At the Red State Gathering this past weekend, Senator Ted Cruz made a salient point that has been overlooked in Washington politics since the days of Reagan. Why is there always a presumption that Republicans will blink first during any legislative brinkmanship? Why would Republicans lose a fight over defunding Obamacare when the law is so unpopular with the public?
Well, although Ted Cruz and his allies are changing the political dynamic within the party, the answer to the question is quite simple. With finger likin’ frauds like Mitch McConnell running the party, of course there is a presumption that Republicans will blink first. He is too chicken to even sign onto Mike Lee’s letter pledging to defund Obamacare in any battle over the budget. In fact, he is coercing other members to stay away from the letter in order to join him in the chicken caucus of surrender.
With that degree of conviction, no wonder Democrats believe Republicans will always cave on their principles.
Just how much of a chicken is Mitch McConnell? After serving in Washington for almost 30 years, he is too scared to vouch for his record. Over the weekend, all the candidates for Senate from both parties spoke at the annual Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky. McConnell was too chicken to stick around for Matt Bevin’s speech, so he summarily took his toys and activists and went home. Instead, he relied on his campaign staff to put out another sneaky dishonest ad against Bevin. He’s not man enough to defend his refusal to fight Obamacare.
Fortunately, we have a man with courage running for Senate; a man who is willing to call out the most powerful elected official in the state. Here is Matt Bevin’s speech at Fancy Farm:
It’s hard to see Matt Bevin having any compunction about standing up to Harry Reid in the Senate. So which one is it? The chicken or the tiger?
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