When my husband joined the Army, he was bombarded with questions to discover whether or not he had a history of drug use or financial distress. When he applied for his security clearance, he was subjected to extensive background checks to verify the answers to those questions. Most soldiers go through these necessary procedures for one reason. Someone who has used drugs can be rehabilitated and function just like anyone else. Someone who has been in financial trouble can reverse their fortune and live responsibly. A soldier’s past is examined to ensure that he or she is less likely to relapse into the same problems and allow an opportunity for an enemy to turn the soldier by using drugs or money. Plain and simple, a weak person is a target for leverage.
Mitch McConnell started his political career with the best intentions. He has an outstanding record on pro-life voting and the protection of the 2nd Amendment. When it comes to fiscal responsibility and individual liberty, he has eroded. Over time, McConnell has learned that as a mediocre political figure, he has to steal American tax dollars in order to be re-elected. Time and again, he has brought substantial pork home to Kentucky. The projects he has earmarked have given him power, job security, and in his own words, “clout.” This has developed into an addiction. McConnell is the senator who repeatedly barks about a ban on earmarks while ranking in the top of his peers for earmarked money. By some estimates, McConnell actually requests more pork than anyone else. McConnell was personally responsible for $1.5 billion in earmark requests during the “transparency years” of 2008-2010. Most recently, McConnell was paid off with another $2.9 billion for the shutdown deal. He comprises every time; these prices are small for democrats to pay. The guys he is negotiating with love to write government checks. For democrats, they are giving McConnell $100 worth of presents for a $20,000 car. Great deal. For McConnell, it is like he is negotiating for Christmas presents for his grandkids by trading in his unknowing neighbor’s car. Easy enough.
Like any other addict, Mitch McConnell is taken advantage of by those who see his weakness. Like a prostitute turning tricks to make it from one high to the next, McConnell is used and abused regularly. He has followed the same routine for decades: talk tough, concede for a kickback, save face, rinse and repeat. Take a look at his voting record and it is plain to see McConnell is not firm on very many convictions, save for gun control and abortion. He has lain down, flip flopped, and weaseled into whatever vote will get him more pork. His cornerstone belief is that he is in his rightful place; he will do anything to stay there.
Mitch McConnell does not stand on principle, he stands on the throats of the taxpayers that line the pockets of his big donors and fund his pet projects. He even bragged about his sleazy tactics to justify his reelection when he feared defeat in 2008.
“The biggest issue in this race is whether or not our small state is going to continue to have a person of significant clout in Washington or whether we are to trade that person in for a rookie.”
He knows he is inadequate, but hey, he can bring in more pork than the other guy. Mitch McConnell is nothing but a whore standing ready to do anything for a dollar. He is not what Kentucky needs; he is not what America needs. I plead with Kentucky to vote this dubious corpse out and vote for what is right. We need strong, fiscal conservatives in office, not thieves and con-artists. #MoneyMitch