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McConnell’s Retirement Marks The End Of The Disastrous Bush Era

While McConnell’s is a complicated legacy, and not one to simply write off, “Ronald Reagan’s

brand of traditional conservatism” it was not. It’s fitting that after four decades in the Senate, he hopes funding the war in Ukraine will cement his legacy. It’s priorities like these — and men like him and other Bush Republicans — who opened the door for the new right’s rebellion within the ranks. When he retires, his records will likely be held at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. He earmarked the tax dollars to make it so.

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