I am a fierce critic of Republican Majority leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). He is a ridiculously ineffective "leader" (if such a term can be even loosely associated with him). He is unwilling to use the power of his office to advance any Republican concepts. He is outright hostile to Conservative viewpoints. He is the epitome of an "Establishment Republican."
Today, Sen. Surrender waived the white flag yet again. How unexpected.
The Senate today held a "procedural" vote on if it should "de-fund" Planned Parenthood. The vote was for the purposes of advancing the bill to the floor of the Senate for debate. The vote was held, and it was 53 "for" and 46 "against." Now, under the arcane rules of the Senate, 60 votes are required to overcome something called a "filibuster," which is a fancy way of saying "we've debated whether or not we're going to take up this bill for long enough." Basically 60 of the 100 members of the Senate have to say "we've debated if we're going to take up this bill long enough" in order to actually "move" the bill to the floor and start debating the "merits" of the bill itself.
The Democrat members of the Senate are TERRIFIED of having to actually debate the barbarism of Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts to the highest bidder (all in the name of "medical research" of course), as has been evidenced through multiple "undercover" videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. They know it's a losing proposition for them, as the voters who are ambivalent to abortion in the abstract will become horrified by the fact that their "tax dollars" are being used to dismember babies in the womb so that Planned Parenthood Of America can chase the almighty American dollar.
The funny thing about a "filibuster" is that it USED to be that you actually, you know, had to TALK. Surrender McConnell seems to have "forgotten" that little tidbit of information, and is content to have the procedural vote, and then say "oh well, we tried, but those darned Democrat members just don't want to take this up. Let's take it up in the spending bills later." Good, ol' Surrender McConnell knows full well that he'll be waiving the white flag again in another month or two, when the Democrat members start jumping up and down screaming "Republican War On Women!!!!" and President "I've got a pen and a phone" Obama goes out and falsely claims "Republicans want to end health care for women."
If McConnell had any, and I do mean ANY, Conservative chops at all, if he was even the tiniest bit not the Liberal RINO that we all know him to be, he would keep the Senate "in session" and make the Democrat members "stand" behind their "filibuster" until they simply CAN'T talk anymore and then hold another vote to move the bill onto the floor, where it would pass OVERWHELMINGLY. Even the most PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL knows that voting to give $500 Million to Planned Parenthood for dismembering babies to sell their body parts is a one-way ticket to retirement in the next election cycle.
So good job "Surrender" McConnell. Maybe this can be the final tipping point that shows that due to your cowardice you don't deserve the leadership role entrusted to you by your peers.