First Orange Julius got squeezed, now will Mitch the Turtle get shell shocked? Probably not, but it should be fun to watch him squirm.
Now that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has announced that he will step down, some conservatives in the Republican party are turning their attention to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP, urged McConnell to resign in a Saturday Facebook post.
In an interview with the Washington Times published on Sunday, Villere said that McConnell is hurting the Republican party.
"Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party," Villere said. "I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections."
He said that the majority leader should have pushed harder against President Obama's agenda while leading the Senate.
"Mr. McConnell could have suspended consideration of confirmations for all presidential appointees, except for those who are essential to national security, until the president rescinded his unconstitutional executive action on amnesty," he said.
Villere suggested that McConnell did not fight hard enough to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. He said that McConnell's support for a temporary funding bill that provides funding for Planned Parenthood will hurt the Republican party.
"If we lose the battle, we will never win the presidency again in my lifetime," he said. "I've worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just don’t want to see it all go down the drain because they aren’t willing to fight for what we believe in. Our base is demanding we do something or they’re going to leave us."
Well, here's hoping you're right, Roger. I certainly don't want to see another Republican president in my lifetime. Amusing then that the Senate easily passed a funding bill on Monday to avoid a government shutdown Wednesday night, and the presumed new Speaker following Boehner also wants to surrender (and is sadly trying to pretend that the Democrats are the ones shutting the government down when the Republicans control both chambers of Congress.)
Nope. Tea Party Republicans are about to lose again. You got Boehner's head for your wall, but once again you've accomplished nothing.