Senate Majority Leader Mitch “Kentucky Kickback” McConnell is the epitome of the slimy, corrupt, career politician – exactly the type that the Trump revolution is fighting. Loyalty to party – let alone the country – is a fungible commodity to McConnell as has been on display in his endless series of deals with Emperor Barack Obama. The turtle-faced senior senator from the Bluegrass State always talks a good game just as he is with his dog and pony show opposition to Obama getting to pick a replacement for deceased SCOTUS judge Antonin Scalia, but he is at heart a treacherous swine who would sell his own mother down the river if it benefited him politically. As with the rest of the entrenched GOPe establishment, McConnell sees his grip on the spoils system facing an existential threat by the rise of Trump and like the rest of the bought and paid for RNC-Wall Street-Chamber of Commerce axis of avarice is plotting to thwart the will of the voters before the election to keep him out of the Oval Office.
In an epic story from the damned liberal New York Times chronicling the Republican establishment efforts to sink Trump, it is noted that McConnell is scheming to throw his own party’s likely nominee under the bus. The article is entitled “Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump” and despite the place of publication is well worth the time spent reading. The story details the frantic insider efforts to derail the Donald even if it means losing the White House to Hillary Clinton which an increasingly likely brokered convention would surely result in.
McConnell’s treachery and his anger at John Kasich at not dropping out to support Marco Rubio is buried deep within the NYT piece:
In Washington, Mr. Kasich’s persistence in the race has become a source of frustration. At Senate luncheons on Wednesday and Thursday, Republican lawmakers vented about Mr. Kasich’s intransigence, calling it selfishness.
One senior Republican senator, noting that Mr. Kasich has truly contested only one of the first four states, complained: “He’s just flailing his arms around and having a wonderful time going around the country, and it just drives me up the wall.”
Mr. McConnell was especially vocal, describing Mr. Kasich’s persistence as irrational because he has no plausible path to the nomination, several senators said.
While still hopeful that Mr. Rubio might prevail, Mr. McConnell has begun preparing senators for the prospect of a Trump nomination, assuring them that, if it threatened to harm them in the general election, they could run negative ads about Mr. Trump to create space between him and Republican senators seeking re-election. Mr. McConnell has raised the possibility of treating Mr. Trump’s loss as a given and describing a Republican Senate to voters as a necessary check on a President Hillary Clinton, according to senators at the lunches.
He has reminded colleagues of his own 1996 re-election campaign, when he won comfortably amid President Bill Clinton’s easy re-election. Of Mr. Trump, Mr. McConnell has said, “We’ll drop him like a hot rock,” according to his colleagues.
That’s what our illustrious elected “leaders” really care about – protecting their own ill-gotten gains and saving their own asses even if it means undermining a Republican presidential candidate who is not an insider. Ironic in that McConnell bears a large share of responsibility for creating the climate for Trump to be the nominee, so angry were voters after they turned out in droves back in November 2014 only to soon afterwards be shanked in the back by McConnell and pickled liver drunk John Boehner.
The Times piece also describes how the egomaniac loser Mitt Romney still plays a key role within the party establishment, even to the point of offering himself up as the alternative to Trump and he would be the biggest ‘winner’ at the brokered convention. McConnell and his ilk have a lot of gall to blast Kasich for his “selfishness” while continuing to consort with Romney whose own sense of entitlement and bitterness could be the final twist of the knife that results in the Clinton Restoration. That would be just fine with these guys.