Republicans have one last chance to keep faith with their voters when another ObamaCare repeal vote comes up in the Senate just before the September 30 deadline. After that Saturday, Congress can no longer use the reconciliation process to avoid a Democratic filibuster.
As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie explained in his book TAKEOVER, the first and most important impediment to governing America according to conservative principles is not the Democrats, it is the establishment Republicans who have proven to be singularly uninterested in making good on any of the campaign promises they made, or President Trump made, in 2016.
Conservatives want Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to resign his position and make way for a more effective leader, according to a poll by FedUp PAC.
More than 97% said that McConnell needs to be replaced by “someone who will fulfill Republican campaign promises.” Only about 2% agreed with McConnell that President Trump is demonstrating “excessive expectations.”
Some would like to attribute the collapse of the Senate’s Obamacare efforts to the perfidy of three Senators: Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, two of whom (McCain and Murkowski) campaigned on Obamacare repeal and had voted for the GOP’s last-ditch bill in the past.
Three weeks ago we wrote about Sen. John McCain’s preemptive excuse in case he lost his reelection race. With polls showing him in a dead heat against Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, McCain said it was Donald Trump’s fault. McCain was sure it could not be caused by his own often liberal voting record, especially on amnesty for illegal aliens. He saw Trump as an enormous liability.
But when Trump won the Indiana primary and became the presumptive Republican nominee, a funny thing happened. He appears to be helping McCain pull away from Kirkpatrick.
The first general election vote won’t be counted for another six months, but certain Republicans-in-name-only (RINOs) are already setting up Donald Trump to take the blame in case the November 8 results don’t go their way. In the case of at least one well-known RINO U.S. Senator, though, he might not even make it to November.