Axios has some hot dish: New group to focus on McConnell attacks:
Amid the impeachment trial, a new independent expenditure group called Fix Our Senate will launch on Tuesday to go after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, organizers tell Axios.
Why it matters: As a national political figure, McConnell is both extremely powerful and highly unpopular, with a favorability rating of 29.8% in the latest average of polls tracked by Real Clear Politics.
What they’re saying: “McConnell is already the least popular politician in America — now, we’re going to shine a light on McConnell and every ally who supports him,” the group’s director, Joshua Karp, a Democratic strategist and communications consultant, tells us.
Details: The group plans to conduct and disseminate research on McConnell and his record and leadership strategies to share with activists and surrogates and shape opinion.
- It will argue that McConnell is disproportionately responsible for wealth inequality, rising drug prices, conservative judicial confirmations, hyper-partisanship, legislative gridlock and the likely acquittal of President Trump in the Senate trial.
- The group has ties to SEIU, Demand Justice, Indivisible, Protect Our Care and For Our Future.
I would argue that when the history of this era is written
(in crayon and on the walls at the Prznintial Lieberry in Trump Tower (“only $20 elevator ride to the second floor!”), amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch will play the role of Snidely Whiplash. There’s never been a more destructive and evil force in our history, and I sincerely hope to someday do the ol’ buck-and-wing on his grave.
So more power to this new group, and to paraphrase our mob boss prznint, “take him out” — and we mean that in the nicest way possible.