By: Dick Manasseri
McConnell has a ‘Tea Party’ challenger
The Boston Red Sox may have won the World Series last week, but the boys in the GOP are still playing “hardball.”
According to AllahPundit: “You have the most influential GOP establishment fundraising arm declaring war on the most influential grassroots tea-party fundraising arm, which has already declared war on the establishment.”
“This is happening because Mitch McConnell is having a complete meltdown,” adds Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservative Fund. “He can’t defend his record, so he’s threatening and attacking everyone who disagrees with him. He’s so rattled, he has decided to declare war on the entire conservative movement, which represents the very people he needs to win re-election.”
The declaration-of-war has been duly accepted, and the Madison Project, like the Senate Conservative Fund, has identified the failed leadership of McConnell as the reason he should be their “primary target” for 2014. Both groups have endorsed Matt Bevin to challenge the GOP Senate leader in the Kentucky Republican Primary next summer. Even the New York Times is paying attention to Matt Bevin due to the strategic nature of this battle.
McConnell has become an expert at the “inside baseball” that he plays every day with Harry Reid; he voted to fund Obamacare and even stole an extra base by getting the Kentucky Kickback included in the otherwise “clean” continuing resolution.
It remains to be seen how many people who have been hit by the Obamacare screwball will recognize Mitch as the pitcher who could have “waved off the sign” from Harry Reid and just walked off the mound with Team Cruz.
How many out-of-state people will throw their support behind Bevin and retire McConnell? Only time will tell.
Dick Manasseri, a resident of Rochester Hills, is a big fan of the US Constitution, doing whatever he can to preserve and protect it for his children and grandchildren.