Monday, December 2, 2013

Republicans Need to Stand Up to Conservatives?

Republicans Need to Stand Up to Conservatives?
Al Ritter 

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seems to think that “Conservatives” are giving conservatism a bad name! 

If you need to read that sentence over, now would be a good time. Sen. McConnell obviously thinks he IS a conservative, and sees a challenge by a Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin as an invasion of his personal “good ol’ boys” network of moderate republican senators. 

It seems funny to me that the Tea Party is under represented in both the House and Senate, and yet the citizens who consider themselves “republicans” more closely associate themselves as having Tea Party traits rather than moderate republican traits 51% to 49%. 

“There were people who were basically afraid of conservatives, frankly,” McConnell said. “It’s time for people to stand up to this sort of thing.” 

If Mitch McConnell actually believes what he said this week it would appear that this could be the election he loses his Senate seat, and sadly he would rather cling to his antiquated idea of the party and lose the election rather than mold his views to a new republican party that more closely mirrors the values of the old republican party of the past. 

The real question is; Is Matt Bevin dynamic enough to come forth as a powerful voice of the Tea Party, or will Sen. McConnell’s Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes overcome her one point polling deficit (40-39)?  

In the words of Hillary Clinton……..if given the choice between a Democrat or a moderate Republican

“What difference does it make?”


Kevin Bryant said...

It's been 8 years beyond time for McConnell to go. You can add McCain, Flake, Graham and Cornyn to the list. Sad about Flake, I liked him until the "establishment" got him.

Grant Burmer said...

It has always intrigued me how the Republican party (Those Elected) have so isolated themselves from real society that they cannot see beyond the 23 miles square they live in. Talk about clueless.

bud s said...


barb p said...

It surprises me how many republicans think so different than the

Republican party I originally became a party I think of myself

as a Conservative not a Republican...

republican patriot said...

Me too Barb, me too!