7/19/11, "Uniting to oppose McConnell," Erick Erickson, RedState.com
"I have joined FreedomWorks, American Majority Action, Let Freedom Ring, and the Club For Growth in drafting a letter to Republicans in Congress opposing the McConnell Plan. Of particular note, considering who all is on board this letter, is this paragraph:
We will refrain from backing any Member of Congress or candidate for federal office, or a leadership position in a Republican Caucus, who supports the McConnell—Reid—Pelosi “Cut, Run, and Hide” plan, to the extent that our various legal structures and rules allow.
I hope other conservative organizations will pay attention to this and sign on. Mitch McConnell is advancing his plan not to save the country or solve the debt crisis, but to position himself, individually, to be Senate Majority Leader.
The best way to stop McConnell’s Plan to kick the can down the road is to
- end his career prospects.
You can read the whole letter here in PDF form."
7/18/11, "If You Support Mitch McConnell, We Don’t Support You," Erick Erickson, RedState.com
"I am instituting a new policy here at RedState. In the future, as we support candidates for the U.S. Senate in Republican Primaries, we will not support any candidate who goes on the record supporting Mitch McConnell as Senate Republican Leader.
That does not preclude them from voting for McConnell once they get there if there are no better options. But when looking to endorse candidates, those who express a willingness to support someone else first will certainly be given more attention.
Well, it is not just that Mitch McConnell is yet again screwing both the Republican Party and the country. He has a history of playing things to his advantage, even when it means hurting the country and his own political party.
If Mitch McConnell will not turn from his history of failed leadership, we must encourage those running for the Senate to turn from McConnell."...