Mitch McConnell Resigns! (For the good of the Country)

In 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States after he was mired in the Watergate scandal.

In 1990, Margaret Thatcher resigned as British prime minister after narrowly failing to win outright in the first Round of a leadership contest.

In 2002, Trent Lott resigned as Senate Republican leader after making some controversial remarks at the100th birthday party of fellow senator, Strom Thurmond.

In 2004, George Tenet resigned as Director of the CIA in the wake of criticism of the agency’s approach to the intelligence used to support the 2003 Iraq War.

In 2010, Yukio Hatoyama resigned as prime minister of Japan after breaking a campaign promise to close an American military base on the island of Okinawa.

In 2016, David Cameron resigned as prime minister of the United Kingdom after its citizens voted to leave the European Union

In 2017, Mitch McConnell resigned as Senate Majority Leader after failing to deliver a vote to repeal Obamacare.  

Okay, I was dreaming about Mitch McConnell.  There is no way, this self-serving, self-absorbed politician with an inflated sense of self-worth is ever going to step down, for the good of the party, for the good of the country…but if he had an ounce of decency, he would.

In the examples above, some of those leaders did the honorable thing.  Others saw the handwriting on the wall.  Still others were nudged or pushed out.   In McConnell’s case it would take a giant crowbar wielded by the Incredible Hulk.

His embarrassing statements before a Rotary Club in Kentucky on Monday illustrate my point.  Instead of accepting the blame for his failure. like a man, McConnell lashed out against the “perception” that his is a do-nothing Senate.  He laid the blame squarely at the feet of Trump, saying “Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.”

McConnell went on to explain, “Part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines — unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating — may not have been fully understood.”

That’s it.  The people and the president are just too dumb to understand how this thing works.

No, Mr. McConnell, we do understand and so does the president.  You and the other politicians have obscured the legislative process in order to try to fool us into thinking you are doing something when you are not.  This has allowed you, on occasions too numerous to mention, to vote for a bill while working all the while to see that it is defeated.  That’s why Trump came to Washington promising to “drain the swamp.”

Part of draining the swamp necessitates getting rid of the arcane rule called the filibuster.  That would make the legislative process in the Senate transparent.  Without the filibuster, even a child would know who to blame for a bill’s success or failure.

To your credit, you did it for the vote on Neil Gorsuch.  Getting him on the Supreme Court was your only real accomplishment. Was Gorsuch simply a payoff for getting your wife appointed Secretary of Transportation?

Does that mean that all bets are now off and you will go back to your old ways?

But let’s say, for argument’s sake, that McConnell’s heart is now in the right place. It is clear that he has lost the ability to lead, if, indeed, he ever had it.

In 2014, when McConnell was up for re-election, he blamed his ineffectiveness on Democrat control, so he was re-elected in Kentucky and we gave him control of the Upper Chamber.  In 2016, McConnell blamed his ineffectiveness on Obama, so we gave him the White House. Now he wants to blame the Republican president for raising expectations.  Please!

McConnell should take a cue from Matt Bevin, the man he defeated in the Republican Primary in 2014, who went on to become Kentucky’s governor.

Bevin has stayed true to his conservative principles.  In the beginning, when he tried to cut the state’s out-of-control budget, Bevin was extremely unpopular. Now that many of his policies have been implemented, voters are beginning to understand that he is doing the right thing for the state and his numbers are steadily rising.

Presently, Trump’s average approval rating is only 38 percent, but Mitch McConnell’s is down around 18 percent, or less than half of Trump’s.   Clearly, it is time for him to get out of the way!

 

3 thoughts on “Mitch McConnell Resigns! (For the good of the Country)

  1. I spent years working with welfare recipients and SSI recipients, many of them street criminals, and finally realized that the majority of them were spoiled and vicious four year old children with the bodies and passions of adults. They were self absorbed and lived in the eternal present…me, me, me, right now!
    Leftist and RINO politicians like Mitch, Graham, McCain, etc., have the same mentality. They are, all of them, a luxury we can no longer afford.

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  2. The problem with swamp politicians like Mitch McConnell is that they don’t know where their bread is buttered! He stood there with his arms crossed as McCain gave a thumbs down to the Repeal and Replace. The least he could have done was grabbed his arm! He’s head of the senate for goodness sake, stop McCain and you get your win!

    Although the Obamacare vote was atrocious, I’m most angered and humiliated by the vote to enforce sanctions against an innocent country, Russia! That’s leadership Mr McConnell? Whey not sanctions against Ukraine for shooting down an innocent airliner two years ago? No, you support a Clinton/Obama plot against Russia, a country that has lead the way for Christian Principles since Mr Putin has been in office.

    At my last meeting of the Council of Conservative Citizens we discussed ways we could attack this from a grassroots level, including providing information to Russia that would get them to help us defeat McConnell. Also, good news about the 700 deep state spys thrown out of Russia. Good Riddance! Mr TRUMP is right, we’re a better off country without a bunch of spys traipsing through a beloved ally!

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  3. Let us be vigilant that another forced resignation doesn’t happen with President Trump. The present procedures being followed by Mueller and his almost two dozen cohorts is ominous. I’m currently halfway thru Geoff Shepard’s book (published last year) titled “The Real Watergate Scandal.” It shows the path that Mueller and his sidekicks are following right now. During the railroading of President Nixon, the chief prosecutor met secretly with the presiding judge (Sirica) at least eight times, a collusion that has been uncovered via in depth research and published with copies of references to back up Shepard’s conclusions that the real Watergate scandal was the collusion and railroading of Richard Nixon out of office. While we are sidetracked by the media in diverting our attention to serious but lesser things, the formation of a “get Trump” group is developing a strong foundation for their thrust to “dump Trump.” The resignations needed are the recusing (or firing by Sessions) of Mueller and the Democrat Party team he has assembled so we get justice and not a kangaroo court.

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