Wednesday, December 19, 2007

RedState Lining Up Against Mitch McConnell

One of the nation's leading conservative blog may soon be rallying the grassroots all across the country behind the Senate candidacy of Larry Forgy. Check out what Erick Erickson wrote about the cowardly acts of Mitch McConnell in the budget battle this week:

Let's look at the budget battle today.

Pull back the curtain a bit and you see a GOP in Congress that is totally caving in on fiscal responsibility. Instead of supporting an omnibus that is $24 billion over budget and that contains the second highest amount of earmarks in history, the GOP should have gone for a continuing resolution and made the Democrats fund the troops anyway. We would have won that. Instead, we let the Mitch McConnells of the world go the earmark route.

It is okay to cheer the GOP on for making Democrats cave on troop funding, but we need to hold our guys accountable when they promise a big spending fight all year long and then back down like little girls.

While you can see this so called budget victory for the GOP as a short term victory because of troop funding, it is a long term failure because it is an abandonment of the GOP's fiscally conservative base.