Yesterday, Mitch McConnell became the latest example of the need for term limits when he became the longest-serving, anti-conservative leader in US Senate history, at eleven years, five months, and ten days. Mickey’s pro-establishment mentality during his tenure has successfully protected incumbency against “unelectable”—his word, not mine—conservative opponents who threaten his position of power.
But another Republican with a track record of targeting conservatives who dare to challenge his power was also in the news yesterday—Donald Trump.
First, a little background.
During the fake attempt at the fake repeal of Obamacare last year, Trump joined McConnell in blaming conservatives for their failure to end the disastrous healthcare law, specifically targeting the House Freedom Caucus for “snatch(ing) defeat from the jaws of victory” and calling for HFC members to be replaced in 2018.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood