By now, you should already know that Mitch McConnell has declared war on conservatives. His strategy is to not help (and actively campaign against) conservative or tea party candidates in any primary, particularly when they are running against a Republican incumbent. Then, when they lose, he shows up on national television to gloat: ‘See, these far right extremists can’t win a simple primary. How can they win a general election?’ Of course, they might have won had he not actively worked against them, and actually provided a little aid.
It’s all about hurting the party intentionally to force people to abandon conservative founding principles. The country is severely damaged by default with this strategy. McConnell doesn’t care about the party, his constituents, or this country … only power.
I would like to point out that all the gains the GOP has made the past couple of elections have been tea party/conservative candidates (or at least those who ran as such). Moderate/establishment candidates have been falling by the wayside. This should be seen as a great success for the party and the country, but it’s all very troublesome for McConnell and his friends. Turns out, tea party/conservative candidates don’t much like corrupt dishonest good ‘ol boys.
So, naturally, Mitch has to double-down on his hate for conservative principles.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) didn’t merely say Tea Party candidates challenging him and other established Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections don’t pose much of a threat.
McConnell’s prediction is arguably more along the lines of fighting words.
“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell told the New York Times. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”
Now that election time is right around the corner, he’s been growing a pair against Democrats too.