My Thursday has been so-so until I read this story about Sens. Rick Scott and Mitch McConnell having a pissing match.
The Senate’s Republican campaign chief on Thursday appeared to escalate an ugly quarrel with the party’s longtime leader in the chamber, Senator Mitch McConnell, in the latest sign of the G.O.P.’s eroding confidence about winning back the majority in November.
Without naming Mr. McConnell, Senator Rick Scott of Florida, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, lashed out in a blistering opinion piece in The Washington Examiner at Republicans he said were “trash-talking” the party’s candidates, an apparent reference to comments last month in which Mr. McConnell said that “candidate quality” could harm the G.O.P.’s chances of retaking the Senate. Mr. Scott called such remarks “treasonous” and said those who make them should “pipe down.”
“Unfortunately, many of the very people responsible for losing the Senate last cycle are now trying to stop us from winning the majority this time by trash-talking our Republican candidates,” Mr. Scott wrote. “It’s an amazing act of cowardice, and ultimately, it’s treasonous to the conservative cause.”
Woo-hoo! GOP in-fighting is fun!
McConnell did more than make a pact with the Devil. He’s been the Devil’s butler, as he aided and encouraged his party’s wild swing to the extreme right because it served his purposes of packing the Supreme Court, and obstructing Democratic agendas.
Now it’s come back to bite him in the ass, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
And if it serves to keep the Senate in Democratic hands, all the better.
And, because we should never pass up the opportunity to point this out again: Rick Scott was the leader of the company with the largest Medicare fraud case in history.