Mitch McConnell got some tough-love from Occupy Louisville, when the group protested his vote for the National Defense Authorization Act. Many believe the law effectively repeals the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
"Things should never have reached this point."
So starts the public letter from a massive coalition of powerful economic and social justice organizations that is setting out to prepare 100,000 people to take part in non-violent direct action this Spring.
When the Paul family, Ron Paul and son Rand Paul, blame the Federal Reserve and its cheap money policy during the Bush years for creating the housing bubble and the resulting financial collapse, they are only telling a fraction of truth. The bigger problem was the loophole Phil Gramm wrote into the 2000 Federal Budget that made it possible for banks to lend at ratios that were guaranteed to end in disaster.
Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get-go, but he was a shrewd enough political player to carry their water when he had to. Those days are over. He has survived their onslaught, and from here on out expect him to call the shots.