Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 13, 2022 | Sundance
DeceptiCon ruler Mitch McConnell is the ultimate abuser in the relationship of the Republican Party to its base of voters.
During a series of remarks at a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce convention Tuesday, the Senate Minority Leader went right back to his familiar pattern of telling voters they should listen to who he says is acceptable or not acceptable as a 2022 Republican candidate.
Those of you who have walked the deep political weeds with us, will remember the battles against McConnell’s uniparty wing in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 races. This is where McConnell and McCain famously called the base of the GOP “whack-o-birds” and “jihobbits” for supporting unsanctioned Senate candidates like Scott Brown, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Tom Cotton, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and more.
(KENTUCKY) – […] McConnell, speaking at a chamber event in Kentucky, said that 1994 had been the best year for Republicans and that the atmosphere heading into November “is better than it was in 1994.”
“From an atmospheric point of view, it’s a perfect storm of problems for the Democrats,” McConnell said. “How could you screw this up? It’s actually possible. And we’ve had some experience with that in the past.”
“In the Senate, if you look at where we have to compete in order to get into a majority, there are places that are competitive in the general election. So you can’t nominate somebody who’s just sort of unacceptable to a broader group of people and win. We had that experience in 2010 and 2012,” McConnell added. (read more)
This guy is such a profound manipulator it is
almost sickening. After the 2008 election, the Democrats had a 60-seat majority. A veto-proof majority. Mitch was the minority with 40 Republican senators in January 2009. It was the Tea Party that changed it all around, starting with Scott Brown in December of 2009.
In the specific races McConnell points out in 2010 and 2012 were races where the Tea Party base of the GOP actually produced more seats for the Republicans, culminating in a successful majority reestablished in the Senate in 2014. The Republicans did nothing with that majority and couldn’t even get rid of the Obamacare mandate which they campaigned on with eight years of promises.