against McConnell, the DeceptiCon senators have not followed any effort to replace the minority leader; which, when you know the nature of the system, is not surprising.
[…] To date, just two prominent GOP Senate candidates have called for McConnell’s ouster — Kelly Tshibaka, an Alaska Republican who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Eric Greitens, the former governor of Missouri who is running for a seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Roy Blunt. (link)
The good news is that Donald Trump and more Republican voters now see through McConnell’s schemes and manipulation. Thus, it takes a left-wing outlet like Politico to try and run cover.
Several DeceptiCon senators have already announced they will not run for re-election in 2020 [Shelby, Toomey, Burr, Portman, Blunt]. In the 2022 Senate races there are 34 seats up for grabs. 14 are held by Democrats and 20 are held by tenuous Republicans. [Breakdown Here] Those exiting senators, among others, know what McConnell’s objective is. They also know this time the damage is far greater than previous times McConnell set about to destroy the base of the party.
Most casual political observers have absolutely no idea how McConnell works. However, for over a decade CTH has been trying –slowly succeeding– to awaken the base of commonsense voters. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the #1 priority for McConnell was to destroy the threat represented by the Tea Party. In 2022 we are seeing an exact replay of the same intents and purposes, only this time the target is President Trump’s MAGA movement.
It is a motive and agenda all wrapped up in the Senate power structure. McConnell does not fear being in the minority; the color of the flag atop the spire of the UniParty Senate does not matter to those underneath it. McConnell maneuvers with just as much power in the minority as he does in the majority; factually, he makes more money selling his DeceptiCon caucus votes to Chuck Schumer (on behalf of Wall Street) than he does in the majority where he is forced to purchase them. The entire thing is a rigged game.
Through his power structure, McConnell directly controls about 16 Republican Senators, we have called them “The Decepticons” for years. [Cornyn, Thune, Porter, Blunt, Portman, Burr, Barasso, Crapo, Murkowski, Gardner, Roberts, Sasse, Tillis, Rubio, Graham and Romney]. He also has four more that can join him when needed.
To remind ourselves how Minority and Majority Senator McConnell took down the threat of the Tea Party revisit these old articles: CNN Part I and CNN Part II – both showcase how McConnell works. Then do some research on how McConnell worked with Haley Barbour in Mississippi [SEE HERE].
McConnell must preserve the trough. Corporations (special interest groups) write the legislation. Lobbyists take the law and go find politician(s) to support it. Politicians get support from their peers using tenure and status etc. Eventually, if things go according to norm, the legislation gets a vote.
Within every step of the process, there are expense account lunches, dinners, trips, venue tickets and a host of other customary financial waypoints to generate/leverage a successful outcome. The amount of money spent is proportional to the benefit derived from the outcome.
When a House or Senate member becomes educated on the intent of the legislation, they have attended the sales pitch, and when they find out the likelihood of support for that legislation, they can then position their own (or their families) financial interests to benefit from the consequence of passage. It is a process similar to insider trading on Wall Street, except the trading is based on knowing who will benefit from a legislative passage.
Yes, Democrats are the opponents; they are ideological enemies to freedom. However, Mitch McConnell is the man who builds the Trojan Horse.
The most transparent example of how DeceptiCon McConnell operates was the Trade Promotion Authority authorization that Mitch constructed in 2015 to help then President Obama advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
The pragmatic conservative base of GOP voters were against the TPP, because we could see how the trade deal would lead to more job losses in the U.S. However, the Obama White House, Wall Street DeceptiCons and Democrats needed to support it as required by their multinational donors.
Mitch McConnell created a legislative pathway for Obama to unilaterally construct a trade agreement by flipping the votes in the Senate under Trade Promotion Authority. Instead of Obama needing 60 ‘yea’ votes to support TPP, Mitch flipped the terms so that Obama needed 60 ‘nay’ votes to deny TPP. That’s what Trade Promotion Authority bill was really all about.
McConnell sneakily created a system so that all Republican Senators could give their base the illusion of voting against Obama’s TPP trade agreement, and yet the agreement still passed (which is what they wanted). That’s the way the DeceptiCons roll.
If you think this sounds similar to how Mitch recently helped change Senate rules so that Democrats could raise the debt ceiling on their own, you would not be wrong.
WASHINGTON DC – […] The Senate minority leader spent Tuesday selling his members on a convoluted strategy that would require at least 10 Republicans to approve legislation that would later allow Senate Democrats to raise the debt ceiling by a simple majority vote. After a leadership meeting and a Senate GOP lunch, McConnell said he’d done enough work to clinch the deal in a vote expected on Thursday. (read more)
So the Senate DeceptiCons once again *claimed* to be against the multi-trillion ‘Build Back Better’, fundamental change, spending bill. Yet they have facilitated the Democrats not having to negotiate or eliminate anything inside the BBB bill, by removing the leverage of the debt ceiling raise.
Yep, Uniparty gotta Uniparty – all courtesy of the Senate DeceptiCon caucus.
This, and the Machiavellian scheming and conniving they do to hide their UniParty alignment, is why I have openly said for 15 years, I hate them.