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September 28, 2015

RNC Vice Chair: McConnell Must Resign

Before getting to that, read Ben Domenech's indictment of McConnell, and McConnellism.

Domenench notes that McConnell could have broken the Democrats' filibuster of a Defense appropriation bill this past June -- but that would have required McConnell and his aged hens to actually work for a living, including working weekends.

McConnell could have both broken the filibuster and then campaigned hard against the Democrats for blocking payments to our troops-- if he'd been willing to sacrifice some weekend Me-Time.

Instead, McConnell did what Democrats expected him to do. He griped about it, moved on, and looked to a continuing resolution. He extracted no price at all from Reid and his caucus for shutting down the budget process. There was no pain or penalty for Democrats for killing the appropriations process. That, after all, would have required working weekends.

The truth is that the budget process, in the absence of earmarks, is extremely inconvenient for members. Republican leadership was not serious about restoring it -- requiring them to rake members over coals for weeks on end and degrade the quality of life of being in the Senate. McConnell would be viewed as a giant a-hole, sure --Ė but this is what it takes. Eventually, Democrats would have broken, and the appropriations process would have proceeded. So today, instead of looking at a looming shutdown, it would be at most a couple of departments at risk of losing funding.

Senate Republican leaders have allowed the obstruction of the budget process (Congress's core reason for, you know, existing). They chose personal convenience over the hard work of breaking the Democrats. And they conceded themselves to the view that President Obama has the power of the purse, and Republicans should be satisfied running against his abuse of it.

Had he done that, the most critical parts of government would have been funded, so a shutdown would tend to shutdown the parts of the government that primarily service liberals -- not as dangerous a thing for the GOP.

Which is why the Democrats didn't want the troops funded -- they want to keep doing this by CR, because they know the cowardly, lazy McConnell won't tangle with them when it comes to the power of the purse.

McConnell might prefer that situation himself -- as it gives this well-compensated layabout a constant excuse as to why he should not work a bit harder.

Now RNC Vice Chair Richard Villiere writes on his FaceBook page that it's time for this low-energy clock-puncher to go.

"McConnell needs to resign!!" Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting.

Mr. Villere isn't just any Republican. Heís the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOPís national governing body. He also serves on the RNCís executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus.


Mr. Villere did say what specifically about Mr. McConnell makes his state's rank-and-file GOP voters so dyspeptic that they want him out as leader -- his failure to challenge executive overreach by President Obama or fight to repeal Obamacare and other unpopular measures.


"If we lose the battle, we will never win the presidency again in my lifetime," said Mr. Villere, who is 66. "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 arenít willing to fight for what we believe in. Our base is demanding we do something or they're going to leave us."

Many of us already have.

It's useful to consider what the main goal of an employee of a company is. No, it's not to advance the company's agenda. That is a secondary or subsidiary goal.

The main goal is to continue drawing a paycheck, in fact, to be paid more if possible, and to do do so while doing the least amount of work.

Now that does entail occasionally doing something that might advance the company's goals.

The reason we have managers at all is to change the incentives that employees naturally have -- to let them know that mere time-serving and check-collecting is not good enough, and that the company demands actual effective effort in exchange for their continuing patronage of the employee.

Mitch McConnell and the rest of the gang of Merry Layabouts are firmly thinking about what is easiest for them -- what takes the least amount of work, what will result in the greatest amount of security. They don't want to rock the boat because, egads!, that could wind up with them needing to find a real job out in the private sector where people actually demand results.

So they go along to get along.

The only thing capable of changing this is for management -- us -- to ride their asses hard and to let them know their jobs aren't even on the line any longer -- their jobs are already forfeit, unless they can win them back.

But before we even entertain coming back to serve as managers for this lazy, selfish collection of loser employees, we need Mitch McConnell, the Laziest Low-Energy Slob in the Senate, to go.

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