McConnell "betrays conservatives?"
How about every other American? A lot of Americans do not consider themselves conservatives. But they are for free markets, upholding the constitution and limiting government.
Today, the identity of "conservative" is as jumbled and confused as is the identity of "liberal." Besides which it's self-defeating to make the effort to rein in government a solely conservative cause. It is not.
We have a 2014 election facing us. We must appeal to an electorate some of whom do not consider themselves conservatives. We are not going to make significant strides if we isolate ourselves into a camp that does not include all Americans.
It is more fruitful and more widely inviting if one names the principles that guide us -- such as individual rights, limited government and free markets. Let the Retrogrades (AKA "Progressives") yell about their totalitarian goals. We must come together as Americans for freedom.
McConnell, in my judgement, is an careerist politician, an establishment Republican that must be voted out of office. There is a good possibility that he will be.