Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy conservative insurgents attempting to unseat a trio of incumbents in an interview with The New York Times published Sunday.
“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”
McConnell is one of three establishment Republicans who are facing primary challengers backed by Tea Party conservative groups. The Senate Conservatives Fund, The Madison Project, and FreedomWorks are supporting Matt Bevin, McConnell’s rival, in Kentucky. All three groups as well as the anti-tax Club For Growth are also throwing their fundraising weight behind Chris McDaniel’s run against Republican Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. The Madison Project and the Senate Conservatives Fund are also spending to support Milton Wolf, who is challenging Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.
McConnell told the Times he’s confident the challenge from the conservative base will fade out after its first few losses.
Delusional? I think this quote sums it up: “I know this: Politics doesn’t like losers,” McConnell said. “If you don’t have anything to point to, it is kind of hard to keep it going.”
What, precisely, does the Republican Party have to point to that’s any different than what their Democrat “opponents” offer? At least in Greenwich, Tesei and Campbell can point to their huge wining plurality and claim that residents prefer their brand of ineptitude and smug contempt for taxpayers. Nationally, the GOP doesn’t even have that.