In the 2014 midterm elections, true conservatives showed up at the polls to give control of the Senate back to the Republican Party. With the promise of repealing Obamacare, Americans on the right enthusiastically supported the GOP candidates in what turned out to be a lopsided victory. But then reality set in, the reality that gaining control of the Senate was nothing more than a symbolic and somewhat hollow victory. This week that reality became even more apparent with the news that President Obama has now secured enough votes to veto any action Congress might take on the Iran deal. In addition to millions of frustrated Americans, one politician has had enough. Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore is calling for the resignation of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.
It wasn’t that long ago that Senate Majority Leader McConnell needed our help to stay in the Senate, much less become its leader. But is this what real leadership looks like to you? Or is this what happens when we continually renew the contracts of these lifetime politicians who’ve mastered the art of deception? In a press release, Governor Gilmore said; “how can our nation and our Republican voters have any confidence in McConnell and Boehner whatsoever when their faulty leadership failed to stop a clear and present threat to America? Both need to resign immediately so our party and our nation can find leaders who will do what has to be done to stop the Obama Administration from further damaging the security of our nation and our allies.”
Although the likelihood of either McConnell or Boehner handing in their resignation is about as likely as Hillary Clinton someday being honest about…well…anything, it would most likely be gladly accepted. The American people are sick and tired of snake oil salesman who promise things they never intended to deliver. Look no further than the Iran deal. Even with the control of 2/3 of Government, the GOP seems powerless to do anything to stop our rapid demise as the leader of the free world. Perhaps Mr. McConnell could spend a little less time making campaign videos like the one below, and spend a lot more time following through on even one single promise made in them. Watch the 2104 campaign video, and count how many of those promises have been kept.
By now you’ve realized that the exact number of promises kept in that video is zero. Great job Mitch! As for the Speaker of the House, Boehner could probably spend a little less time painting himself orange, and a lot more time following through on the promises he made to the American people. John Boehner recently called Senator Ted Cruz a “jackass” at a GOP fundraiser in Colorado. Ted Cruz’s crime seems to be his inability to fall inline like a good little soldier. Not surprisingly, this is also the very reason that someone like Cruz appeals to true conservatives. Now, I certainly don’t want to make Boehner cry or anything, but I for one agree with Jim Gilmore, it’s time for John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to ride off into the sunset.
Authors note: For more on Governor Gilmore’s stand against the GOP leadership, join me Saturday at Noon ET for a live interview on The Don Smith Show. Former NFL Quarterback Jeff Kemp, and talk show host Wayne Dupree will also join me.