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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 01:19 PM

Republicans and their propagandists have created a monster, now they can't get it back in the cage..


Will Mitch McConnell Be Resigning Next?

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00
By Robin Marty, Care2 | News Analysis


Last week, Tea Party members of Congress scored a coup at the announcement that Speaker of the House John Boehner would resign, effective at the end of October. Boehner, who long irritated the far right wing of the political body with his insistence that compromise must happen and that maybe grinding the federal government to a halt in order to get one's way isn't the best way to run a country, allegedly offered his resignation as an appeasement for getting a clean continuing resolution on the federal budget. But politicos also see the move as a way of avoiding being ousted from the Speakership, and a means of saving face, politically, too. The obvious question being, who is next on the chopping block?

The answer? It very well might be the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell.

McConnell, a longtime Republican senator from Kentucky, was quite lucky to make it back to Congress in 2014 in the first place. First challenged in a primary by the Tea Party faction, then duking it out in a close and highly contested general, McConnell promised the GOP he would be their champion should he win reelection, especially should the Republicans gain a majority in Senate and he be offered the leadership position.

Republicans got their wish on Election Day, with a majority in the Senate to match their majority in the House, and no doubt looked forward to a chance to push ahead a conservative agenda that would block the progressive policies favored by the White House. Instead, all they have seen so far is a lot of stalemates.

Viewing McConnell as just as much an impediment to true conservative governing as Boehner was, the GOP is now clamoring for the Majority Leader to step down next. The first calling for his resignation? Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, who is a member of the Tea Party House caucus. ................(more)

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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 01:20 PM

1. Will McTurtle have to return to his shell?

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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 01:21 PM

2. No chance.

The senate isn't run the way the House is. There aren't as many tea party members to try to oust the current leaders. They'd be forced to actually legislate as opposed to obstruct.

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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 01:31 PM

3. Ha ha! The author said "conservative governing"!

There is no such thing.

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