Neville McConnell

If you are a student of 20th Century history, you know that the British led by then-Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain engaged in a policy of appeasement when confronted by Hitler’s demands for the Sudetenland which was part of then Czechoslovakia. Emboldened by this, Hitler later invaded Poland which marked the start of the Second World War.

I think of the 14 Republican senators led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who voted to invoke cloture on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act yesterday. It is a policy of appeasement. I presume that McConnell hopes that by appeasing the Democrats on gun control that it will not be an issue of great importance in the November elections. Is agreeing to a “bipartisan” bill on gun control now any different than Chamberlain’s “Peace for our Time”? Frankly, I don’t think so. If you read any of the comments from the gun control industry issued last night, you can see they are already planning for the next move.

What Sen. McConnell does not seem to realize is that appeasement will never regain the Senate for the Republicans. Those who want gun control will never vote for Republicans and those for whom gun control is anathema may just sit out the election.

Excuse my poor Adobe Photoshop skills but this is how I see it along with an rewriting of Chamberlain’s speech he was waving in his hand after returning from Munich.

Neville McConnell

And the speech.

We, the Democrats, and the Republicans, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of gun control is of the first importance for our two parties and for the United States.
We regard the agreement signed last night and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act as symbolic of the desire of our two parties to ignore the Constitution. We are resolved that the method of capitulation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other commonsense questions of gun control by our two parties, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to the end of the Second Amendment.

Chamberlain’s actual speech is here.


5 thoughts on “Neville McConnell”

  1. I don’t know how to get the message across to them, but these guys have to know that if they do that kind of stuff they will never get another penny in campaign contributions. As long as I live. Maybe they don’t care, but they need to know there’s a cost for this.

    Neville McConnell may have just sabotaged the whole “red wave is coming” hype cycle for the coming election.

  2. Politicians will never get “the message”, as long as a majority of Republicans continue to hold their nose and vote for “our guy”. Conniving snakes like McConnell, Lix Cheney, and a host of others will continue to do what they do. Statistically, elections for local, state, and federal offices all go 80% to 100% for the incumbents. If 80% plus were kicked out every time, it would be a whole different game.
    https://ballotpedia.org/Election_results,_2020:_Incumbent_win_rates_by_state
    The same goes for old school liberal Democrats who are sick of the woke insanity of the Progressives, but are afraid to show it.

  3. What Sen. McConnell does not seem to realize is that appeasement will never regain the Senate for the Republicans.

    I think I’ve said this before in a previous comment here: what makes us think McConnell wants the Republicans to have control of the Congress in 2023-24? We’d expect result, and the math’s not good for that even if they were willing to go to the mat, which of course they aren’t. As long as “Biden” is in the White House continuing to make war on the fossil fuel industry and otherwise running the country into the ground now’s not a good time for the GOPe to have a limited amount of power.

  4. Obviously, the Republican leadership does not love us. As Machiavelli noted, it is better to be feared than loved. I can’t think of a better way to instill fear than to cause the Republicans to lose a general election they are projected to win. The next few years would suck but they are going to suck anyway.

    Sadly, most will continue the losing strategy of voting for the lesser evil.

  5. Cornyn almost got booed off the stage for this shit at the TX GOP convention. He, as well as McConnell, Graham and others have 4.5yrs left in their term. They don’t care; they are statists.

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