Mitch McConnell and the Waynesboro Republicans

The Waynesboro Republicans are men and women of principle. Their goal is to defend the Constitution, with energy, courage and good humor.

Published in the News Viriginian, April 29, 2015

WRC PhotosMitch McConnell is the Republican Majority Leader of the US Senate in Washington. The Waynesboro Republicans are the men and women who represent the Republican Party in this idyllic city in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Only 143 miles separate Mitch McConnell and the Waynesboro Republicans. The drive time is just 2 hours and 46 minutes. But, the political distance between McConnell and the Waynesboro Republicans is the distance between Earth and the planet Jupiter.

On Thursday, April 23rd, Mitch McConnell led the Republicans in the Senate to confirm Loretta Lynch to be the new Attorney General. Lynch is an ideological clone of Eric Holder, as she supports the President’s unlawful executive orders granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

And there is more. Loretta Lynch opposes voter ID laws, appears to view every issue through the prism of race and is a proponent of using the Department of Justice as a legal hit-team to advance the President’s radical agenda.

By moving the Lynch nomination to the Floor of the Senate and rounding up Republican Senators to vote for her, McConnell shamelessly broke his campaign promise to oppose any Attorney General nominee who supported executive amnesty.

The Waynesboro Republicans absolutely believe that candidates should keep their promises. In Washington, Mitch McConnell swims in a world where the members of the ruling class routinely lie to their constituents to get elected.

You all remember the pleas during the election campaign of 2014, when McConnell and the Washington Republicans claimed that if they were given the majority in the Senate, they would pass conservative legislation.

Republicans now hold the sought-after majority in the Senate. But, with McConnell in charge, the results are the same. McConnell considers himself to be political royalty, but the Waynesboro Republicans considers him to be a betrayer of the Party’s principles.

Here is the score. Every vote that passed the Senate since McConnell became the Majority Leader in January has passed with at least 93 percent support from the Democrats.

Harry Reid is jubilant about McConnell’s leadership. Reid’s spokesman said, “While Republicans have done nothing to create jobs and help the middle class, on other topics like passing clean funding for Homeland Security and confirming Loretta Lynch, Senator McConnell has done the right thing by bringing bills and nominations to the floor that Democrats can support.”

If Harry Reid thinks McConnell is doing the right thing, something is dreadfully wrong.

Now, let’s talk about the solution to the McConnell problem.

Mitch McConnell’s power comes from the Senators in the Republican caucus. In 2016, 24 of those Senators will be up for re-election. Twelve months from now, Republican Primary voters will have an opportunity to jettison the quasi-Republicans and replace them with real-deal Republicans.

Look for these flash points. New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte will absolutely have a Primary challenger. North Carolina’s Richard Burr will face a conservative opponent. Georgia’s Johnny Isakson will need to defend himself. Arizona’s John McCain may be soundly defeated in his Primary. Illinois’ Mark Kirk will have to answer for his contempt for his constituents. And, Ohio’s Rob Portman will be hard pressed for his perfidy.

These are just a few of the races that should capture your attention. 2016 promises to be a watershed year. The country is in peril, and it will be up to the ordinary people of America to elect men and women to office who will defend the Constitution.

The Waynesboro Republican Committee has been called the Full Throttle Committee. We will surely be that in 2016.

Ken Adams is the Chairman of the Waynesboro Virginia Republican Committee.