McConnell Says He Won't Consider Calling Racist Ads Against His Own Family 'Racist' Until Election Is Over
If you're looking to pin the utter ethical collapse of the Republican Party on a single person, you could make a solid case that Sen. Mitch McConnell is patient zero.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to fire back at ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship on Tuesday, refusing to say if the GOP Senate candidate's ads targeting his family are racist.
"Well, we're going to find out what happens in West Virginia tonight, and I may have more to say about that tomorrow," McConnell told reporters when asked if Blankenship's ads are "racist."
Translation: It depends on whether he wins. If the employee-killing, just-out-of-prison Don Blankenship loses the Republican primary in West Virginia, Mitch McConnell will pipe up with a condemnation of his overtly racist ads against McConnell's own family. If Don wins, Mitch will keep his mouth shut and help Don get elected to be a fellow senator, because Mitch McConnell is exactly that sort of person. Mitch is not a subtle man; Mitch would harvest his family's organs and sell them on the black market if he thought it would help push through another Supreme Court pick or two.
And this is indeed what is wrong with the entire rotten party: anything and everything is tolerated, from reporter punching to child molestation to selling political influence at your Florida club to being openly racist in political ads, so long as the one doing the punching or molestation or cash-pocketing or hollering about that “Chinaperson” over there can be counted on to vote the right way on the Republican Party agenda.
It's not only Mitch, of course. We wish it was only Mitch. But the man relishes his role like few others.