Freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading a historic fight against a corrupt government and the old white men of his party are bailing on him. Makes me ask myself, why? Why are entrenched Senate Republicans thumbing their noses at Senator Cruz's noble efforts to shut down Harry Reid and Barrack Obama?
After 30 years in politics, is McConnell that apprehensive about his 2014 campaign?
Make no mistake America, this is bigger than Obamacare. This is about the old guard versus the new. This is about reining in an out of control government---a Republican and Democrat government. Personally, I like the new. So let us look at the old Kentucky Senator. The minority leader, as they call him. Let us see if we can figure out what makes him tick.
Mitch McConnell is the ninth wealthiest Senator in the US Congress. No wonder he does not give a hoot about anyone, but Mitch McConnell. Depending on the source, records indicate Senate Majority Leader McConnell has a net worth of somewhere between $10 and $45 million dollars. Either way, not bad for a man whose highest salary for the past 30 years is $174,000.
Today, Senator McConnell has over $9.5 million dollars in his campaign bank account. FEC records list Citigroup Inc., Kindred Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and NorPAC as his top five campaign fund contributors.
It gets better.
On October 8, 2013, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in McCutcheon vs. Federal Elections Commission (FEC). Although Senate Minority leader McConnell does not have time to aid a valuable Republican filibuster effort, he will be taking the time granted to present a 30-minute oral argument in McCutcheon vs. FEC. Yes, you heard me correctly. A sitting US Senator will be arguing a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
It gets even better.
Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama---not Kentucky---businessman, is seeking to have the campaign contribution limits set by the FEC eliminated. Mr. McCutcheon seems to feel his free speech is excessively restrained by the Federal Election Commission campaign contribution limits. I suppose Mr. McCutcheon has a big bag of money "old white men" Republican Senators McConnell, McCain, Graham, and Cornyn need to defeat their opponents in 2014; opponents, which more than likely will be Republican primary candidates. Never the less, litigator Mitch McConnell has time to run to the rescue.
However, the Senate Minority leader does not have the time to support Republican young guns efforts to rein in government overreach. Moreover, McConnell and his fellow Senate RINOs have plenty of time to criticize and condemn. He thinks this is a foolish. It is a disaster. It is going to fail.
McConnell has plenty of time to undermine, plenty of time to argue a Supreme Court case for a big cash cow, but to stand with Ted Cruz and the first genuine group of U.S. Senators---in recent memory---who stood up to Barrack Obama and his pet gerbil Harry Reid--- McConnell thinks that is the wrong way to go.
Is this what substitutes for representation these days?
America, we are losing our national soul to the wealthy elite. Elite purchasing elections. Purchased and handed to articulate errand boys and girls with the correct family lineage or political contacts. The number one influence in everything that moves and shakes in Washington is money. Now the big corporate players want to remove YOU from the game completely. If you thought, you felt disfranchised now wait until the masters of the universe really get started pumping money into the campaign funds of political hacks like Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid.
I hope McConnell is as poor a litigator as he is a legislator. If he and his big pockets buddy prevail on Oct. 8, the victory will be a win for big government---establishment Republicans and Democrats---and a loss for the average American. Remember America, there are just as many elite on the right as the left.
Nothing-personal Kentucky, but your State Senator is turncoat. In addition, from one Texan to another John Cornyn, you need to start looking for a job, son.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.