Why is this man smiling?
I try not to be tedious with pure politics–but when was the last time you saw a Senate Minority Leader with a 7% approval rating? But that’s where Sen. Mitch McConnell’s standing (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/11/14/record-low-7-voters-view-mitch-mcconnell-favorably/).
Seven percent–yeesh! He’s practically radioactive. Within his own party, nationwide, McConnell (R-KY) scores only 18%. He’s due to seek re-election to his post this week, but a lot of senators want to put it off until they see how Herschel Walker does in his runoff election in Georgia. Since 2021 McConnell has been hovering between 8 and 11 percent.
Let me first say one good thing about him: Mitch McConnell blocked *Batteries Not Included from naming that dindle Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. We wound up stuck with him as head of the Dept. of, uh, “Justice.” That’s bad enough; but a seat on the Supreme Court is for life. So thank you for that, Senator McConnell.
That being said, he didn’t exactly go full-throttle in helping Republicans in last week’s midterm elections. One gets a strong sense that he’s content with being Number Two in a two-party system. And Democrat shyster Chuck Schumer is already courting him as a potential ally. Heaven forbid.
It’s flaming obvious that Republicans need a new leader in the Senate. No candidate seems to have emerged as yet. Could it be that the Republicans have simply run out of leadership material?
Sure looks like it.