Sen. McConnell is quick to tell us that he has checked every box on the “oppose Obamacare” checklist. He has held plenty of press conferences declaring his opposition to Obamacare. But behind the scenes he has done everything in his power to stymie any real chance at eliminating the biggest expansion of government in modern history.
Back in February of 2012, when conservative stalwart Jim DeMint tried to offer legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, the minority leader was concerned the legislation would irk Majority Leader Harry Reid and undermine McConnell’s political plans. So what did he do? He used his political muscle to shut it down.
Then, only a couple of months ago, Sen. McConnell had a chance to vote against the spending bill that contained Obamacare funding, but he caved again. He voted for it.
These offenses are even more egregious when you consider that Sen. McConnell is the de facto leader of the Republican Party. He is supposed to lead by example. He is supposed to be a loud and unapologetic conservative voice in the U.S. Senate and on the national stage. Instead of leading, Sen. McConnell is doing the opposite: he is trying to thwart the true conservative leaders in the Senate.