Journalists are terrified of Mitch McConnell. The Senate majority leader strikes fear in their hearts, and they want the American people to fear him as well. Hence the "scary" nicknames: Midnight Mitch, Moscow Mitch, and Cocaine Mitch.
As previously reported by the Washington Free Beacon, these journo-derived nicknames actually make Mitch McConnell look like a cunning badass, which he is. The same is true about the latest McConnell-related fearmongering by the Washington Post, which recently described him as the "apex predator" of American politics.
The article, written by NBC News analyst Howard Fineman, opens with an anecdote presumably intended to make McConnell look bad. But as is often the case, the Senate majority leader comes across as a humble, charming, clever, and cerebral badass of epic proportions:
There's a predator on the prowl.
He thrives in darkness.
He knows no borders.
All he does is win.