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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 04:58 PM

Conservative group leaders call for McConnell to step down, adding fuel to GOP infighting

Source: The Washington Post




By Sean Sullivan October 11 at 1:37 PM

A constellation of conservative activists who have long clashed with congressional Republican leaders issued a joint call Wednesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top deputies to step down, marking the latest round of criticism the Kentucky Republican has received from members of his party.

In a letter to McConnell and in a joint news conference, the activists vented frustration with the Senate's lack of major legislative accomplishments this year, including their failure to undo the Affordable Care Act.

“It is time for you and your leadership team to step aside, for new leadership that is committed to the promises made to the American people,” says the letter, which is signed by six activists.

They did not immediately endorse a replacement for the job of majority leader.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/conservative-group-leaders-call-for-mcconnell-to-step-down-adding-fuel-to-gop-infighting/2017/10/11/082ad714-ae90-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html

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Reply Conservative group leaders call for McConnell to step down, adding fuel to GOP infighting (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 11 OP
0rganism Oct 11 #1
yuiyoshida Oct 11 #2
riversedge Oct 12 #12
Matthew28 Oct 11 #3
DonCoquixote Oct 11 #4
vkkv Oct 11 #5
Solly Mack Oct 11 #6
TomSlick Oct 11 #7
Plucketeer Oct 11 #10
keithbvadu2 Oct 11 #8
Thor_MN Oct 11 #9
sawasigndc Oct 11 #11
Honeycombe8 Oct 12 #13
Tanuki Oct 12 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:05 PM

1. one of the worst things about McConnell is he's now considered "mainstream"

his considered, deliberate viciousness and ruthlessness are not enough for the RWNJs.

unfortunately for us, he's a shrewd politician and will find a way to occupy a niche that guarantees him re-election as long as he cares to "serve" as senator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:07 PM

2. This is kind of like their "repeal and replace"

act. To Get rid of McConnell without replacing him with anyone until later, basically scale down government so you can drown it in the bathtub.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:38 AM

12. Yes, sure sounds like it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:15 PM

3. The far right won't be happy

until every protection, regulations protecting life and all wealth is giving over to the rich.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:17 PM

4. Normaly I would laugh

But just as Eric Cantor got replaced by Brat, I know the Mercers and Koches have someone twice as nuts in their bullpen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:18 PM

5. Dumb, Dumber and Dumbidnest !


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 05:20 PM

6. John Boehner is probably snickering right now.

Snort.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 06:13 PM

7. I'm sorry. I think this is funny as all hell.

Bannon threatening to primary sitting Repugnant Senators. The conservative "think tanks" calling for the Turtle's removal.

I love it when the other guys form circular firing squads.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 09:18 PM

10. Somebody needs to pop the boil

named Bannon. Of course, the perpetrator would have to have a Hazmat suit!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 06:29 PM

8. Also calls for Ryan and Pelosi to step down... Others want their 'turn'.

Also calls for Ryan and Pelosi to step down... Others want their 'turn'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:17 PM

9. " They did not immediately endorse a replacement"

 

Well, yeah, just about anyone would do a better job than turtle.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:49 PM

11. Worse. These are the FOUNDERS of the modern GOP.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/look-at-the-names-on-that-letter

More important is who the people are. Two of them have histories literally going back to the earliest days of the modern conservative movement.

First there’s Richard Viguerie, basically the inventor of right wing direct mail fundraising. In many ways Viguerie invented clickbait and fake news decades before the Internet. He’s 84.

Then there’s Brent Bozell. Bozell has lived his entire life in the sinecure right wing activism world, which some very unnice people are ungenerous enough to call the world of ‘wingnut welfare’. He founded the Media Research Center in 1987 – full-time yakking about ‘liberal media bias’. His father was L. Brent Bozell, Jr., partner with Bill Buckley is launching much of what we know as movement conservatism today. Among many other things he ghosted Barry Goldwater’s ‘Conscience of a Conservative’, a bible of young conservatives in the early 60s which helped launch his 1964 presidential run.

To the extent that Trump is something ‘new’ in the GOP firmament, these folks are as old as it gets. The other three all predate Trump and in key cases predate the Tea Party. Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots is the ‘newest’ person on the list.

This doesn’t mean they can’t write letters or that they’re not influential. But this is an example of what I think is really the truth. There’s no new anything. Trump is the candidate of the most unreconstructed elements of movement conservatism.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:56 AM

13. The Bannon group is going after both McConnell and Ryan. There's a takeover of the country

being attempted. Then we'll have not just a madman in the W.H., but controlling Congress, too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:49 AM

14. Turtle recall

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