Why can't Mitch McConnell be removed just like Boehner?

John Boehner was forced out of office because he didn't have enough Republicans behind him to guarantee him a majority vote in the House of Representatives.  Why can't Mitch McConnell be forced out in the same way?  With only 54 Republican senators, it would only take four dissenters to deny McConnell a majority (in cases of a 50-50 tie, Lunch Box Joe votes for the Democrats).

As with Boehner, here's what McConnell has given Obama:

1) 100% of his budget requests

2) Fully funding Obamacare without any restraints

3) Fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty without any restraints

4) Raised the debt ceilings repeatedly without any restraints

5) Effectively given away the Senate's treaty deciding powers

6) Refused to set up select committees to investigate the abuse of powers of this administration

So where could the four votes come from?

I think it is safe to say that Ted Cruz, who has fought repeatedly with McConnell over his efforts to support the Obama agenda, would vote against him.  So, I think, would Mike Lee.

Then there are two other senators running for president (not counting Lindsey Graham, who is a lost cause).  What is Marco Rubio's stand on this?  If he supports the McConnell/Obama agenda, let him explain why.  The same goes for Rand Paul.  Put him on the spot and explain his support for McConnell as well.  Perhaps the pressure of running for president would compel these two to vote against McConnell.

In any event, there are other  conservatives.  Jeff Sessions of Alabama is a strong voice against illegal immigration.  He might be a third vote.

As for the fourth, who knows?  Senators who pretend to be Tea Party conservatives, like Ben Sasse, Joni Ernst, and Deb Fischer, might be put on the spot and pressured to do the right thing.  And what about Tim Scott of South Carolina?  Has anyone heard him speak out about any issue since he's been in the Senate?

With two sure votes against McConnell (Cruz and Lee) and pressure on the others, McConnell could be toppled, too.  The sad fact is that most GOP senators agree with the McConnell agenda, but the spotlight on Senate presidential candidates and/or the threat of primaries for those up for re-election in 2016 could be enough to rid us of this supine gobbler.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

John Boehner was forced out of office because he didn't have enough Republicans behind him to guarantee him a majority vote in the House of Representatives.  Why can't Mitch McConnell be forced out in the same way?  With only 54 Republican senators, it would only take four dissenters to deny McConnell a majority (in cases of a 50-50 tie, Lunch Box Joe votes for the Democrats).

As with Boehner, here's what McConnell has given Obama:

1) 100% of his budget requests

2) Fully funding Obamacare without any restraints

3) Fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty without any restraints

4) Raised the debt ceilings repeatedly without any restraints

5) Effectively given away the Senate's treaty deciding powers

6) Refused to set up select committees to investigate the abuse of powers of this administration

So where could the four votes come from?

I think it is safe to say that Ted Cruz, who has fought repeatedly with McConnell over his efforts to support the Obama agenda, would vote against him.  So, I think, would Mike Lee.

Then there are two other senators running for president (not counting Lindsey Graham, who is a lost cause).  What is Marco Rubio's stand on this?  If he supports the McConnell/Obama agenda, let him explain why.  The same goes for Rand Paul.  Put him on the spot and explain his support for McConnell as well.  Perhaps the pressure of running for president would compel these two to vote against McConnell.

In any event, there are other  conservatives.  Jeff Sessions of Alabama is a strong voice against illegal immigration.  He might be a third vote.

As for the fourth, who knows?  Senators who pretend to be Tea Party conservatives, like Ben Sasse, Joni Ernst, and Deb Fischer, might be put on the spot and pressured to do the right thing.  And what about Tim Scott of South Carolina?  Has anyone heard him speak out about any issue since he's been in the Senate?

With two sure votes against McConnell (Cruz and Lee) and pressure on the others, McConnell could be toppled, too.  The sad fact is that most GOP senators agree with the McConnell agenda, but the spotlight on Senate presidential candidates and/or the threat of primaries for those up for re-election in 2016 could be enough to rid us of this supine gobbler.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.