As Heather Chandler once said, “Eff me gently with a chainsaw” –
Mitch McConnell has told colleagues and donors Senate Republicans won’t release a legislative agenda before next year’s midterms, according to people who’ve attended private meetings with the minority leader.
Why it matters: Every midterm cycle, there are Republican donors and operatives who argue the party should release a positive, pro-active governing outline around which candidates can rally. McConnell adamantly rejects this idea, preferring to skewer Democrats for their perceived failures.
“They cannot hold us accountable for our failures,” Moscow Mitch didn’t say, “if we make no promises.”
But anyway, this is where it gets funny: untalented hapless House Minority Leader Rep. K-Mac wants a detailed agenda:
The current House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, is a “Contract with America” guy. He’s told his colleagues he thinks it’s important they tell voters what they support — not just what they oppose.
- He wants to release a legislative agenda to unite the conference ahead of the midterms, according to sources with direct knowledge of his caucus statements.
- McCarthy’s already released a first element: what he calls the “Parents Bill of Rights.”
- He’s also appointed Republican members to seven “issue-specific task forces” to work up this pre-midterm agenda.
Of course our Failed Political Press ™ will fail to notice that the Republicans have two contradictory strategies coming from both of their leaders.
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