“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mitch McConnell's Failure of Leadership

It's doubtful that the GOP will retake the Senate this November. However, if they do, I hope that the newly-elected Republicans will help give the inept Mitch McConnell a shove out of the leadership.

As the Wall Street Journal's editorial page noted this week, McConnell displayed a signal incompetence in allowing the disastrous FINREG bill to not only gain cloture, but actually pass. All in the name of 'we have to do SOMETHING.'

This isn't going to improve things in the financial sector. And it's not even clear it can win elections.

Why didn't McConnell take to the airwaves and make the rounds of the cable news networks with a clear, concise, factually pitch to explain the GOP's issues with Dodd's terrible bill, and their better ideas?

This tactic of capitulating to the Democrats and their poster boy for corruption, Chris Dodd, is just not cutting it.

McConnell is showing his true colors as a card-carrying member of the Old Guard. He needs to go, too, when the Republicans retake the Senate.

God help us if both the perennially-tanned John Boehner becomes Speaker, and McConnell Senate Majority Leader. All those independents, like me, who are fed up with Wonderboy & Co., will question whether the GOP Congressional delegations have really gotten the point of what will hopefully be fundamentally-realigning elections this fall.

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