Let’s talk about the new American brand of political leadership, beginning in the Senate. American’s just produced a Senate who is led by one of the least liked Senators in America. Mitch McConnell won handily in Kentucky over his Democratic rival who was a young woman. Kentuckians put a spin on the U.S. government through the seniority system.
Mitch McConnell wants to go down in history as a statesman and not just a professional politician. He has pandered to the PACs and wealthy American contributors to secure his position. He has said that he can champion the Middle Class, however, there is no evidence of that. He is a competent administrator of the American political system.
Senator Ted Cruz, born in Canada and not the USA, is a very bright and well-educated professional politician. He is an able individual who has been an effective lobbyist for wealthy and conservative Americans. However, America is neither wealthy nor conservative.
Put these two Republicans together, and what you have is something or a right-leaning conservative Republican juggernaut. Is that what America needs and wants?
To this analyst, the outcome of America’s broken political system has produced this political accident, and citizens are stuck with the result.
The actions by the GOP political leadership in the Senate will be countervailed by a weaker Democratic opposition. The products coming from the GOP-led Congress will be countervailed by Presidential veto.
The beat goes on. Mitch McConnell promises a more bipartisan and functional government. His legacy depends upon that.
Ted Cruz could get a job anywhere outside government that he wants. That would be best for America because Americans don’t need more professional politicians, even when they are made in Canada.
“Cruz, McConnell vie for influence with GOP freshmen in Senate
By Alexander Bolton – 01/08/15 06:00 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are competing for influence among the Senate’s 12 Republican freshmen, with the outcome potentially shaping the agenda for 2015 and beyond.
Cruz has reached out to freshman Republicans, whom he helped in last year’s elections, in hopes they will join his effort to pressure Republican leaders to pursue what he calls a “bold agenda.”
“We should follow through on our commitment to provide big, bold positive ideas responding to the very real economic hardship that so many millions of Americans are feeling,” he said.
Cruz said he has targeted that message to the new freshman class, which comprises more than a fifth of the GOP’s 54-member majority.
“What I have encouraged everyone of them to do is to urge all of us to honor our commitments. What I’ve urged everyone of them to do is answer questions in January the same way you would have answered them in October on the campaign trail,” he said.
Outside groups, such as the Senate Conservatives Fund have pushed a similar message. They want Senate Republicans to follow through on their rhetoric from the campaign trail by making forceful pushes to repeal ObamaCare and defund the president’s executive order stopping deportations of illegal immigrants.”