by DAVID BOSSIE
During the primary season of 2012, Senator
was expecting millions in establishment cash to propel Texas’ Lt. Governor David Dewhurst to the United States Senate. Dewhurst, in McConnell’s mind, would be another political asset for him, in his decades-long dream to become Senate Majority Leader. Dewhurst looked and acted the part. McConnell envisioned Dewhurst would become part of the establishment in the U.S. Senate and most importantly, someone who would never stand up to McConnell or confront the failed status quo.
But on July 31, 2012, conservative grassroots voters in Texas had a different idea. Those Texans were truly ahead of the curve; they already knew what millions now know so well – that Washington is broken and that Americans are being lied to by career politicians like Mitch McConnell. Those courageous voters listened to
Cruz’s message of speaking truth to power and sent him to the United States Senate. This was certainly a historic election for anti-establishment forces. However, no one could have foreseen just how critically important it would turn out to be.
Fast-forward to the summer of 2015. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz has made good on his core promise to be the voice that would hold the Washington cartel accountable. Cruz has become the one elected official in Washington who will reliably call out the establishment every time it breaks a promise or kicks our nation’s biggest problems down the road for another day. And Mitch McConnell is tired of it. In fact, McConnell is so tired of Cruz’s courage and honesty, he appears determined to use every parliamentary tactic available to deny Ted Cruz time on the Senate floor to debate the important issues facing our country.
McConnell’s personal vendetta against Cruz has taken center stage once again this week, and it’s clear that McConnell has abandoned standing up for conservative Republican values or fighting Obama’s leftwing agenda in order to destroy Ted Cruz. The Republican Leader in the Senate should make President Obama defend those atrocious Planned Parenthood videos and force him to veto the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But Mitch McConnell thinks it’s a better idea to attack Ted Cruz. The Republican Congress should not pass any legislation that busts the budget caps. But Mitch McConnell will come up with a reason to bust the caps and attack Ted Cruz for standing on principle. The Republican Congress should make President Obama veto the repeal of Obamacare, border security, and countless other conservative policies the American people expect this Congress to deal with. Instead, Mitch McConnell and his leadership team appear poised to enact every letter of President Obama’s agenda just to spite Ted Cruz. Mitch McConnell is melting down.
McConnell has grown completely out of touch with the American people during his three decades in Washington. Even in the face of conservative grassroots activists driving House Speaker
from power for losing touch with voters, McConnell’s cynical instincts tell him to dig in and reject the very ideals that made him majority leader.
Ted Cruz is running for President with a very clear message. He wants to be the President who will finally take on the Washington cartel that Mitch McConnell presides over. Cruz is well-positioned to go the distance in his bid for the Republican nomination. But, if Senator Cruz doesn’t find himself at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he will be returning to the Senate as the most powerful conservative in America. Either way, Mitch McConnell is on notice – the days of honoring himself and his power will soon come to an end.
BY RUSS HEPLER
Senate Majority Leader – “Twitchy Mitchy” McConnell – is not known for standing up for what he believes in. He is a consummate Washington politician who is as slippery and slimy as they come.
Even though the American people gave McConnell and his friends control of Congress via the last two elections specifically to halt the Obama agenda, McConnell has done little more than roll over constantly to Obama’s will.
And, he usually does so without even a fight.
Now, he has once again signaled his intentions to surrender to the Obama Administration; once again without fighting for what is right.
The Hill has the story:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017.
“The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.”
Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue for medical research. Planned Parenthood, while apologizing for the tone, denies any wrongdoing, saying officials are discussing legal compensation for expenses and pointing to an analysis that the videos are heavily edited.
McConnell said that the Senate would vote again on defunding Planned Parenthood after a failed Senate vote last month, but he said that the votes are not there.
“We just don’t have the votes to get the outcome that we’d like,” he said. “Again, the president has the pen to sign it. If he doesn’t sign it, it doesn’t happen. But, yeah, we voted on that already in the Senate, we’ll vote on it again, but I would remind all of your viewers the way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it and the president has to sign it.”
Once again, McConnell is playing “fast and loose” with the truth. He destroyed the best chance the Senate had to kill funding for Planned Parenthood in July by refusing to attach defunding to the Highway Bill.
This would have been the best opportunity the Republicans had to make sure the bill passed given that the President was very unlikely to veto the “must-pass” highway bill.
He later allowed a “stand alone” vote on defunding which he knew would come up short of the 60 votes needed.
But, McConnell is not finished with his surrender at this point as The Hill explains:
However, McConnell will be under pressure from members, like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and other presidential candidates not to include any Planned Parenthood funding in the larger government spending bill this fall. If President Obama then vetoed that bill, as expected, there would be a government shutdown.
McConnell vowed last month that the government will not shut down over the issue, noting the failure of previous Republican efforts and saying, “We’ve been down this path before.”
Still, even some establishment Republicans have said they would have trouble voting for a spending bill that included Planned Parenthood funds.
Since McConnell is more afraid of the Washington press than he is the American people, he refuses to fight with all the weapons in his Constitutional arsenal.
By refusing to force Obama to shut down the government if the President vetoes the defunding aspect of a larger bill, for fear he would be blamed by Obama’s sycophantic media lap dogs, McConnell has bowed to the will of the Obama Administration once again.
At this point it’s hard to tell which Republican leader in Congress – McConnell in the Senate, or Boehner in the House – has been worse.
Both are abject failures for the American people.
President Obama and his radical leftists are laughing at both of them, and the rest of us, while they push ahead with their plans to “fundamentally transform” America into a socialist wasteland.
The real losers in McConnell’s gross cowardice are all the babies that will be murdered and their bodies chopped up and sold by Planned Parenthood in their dead baby organ trafficking operation.
BY RICK WELLS
The only man who is less believable in anything he says than Mitch McConnell is Hussein Obama, but they’re close. On Monday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who engineered the current “powerlessness to do anything” situation with regards to the Iran deal, attempted to slip himself off of the hook of culpability.
He told a gathering of his cronies at a local chamber of commerce that he’d really like to do something to stop the Iran deal, but that it appears to be up to the Democrats to kill it. What leadership! He’s just like Smedley Butler, only unencumbered by honesty, patriotism and strength of character.
McConnell said that the Obama fiasco has “a great likelihood of success” in being approved since the threshold was lowered to that of a 34 Senators needed to sustain a “presidential” veto. That little jewel of abdication of Constitutional responsibility of the Senate to ratify treaties was delivered to Obama by the same hand-wringing sellout politician, with some help from his closest comrades, Sen Bob “Corruption” Corker and John “Songbird” McCain, but there’s plenty of blame to go around.
As if to say “don’t blame me for what I did for Obama,” McConnell told the gathering “He can win by getting one-third plus one of either house,” a figure half of what it would have been, had the Constitution been followed and McConnell not chosen to simply hand nuclear weapons and billions of dollars to the terrorist nation. One has to wonder just how large the bribe had to be to persuade the treasonous McConnell to enable nuclear Armageddon.
Traitor Mitch said, “What I’m pretty confident of is sustaining the veto will be an entirely Democratic exercise,” again distancing himself as best he can from the situation he created. He noted, “Sen Schumer coming out against the deal was helpful.”
McConnell added, “I hope we can defeat it, but the procedure is obviously stacked in the ‘president’s’ favor. And we’ll see.”
We already see, Mitch. You’re a snake, a tool of the corporate machine that is going to become incredibly wealthy as the result of a conventional and nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
It will end up being one of those one or two vote squeakers, with lawmakers in both chambers able to position themselves for protection as best as they can from the American people while still approving the financial bonanza created for the corporate puppet masters. The fact that their reckless profiteering is endangering the entire world is not a consideration.
We’ve seen this play out too many times, McConnell. You’re a traitor and you’re not fooling anybody. He’d better pray the people don’t regain control of this nation. He’ll be one of the first to be held accountable.
Rick Wells is a conservative writer who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please “Like” him on Facebook, “Follow” him on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us & www.truthburgers.com .
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Companies say they never gave money to organisation
BY STEVE WATSON
Republicans in the Senate are moving swiftly forward with plans to defund Planned Parenthood as gruesome videos exposing the organisation’s involvement in fetal organ harvesting continue to emerge.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has appointed Sen. Joni Ernst to head up a group who will have the responsibility “to craft a measure to deal with these horrendous videos.”
Ernst has previously been targeted by Planned Parenthood, which conducted a $500,000 smear campaignlast year during the mid term elections to publicise Ernst’s opposition to abortion.
The group, which includes Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) who have already introduced legislation to defund the ‘non-profit’ organisation, met yesterday afternoon to discuss the way forward.
“It’s our plan to have a vote on proceeding to a measure that they support sometime before we break for the August recess,” McConnell announced.
Responding to the announcement over the upcoming defunding vote, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid responded bluntly “Good luck with that.”
After the meeting, Rand Paul, accompanied by Sen. Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson, attended an anti-abortion rally in Washington D.C.
They called for a criminal investigation to be opened, including looking into local Planned Parenthood affiliates, as well as congressional hearings.
“When we see the truth, after the time for truth comes a time for action,” Cruz said. “Today is the time for action. Today, the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into…whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law.”
“When you have multiple individuals caught on tape apparently admitting to multiple felonies that carry with them long jail times, justice must be served,” Cruz added.
Rand Paul vowed to defund the organisation, and also noted that Hillary Clinton has received donations from Planned Parenthood toward her presidential campaign.
“This callous disregard expressed over wine and cheese should…infuriate us all,” Paul urged. “We should stop once and for all any penny of money going to Planned Parenthood. And I’m calling today for Hillary Clinton to return the money she’s been receiving from Planned Parenthood officials. The time is now to take a stand.”
Meanwhile, a host of companies have attempted to distance themselves from the abortion providers, with some even claiming that they have never donated or sponsored Planned Parenthood, despite being listed on the organisation’s website as having done so.
As reported by Breitbart, Planned Parenthood had published the company names on the website of its Washington, DC, chapter, claiming that companies such as American Express, Microsoft and Verizon were donators, or had a policy of matching charitable contributions to Planned Parenthood from employees.
However, when Coca-Cola became the third corporation to ask to be taken off the list, Planned Parenthood took it down altogether. A similar list on the national PP website now leads to a 404 page.
Xerox and Ford Motor Company had also demanded their names be removed. “We have never been a donor to Planned Parenthood,” a spokeswoman for Ford Motor Company told FoxNews.com. “And we haven’t matched employee contributions since 2005.”
I hear a lot of people question why so many people are supporting Donald Trump. Even people who have really never cared for him. Really, there is no mystery here. Conservative voters are tired of voting for candidates that promise them the Earth, the Moon and the stars above, but quickly walk back their words when they feel a little heat and fail to follow through should they be elected. Remember how many candidates like Mia Love promised voters that they would vote against John Boehner should they win their election, just to immediately go back on their word and vote for him? And need I even go into why I hate Boehner and McConnell?
This is why Trump is getting people to pay 100 dollars for scalped tickets that he gave away for free. They want to hear someone speak from their heart and express their feelings and he makes them believe he will do as he says because he refuses to back down from the thought police, liberals or the p^**y republicans wringing their hands over his correct assertion that illegals commit a large number of heinous crimes.
The 2014 election was supposed to be about illegal immigration and wide open borders. We did our part and came out in large numbers and voted republican because we believed that once they controlled both the House and the Senate, they would finally stand up to Obama and his illegal policies. Instead, it’s been a race to see who can give in to Obama the quickest.
Boehner: I can capitulate in just five words.
McConnell: Well, I can give in in just four.
Obama: I own you all.
McConnell: Those were the four words. I surrender.
Trump has gone into some of the most hostile settings possible and has not given an inch and liberals hate that. They are used to bullying republicans into submission. Let’s face it, the guy is a billionaire and is used to getting his way and has learned to stand up against those in business who are just looking to get over. The press and liberal politicians are amateurs in comparison.
President can now present trade bills to Congress for up or down vote…
THANK YOU REPUBLICANS!
President Barack Obama signed a bill giving him “fast-track” powers to conduct and conclude trade legislation. The bill was approved by Congress last week after months of contentious debate and several difficult votes.
In addition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), as the fast-track bill is officially called, the president signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) act, extending aid to US workers who might lose their jobs as a consequence of free-trade deals.
The two bills were originally bundled together in both the Senate and the House of Representatives as a way of securing bipartisan support. However, Obama faced an uphill battle within his own party, as the House Democrats rejected TAA in order to hold TPA hostage.
After weeks of talks with party leadership and several close roll calls in both the House and the Senate, the bills were voted on separately and approved last week. Most Republican lawmakers backed the president, whose insistence on the trade deals strained relations with the Democrats’ traditional power base of labor unions and environmental groups.