Mitch McConnell and John Boehner Lose Their Grip on the Republican Party   Leave a comment

Matthew:

Lose their grip on the Republican Party? I’m still wondering when the Senator Turtle & Speaker John of Orange ever had a firm grip on the GOP to start with…

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

The Daily Beast

According to stereotype, the Republican Party runs like a corporation. Lines of authority are clear; leaders are respected and feared. GOP reformers, explained aNational Journal article earlier this year, must “come to terms with the hierarchical nature of the party.”

Filibuster Fight
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and GOP leaders after the Senate cleared the way for confirmation of one of President Obama’s long-stalled nominations, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., July 16, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

I bet Mitch McConnell chuckles when he hears things like that. Last week, the Senate minority leader came under ferocious conservative attack for allowing a deal that permitted votes on several long-stalled Obama-administration nominees. So at a meeting of Senate Republicans, McConnell said he had not been party to the agreement—a remarkable admission for the man who supposedly leads the Senate GOP. But most remarkable was what happened next: Tennessee’s…

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Posted July 23, 2013 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

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