Assuming that Mitch McConnell sees himself as fighting a war for a better America by his definition for what that means, at some point he will realize that while he may have won some battles he lost the war. A large part of why that is happening is because, he along with many others in the United States have determined that the ends justify the means. Such thinking does away with principles because it leads to tunnel vision. The thing is, due to its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural founding, the United States has been unique in reliance on principals/values for existence. Freedom, liberty, or democracy, however you want to think of them are values that are de-valued when the ends justify the means. Consequently, the United States no longer strives for the ideals upon which it was founded and therefore will revert to the state to which it began.