Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 15, 2022 | Sundance
In an identical rehash of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell’s purge of Tea Party populism in 2012, a decade later Mitch McConnell gives his perspective on the 2022 midterm election by saying the MAGA populists were just too extreme for independent voters. If only, the professionally political would have listened to his program and made the white wine spritzer crowd comfier, Republicans would have won.
This is the exact same playbook McConnell used in 2012 to align with his Democrat party friends and destroy the Tea Party movement. Those who wear sweaters on their shoulders and live amid the high-minded tribes, were just “too frightened” of the unwashed Republican candidates in 2022. Seriously, those are his words, “too frightened.” WATCH:
Most casual political observers have absolutely no idea how McConnell works. However, for over a decade CTH has been trying –mostly failing– 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.
Keep in mind this is the same Mitch McConnell who was challenged by the audience during a 2017 Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky, about why he refused to support the election priorities of President Trump. McConnell responded, “I’d ask for a show of hands, but I know everybody’s saying, ‘been there, haven’t done anything,’ which I find extremely irritating — and I’m going to tell you why.”
McConnell continued, “a Congress goes on for two years. Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” he said. Then came the kicker, “our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the Democratic process.”
Ah, the customs, traditions and parliamentary norms of the Senate were to blame for republican intransigence on the Trump agenda. President Trump held “excessive expectations” as to what could be done to support the America-First agenda in the senate.
According to Mitch McConnell, it was Trump’s fault for thinking a Republican majority Senate would work to support the American middle-class.
Comments like that reveal for most what the true motive of Senator McConnell is all about. 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.
In fact, McConnell 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.
Indeed, the entire scheme is a rigged game, as Christopher Bedford realized last year and wrote in The Federalist [SEE HERE] after Mitch McConnell delivered his post-election impeachment floor speech. A ploy to destroy the MAGA movement with Trump removed:
THE FEDERALIST – […] “So what’s all behind this? After four years of yelling “MAGA!” while pushing his own classic, corporate Republican policies, McConnell had hoped to rid himself and his conference of the conservative populist nationalism the former president had championed and go back to the way things were.
He wants a return to promising to tackle illegal immigration before winking at corporate America that nothing will change. He wants to raise money on fighting the abortion of our infants while comfortably lifting nary a finger. He wants to shrug and change the subject when asked about men dominating women’s sports and using women’s bathrooms. He wants fewer taxes and more wars. Hell, he wants someone to blame for the Republican losses in the Georgia special election, and with them the loss of his seat at the head of the Senate.
Instead, his push to impeach ended with rebuke from his own conference. Angry and embarrassed, he blamed his own colleagues as well as the former president, performing a 20-minute attack ad for the left to use on Republicans for the next election cycle and beyond.” (read more)
Through his power structure, McConnell directly controls about 8 to 15 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, Romney, and now, Tim Scott]
McConnell has a well-used playbook he deploys to retain power at all costs and select candidates that will be indebted to his Senate schemes. The 2022 Senate candidates have been up against the same Mitch McConnell club machine that readers here are very familiar with.
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].
For those who follow the deep weeds of politics, McConnell’s schemes are brutally transparent. For the remaining 97% of the voting electorate, they still don’t understand how the UniParty works. Decepticon leader McConnell doesn’t want the American electorate to see purchased Senate Republicans voting NO on border security.
McConnell must preserve the trough. Yes, Democrats are ‘our’ opponents; they are ideological enemies to freedom and a constitutional republic. However, just as dangerous an enemy is Mitch McConnell; the man who builds and fills the Trojan Horses that are presented to the voters every two years in order to maintain the illusion of choice.