Via Gage Skidmore

McConnell, Kentucky’s senior senator, is bailing out Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D, New York). McConnell will deliver enough GOP votes to help Democrats increase the national debt limit by $480 billion through December. The Senate reportedly will vote today on this bipartisan fiscal-recklessness pact.

If McConnell planned to collapse beneath Schumer’s pressure, he should have done so quietly. Instead, McConnell very dramatically persuaded Senate Republicans unanimously to ignore Schumer’s and President Biden’s cheap default drama and, instead, invite him, Pelosi, and Biden to push Democrats to boost borrowing thresholds on their own.

McConnell held a news conference to highlight GOP unity. Having displayed resolve and rallied the Republican base, McConnell now whips out his oft-deployed white flag, just as the battle began. This will enrage and demoralize Republicans who, just days ago, were girding for a major fight over fiscal responsibility.

Had McConnell’s nerve not vanished like a sandcastle at high tide, he could have forced Democrats to walk and chew an entire turkey at the same time. Grappling with the debt limit would have disoriented through much of October, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D – California) scrambles to pass the $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill and Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better tax-hike and welfare boondoggle before her self-imposed Halloween deadline. Mitch’s debt-limit giveaway lets Democrats drop that Butterball and march single-mindedly toward their socialist utopia.

Keep reading more from Murdock at Fox News.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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11 months ago

McConnell does not care, he is in tight with China!

11 months ago

McConnell is a weasel. The Congress wanted President Trumps finances Scrutinized I demand that the representatives of the house and senate audited. How can they borrow money from social security to help pay for anything they want and also give it to anyone they want that didn’t pay into it, they stole from all who payed into it. Time to talk their retirement and put it into SS and make them build their retirement as we do and contribute to SS as we do.

11 months ago

Should have primaried him out last year. Now we are stuck with this RINO until 2026. He will be 85 by then. With any luck he will retire.

11 months ago

McConell is a gutless wonder as are the Rhinos that follow him.

Mandy Martin
11 months ago
Reply to  Jessie

Exactly! We MUST establish an age limit and term limits!!!

11 months ago

McConnell is a traitor and it isn’t new, he has been one for a long time.

11 months ago

McConnell and the other Rino’s in the GOP are why i’m becoming an independent!

Gene Ralno
11 months ago

I sense a rise in pure, unadulterated hatred of all government activity. One side hates law enforcement, military force and support for individual freedoms. The other side hates opposition to those protections and any support for massive government control over individual activity. Hatred is the spark for civil war. I hope if it comes, we find a way to form city states and land states.

Naturally, city states would comprise communist systems and entitlement collectors. Land states would comprise free enterprise systems and self-reliant people. They would compete but not make war. As nations, they would be the United City States and the United Land States. They would share a common military force that would defend both nations from foreign harm.

11 months ago

This FAKE REPUBLICAN needs to feel the pain.

Patty L Willis
11 months ago

McConnel needs to go! Am so tired of the “supposed republicans” that are not really. Bye bye

11 months ago

McConnell as usual. We need him gone. He backstabs republicans every time. Worst of all RINOs. I wish I could vote in Kentucky but sadly it is all up to the people in his state to axe him.