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The Foul Stench in Washington

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 12:37 PM The Foul Stench in Washington ATTENTION: Major social media outlets are finding ways to block the conservative/evangelical viewpoint. Click here for daily electronic delivery of The Stand's Daily Digest - the day's top blogs from AFA.

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Traditionally in America, representatives and senators carry out the will of the people in our nation’s capital. Sadly, this is not the case in the modern political era. Many of today's politicians are more concerned with their own interests rather than the interests of our country.

Mitch McConnell has been in the news recently for the fact that little good is getting done in the U.S. Senate under his leadership. Here are a few examples of this lack of progress. First, out of the nearly 60 federal judicial nominations from President Trump, the Senate has only approved 7. Second, the Senate has failed to pass legislation repealing Obamacare. This, after Congress has been in session for nearly 10 months.

Few people know about what is called the Senate “leadership team” which is also responsible for the stagnation in Washington. These senators work closely with Senator McConnell. Members of this leadership team include Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Thune, Roy Blunt, John Barrasso, and Cory Gardner. This team also has access to the Senate Leadership Fund which raises millions of dollars for incumbents to get reelected.

The Senate Leadership Fund is run by Steven Law who is Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff. The disturbing fact about this group is how they use and from where they receive their money. The fund is often used to smear constitutional conservative primary candidates all for the sake of keeping career politicians in Washington. We saw this recently with Judge Roy Moore facing incumbent Senator Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary. According to reports, this group spent millions unjustly attacking Judge Moore and often running false ads only to see their incumbent lose. Many remember back in 2014 when similar leadership groups spent hundreds of thousands fighting for Sen. Thad Cochran’s seat against Chris McDaniel in the Republican primary for the Senate in Mississippi. The Republican establishment ran robocalls to persuade Democrat voters to cross over and vote for Cochran despite the fact that it was a Republican primary. Cochran ended up winning the election in what was a very divisive race.

Some might ask, what’s wrong with Mitch McConnell and his colleagues spending money to keep incumbents in Washington? There are multiple things wrong here. First, this money is often spent on ads that malign the character of constitutional and conservative candidates. This shouldn’t surprise us. Mr. McConnell has publicly vowed to “crush” conservative candidates. Second, this money is spent to protect politicians who aren’t looking out for the best interests of the people who put them into office. Finally, the money spent to defeat conservatives is dirty money. It comes from men who are openly opposed to the Republican Party platform. For example, in August of this year billionaire Paul Singer gave $1 million to the Senate Leadership Fund. Who is Paul Singer? Mr. Signer is a well-known billionaire who has given money to radical homosexual activist groups and lobbied for the Employment Non Discrimination Act. If ENDA became law, Christian businesses would be forced to hire homosexuals and other sexual deviants even if the business owner objected. Singer is also a globalist who claimed during the election cycle that if President Trump were elected he’d cause an economic depression.

This is just one example of why Washington doesn’t care about Middle America. Republican leaders should not be taking money from someone who is hostile to conservative values. Not to mention they should not be using their money to malign good conservative candidates. When people talk about the Washington establishment this is what their talking about. Grassroots conservatives didn’t start this war with the Republican leaders. They started it when they chose to forsake the interests of the people who elected them to office choosing instead to cozy up to the globalists and elitists.  It doesn't smell very good in Washington.

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