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Is it time for Senator Mitch McConnell,Republican Leader - United States Senator for Kentucky,to go?
me | 7/19/08 | me

Posted on 07/19/2008 6:02:44 PM PDT by mdittmar

Is it time for Senator Mitch McConnell,Republican Leader - United States Senator for Kentucky,to go?


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1 posted on 07/19/2008 6:02:44 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
why?...and you want Sen. (brain dead) Lunsford....
2 posted on 07/19/2008 6:07:21 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: mdittmar
Yes. It is time for ALL of the GOP leaders to go. They have been completely spineless and impotent. They squandered the opportunity that WE the conservative base gave them by working so hard to put them in power.

It is definitely time for McConnell to go.

3 posted on 07/19/2008 6:08:18 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: mdittmar

It is time for almost every one of them to go.


4 posted on 07/19/2008 6:09:37 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde ("When the government fears the people there is liberty ... " Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mdittmar

oh please. This is nonsense. Everyone bitched about “teaching a lesson” in ‘06 but didn’t bother to follow through during the primaries and general and now look where we are: terrorists have the same rights in courts as we do, gas is at an all time high, we have to play patty cake to get answers from captured terrorists, and the GOP candidate for president is a yawn. Way to “teach lesson”


5 posted on 07/19/2008 6:15:54 PM PDT by paltz
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

why , is he shifting back and forth on his feet and breaking out in a sweat?


6 posted on 07/19/2008 6:16:02 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: skinkinthegrass

Mitch is doing pretty good. Good with press/TV too.

Everyone has to stand up in opposition. Quit bitching.


7 posted on 07/19/2008 6:23:55 PM PDT by y6162
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To: mdittmar

Mcconnell is a brilliant senate tactician and in my opinion is one of the ONLY ones showing any spine at all in the senate. Would you care to expand why you feel he should go anywhere?


8 posted on 07/19/2008 6:24:50 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: mdittmar

There are plenty of “RINO” Republicans at every political level and Democrats at every political level who truly need to “go” much more than Senator McConnell does!


9 posted on 07/19/2008 6:26:19 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: y6162

so far in the past hour, we’ve seen Scalia and McConnell thrown under the bus. Think Reagan will survive the night without tire tracks up his backside?


10 posted on 07/19/2008 6:27:32 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: steel_resolve
Would you care to expand why you feel he should go anywhere?

He has been there to long.

11 posted on 07/19/2008 6:28:06 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: mdittmar

No, it’s time for Pelosi to go. Room reserved in Hell just for her.


12 posted on 07/19/2008 6:30:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mdittmar
He has been there to long.

Bingo! The Republican Party is in a pretty bad state right now & when you're one of the leaders - the buck stops right at you.

13 posted on 07/19/2008 6:32:49 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Mitch was on the move before gas cracked the $4.00/ gallon barrier

“Manufacturers Favor McConnell Energy Plan
May 15, 2008
The National Association of Manufacturers welcomed the energy plan (S. 2958) offered May 7 by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as an amendment to the Flood Insurance Bill and expressed concerns about the bill offered by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
“The energy plan in Senator McConnell’s amendment will help to diversify our fuel, lower the cost of energy, create jobs, and increase America’s energy security,” said John Engler, association president and chief executive officer. “It’s an important step toward the comprehensive domestic energy policy that America needs for the long-term health of manufacturing and the economy.” Engler called the amendment “a sensible approach to America’s critical energy needs.”
http://www.eponline.com/articles/62558/


14 posted on 07/19/2008 6:34:21 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; aCDNinUSA; ...

KY. PING


15 posted on 07/19/2008 6:43:56 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: alicewonders

Hmmm, but go where?


16 posted on 07/19/2008 6:47:45 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: y6162; gusopol3
Everyone has to stand up in opposition. Quit bitching...exactly.
17 posted on 07/19/2008 6:49:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: paltz
Everyone bitched about “teaching a lesson” in ‘06

Here is the lesson: Even the very worst RINO can usually be reasoned with, and will vote our way most of the time. Reason with the Libs? Mission Impossible.

18 posted on 07/19/2008 6:50:28 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: mdittmar

I think Harry Reid would say yes to your question.


19 posted on 07/19/2008 6:51:59 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: mdittmar

McConnell has been the head of the Republicans in the Senate for too long? He took over in January 2007 from Frist. 18 months is too long?

Good grief.

McConnell has been the only Republican Senate leader to seriously fight against the Democrats since Bob Dole. Lott and Frist certainly lowered the bar, but McConnell has done a good job of fighting off Reid and the press.


20 posted on 07/19/2008 6:52:10 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: mdittmar

Yep. But it’s time for all incumbents to go, regardless of party.


21 posted on 07/19/2008 6:55:13 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
18 months is too long?

Sorry didn't realize McConnell had only been in the senate for 18 months.

22 posted on 07/19/2008 6:59:12 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: mdittmar

Horrible idea, at the worst possible time in history. In a general election, wih a veto-proof Dem majority and a President Obama at stake? WTF are you thinking?


23 posted on 07/19/2008 7:05:02 PM PDT by Bluegrass Federalist
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To: mdittmar

Mitch has been in the senate since 1984. 24 years. That’s too long for ANYBODY to be there. We need fresh faces.


24 posted on 07/19/2008 7:05:31 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: alicewonders

BO at 43 months— I feel so good about those fresh faces.


25 posted on 07/19/2008 7:08:13 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: redstateconfidential

To the White House over the two that are running. Or right behind a Bush in another context.


26 posted on 07/19/2008 7:11:45 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

So you think the Republicans are doing a great job?


27 posted on 07/19/2008 7:13:00 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: alicewonders

have I seen a political party do a “great job” yet? The ‘94 Gingrich Republicans were supposed to enact the term limits that we all agree would have been great. They didn’t even try. There is no point of unilaterally disarming, although introducing effervescence as a concept might be beneficial over a decade or so. In the meantime, they’d get creamed every time out of the gate running virtual no names. It’s hard to get anybody to run on the Republican ticket for anything in many states.


28 posted on 07/19/2008 7:22:06 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Maybe the Republican Party is spent as a force.


29 posted on 07/19/2008 7:27:57 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: alicewonders

what other grouping can you compose to try to get to 50% + 1?


30 posted on 07/19/2008 7:30:15 PM PDT by gusopol3
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Yes McConnell and the Republican MINORITY in congress have done a great job in stopping most of the Democrats' Marxist/Socialist economy destroying bills. Republicans even stopped Amnesty for illegals last year. Now McConnell is trying to lift the ban that Democrats put on a trillion barrels of oil in oil shale in the U.S. and the ban that Democrats put on drilling in the OCS.

It is those that don't understand the 60% majority requirement of the Senate to pass bills that like the liberal media put the blame on Republicans for not "doing anything".

It has been said people deserve the government you get. Enjoy the starvation , food riots, and chaos of that socialism will bring because you , Michael Savage, and your ilk and the Democrats have combined to destroy that which is the only thing stopping socialism, the Republican party and Republican Mitch McConnel in the Senate.

It is sad to see the greatest country and my way of life being destroyed by ignorance.

The Republican bill, the Gas Price Reduction Act needs to be passed by Congress. It in part will lift the Democrat bans on 118 billion barrels of oil in the outer Continental Shelf and it will also lift the ban on a trillion barrels of oil in oil shale in the Western United States which no one knows about. Democrats of course will try to stop this bill. Please call Republican Mitch McConnell to thank him for pushing this bill and please send these links to everyone.

Mitch McConnell:' Just before the July 4th holiday, 44 Republicans introduced the Gas Price Reduction Act, a series of proposals to increase American energy production' .

"The 'Find More' provisions(in the bill) include increased exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf, where states want it, and lifting the ban on western oil shale exploration.

"We should also lift the ban on oil shale development which the new Democrat Congress enacted last year. Our western states are sitting on a sea of oil three times as large as the oil reserves in Saudi Arabia. Yet, at the insistence of the Democrat majority, we aren't allowed to touch it. They've put a 100 percent ban on oil shale exploration. With gas prices at more than $4 a gallon, this prohibition makes no sense.

U.S. Oil Shale Resources Are Three Times Larger Than the Current Oil Reserves in Saudi Arabia( 1 trillion barrels of oil). YET CONGRESS RECENTLY VOTED TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO DEVELOP U.S. OIL SHALE RESOURCES

Shell had to go to dangerous Middle East Country of Jordan to develop a much smaller by orders of magnitude amount of oil shale but Shell can't touch the trillion barrels of oil in our oil shale in our own back yard in Colorado,proof:

31 posted on 07/19/2008 7:35:48 PM PDT by rurgan (socialism doesn't work. Government is the problem not the solution to our problems.)
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To: mdittmar

He’s been there 24 years - but as GOP leader for 18 months.

And I agree fresh faces would be nice...unfortunately we do not have term limits, and he is still quite preferable over the joker the Democrats have as the opponent.


32 posted on 07/19/2008 7:35:57 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: rurgan

I went to your home page. I agree with every single thing you said on it! I just don’t think that the Republican Party is headed in the right direction. If they don’t stop - and turn around - they will continue to lose elections. They’ve lost sight of that whole “smaller government” thing.


33 posted on 07/19/2008 7:42:55 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: alicewonders

The Republicans in the Senate are the ONLY thing that can stop Obama, McCain and the Democrats from destroying the U.S.A with government healthcare, cap and trade, Amnesty for illegals, socialism etc. Those not supporting the Republicans in the Senate help this destrucion by Democrats come about much sooner.

You need a super majority, 60%, in the Senate to get anything done or passed in the Senate.Most bills need to get passed in the Senate if it is to become law. But Republicans only had a 51%(R) to 50%(D) bare majority. The liberal mainstream media called that Republicans “completely controlling” the Senate and Congress and the presidency. So then the media blamed every problem, most of them invented like global warming on the Republicans.

Many who call themselves conservatives then refuse to support Republicans saying that “Republicans had control of both houses and the Senate so they should have drilled for oil in ANWR , cut spending dramatically, built a fence on the border, privatized SSI etc.” That is just sheer ignorance or purposeful demagoguery. Democrats used filibusters to block measures like drilling in ANWR, proving again that you need a 60% majority to do anything in the Senate.

Yes I do agree with these “conservative” bashers of the GOP that Bush could have done more but he is just one man. Blaming the whole GOP is not only unfair and incorrect but it helps the Democrats achieve a real super majority in Senate which they will used to turn the U.S.A into a socialist state. If you look at the actual votes on bills in the Congress 90% of Republicans voted the right way to expand drilling, to deny Amnesty to illegals, to cut taxes, to limit government, to strengthen the military, for freedom. And Democrats vote in the exact opposite numbers for Socialism and expanding government and crippling industry and for Amnesty. However 90% of 51 Republican Senators is not enough to get past Democrat filibusters. Most of the government school educated public don’t understand the super majority requirement of the Senate and the liberal media spun this to demonize Republicans. MANY conservatives even on this site also use this tactic wittingly or unwittingly to bash the GOP as a whole , which only helps the Democrats/Marxists, and makes them “useful idiots” for communism as in Stalin’s day.


34 posted on 07/19/2008 7:48:34 PM PDT by rurgan (socialism doesn't work. Government is the problem not the solution to our problems.)
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To: alicewonders

Well if you agree with everything on my home page then you are a conservative and for freedom and liberty. Maybe the liberal mainstream media has misled you and other conservatives. I don’t know but we only have TWO ,2 choices support the Republicans or support the Democrats.If you look at the votes on bills then a conservative should support Republicans enthusiastically , not all Republicans but most of them (90%) who vote the right way.


35 posted on 07/19/2008 7:53:11 PM PDT by rurgan (socialism doesn't work. Government is the problem not the solution to our problems.)
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To: rurgan

You make a passionate argument for your party. I’m not happy with the party’s direction. I’ve worked hard for this party for 34 years and this year, I just can’t get on board with them. I know, the choice is horrible this fall - but I blame the party for us having to make that choice. Bush is the leader & he is mostly to blame, I think. I won’t even go into all the things that I think are wrong. I am disgusted with the whole lot.


36 posted on 07/19/2008 8:01:39 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: rurgan
bashers of the GOP that Bush could have done more but he is just one man

Glenn Beck polled his listeners , found 2.5% BO, 25% JM , > 70 % GWB if he could run for a third term

37 posted on 07/19/2008 8:03:52 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: mdittmar
Is it time for Senator Mitch McConnell,Republican Leader - United States Senator for Kentucky,to go?

Of course not. What a stupid vanity.

38 posted on 07/19/2008 8:06:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

welcome to chat


39 posted on 07/19/2008 8:06:55 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: alicewonders

Do you have a better alternative in an upcoming primary? A lot of purist whiners said the same thing about Rick Santorum being in congress too long in 2006 and we got a worthless rubber stamp to replace him.


40 posted on 07/19/2008 8:11:20 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Republican Wildcat; SunkenCiv

“And I agree fresh faces would be nice...unfortunately we do not have term limits, and he is still quite preferable over the joker the Democrats have as the opponent.”

Mr. Reid always looked more like an undertaker to me, not a joker. And Democrats think THAT is the face of diversity!


41 posted on 07/19/2008 8:12:28 PM PDT by Berosus (Supports the troops, bring them home -- from the Balkans.)
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To: mdittmar

WHY!???????????????????


42 posted on 07/19/2008 8:20:11 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Call me a “whiner” if you want to, I’m far from being a “purist” though. I do think that McCain is the worst possible candidate that we could have chosen for this most crucial of elections. The party is floating aimlessly right now. No vision. No leadership.


43 posted on 07/19/2008 8:23:52 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: mdittmar
The two largest newspapers in his state think so.

Of course, nowadays they're probably to the left of Pravda.
44 posted on 07/19/2008 8:41:27 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." --- Edmund Burke)
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To: Bratch; mdittmar
The two largest newspapers in his state think so.
Of course, nowadays they're probably to the left of Pravda.

well.....for the most part, your correct....the Louisville Courier-JoURINAL and Lexington Herald (Mis)Leader...both are long time propaganda rags of the (Marxist Socialist) DemocRAT Party...Your very kind, calling them "newspapers"...

45 posted on 07/19/2008 9:14:34 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: alicewonders

Well, after we convince McConnell and the few other republicans with spines that they have no support, why don’t we all get together, hold hands, and throw ourselves out of that 18th floor window? That way, the people who currently run the congress and who might soon run the Administration can continue their record of stellar achievement with no opposition at all, at all?


46 posted on 07/19/2008 9:17:41 PM PDT by Postman
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To: mdittmar

He’s been doing a great job against bad odds.


47 posted on 07/19/2008 9:24:47 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: mdittmar
Random much??????
48 posted on 07/19/2008 9:48:50 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("Change that works for Him!")
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To: mdittmar

He has been in for 6 terms, and he has done a great job while in there. He has only been in the role of leader for 18 months. And guess what? He is doing a great job in that position.

You want to get rid of a good Senator for what reason again?


49 posted on 07/19/2008 10:39:43 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: gusopol3
The ‘94 Gingrich Republicans were supposed to enact the term limits that we all agree would have been great.

Term limits would be a disaster to our freedom and liberty. You think it is hard trying to get a majority of 535 idiots to do the right thing?

Try getting tens of thousands of aides, staffers and lobbyists to do the right thing.

That is precisely what you would end up with if you got term limits. It takes years to get used to learn to wield power in DC, and those unelected power brokers would love to have a fresh crop of Representatives and Senators to run roughshod over.

If you think the elected elite are a problem in DC, wait till you give power to the unelected elite.

You don't like your Representative or Senator? Work to unelect them. There is your term limit.

50 posted on 07/19/2008 10:46:27 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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