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McConnell smacks down tea party groups: They mislead for profit
MSNBC's Morning Joe ^ | November 8, 2013 | Jane C. Timm

Posted on 11/09/2013 12:51:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Mitch McConnell is done playing nice.

McConnell smacked down the tea party in an interview with Wall Street Journal opinion writer Peggy Noonan published Thursday evening.

The Tea Party is made up of people who are “angry and upset at government,” the Senate minority leader said, but they’ve been mislead by their leaders.

“They’ve been told the reason we can’t get to better outcomes than we’ve gotten is not because the Democrats control the Senate and the White House but because Republicans have been insufficiently feisty. Well, that’s just not true, and I think that the folks that I have difficulty with are the leaders of some of these groups who basically mislead them for profit,” he said.

When the tea party helped Sen. Rand Paul defeat a McConnell-approved candidate in a Kentucky Republican primary in 2010, McConnell made nice with the Senate’s tea party wing and looked to shore up his right flank, hiring a Paul-family friend, Jesse Benton, to run his re-election campaign. A tea partier challenged him from the right, but McConnell leads in polls by a 47 points.

Then the shutdown hit and all bets were off—McConnell quickly became a target when he brokered a deal with Democrats to reopen the federal government without taking down Obamacare....

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: gop; kentucky; mcconnell; teaparty

1 posted on 11/09/2013 12:51:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

mitch the bitch is going down this year.


2 posted on 11/09/2013 12:55:01 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder what the dnc promised his reward would be.


3 posted on 11/09/2013 12:55:05 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party is made up of the only Americans left.
This is why I am very pessimistic for the survival of America as we knew it.


4 posted on 11/09/2013 12:56:18 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

There will need to be a revolution but not necessarily one with physical armies like 1776.

It will need to be a gospel revolution.

Except for some sparks of life here and there, Christian faith in America has gotten weak and disheveled. The tribulation of a nice life of idols proved to be too much for those who had historically held this faith.

And this is how God does house cleaning. By letting evil, and that includes weakness and misdirection of faith, frustrate itself and its practitioners perish or become poor. Then God steps up with a message of divine salvation and it will generally be accepted, unless the situation is as far gone as a Sodom. Which in spite of long unprecedented rampancy of homosexuality in America today, hasn’t come close to happening yet (remember, an entire town sought to gang bang Lot’s angelic guests). (The “gay” crisis today is, I believe, a judgment on the widespread, if not absolutely universal, preaching and teaching of a weak gospel that is not up to helping these people out of their evil practices.)

Anyhow. I’ve gotten grief from a lot of people who say resurgence of faith is impossible. I say they are nuts and the Father seconds it. But it will need to be from new missions here. Most of the old churches are not, at least yet, up to the task.


5 posted on 11/09/2013 1:14:15 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: AlexW

Who voted with the Democrats for a couple billion for a hydro project again?


6 posted on 11/09/2013 1:14:20 AM PST by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

F him.


7 posted on 11/09/2013 1:24:22 AM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...because Republicans have been insufficiently feisty. Well, that’s just not true,”

Immmm. Yes, it is mitch. We know it. YOU know it. And good luck trying to erase the truth that is right in front of our eyes. Your time is up and ours has just begun. Get used to it.


8 posted on 11/09/2013 1:36:04 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

G’bye Mitch.


9 posted on 11/09/2013 2:40:08 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: MestaMachine

“feisty”is a loaded word meant to belittle. McConnell’s use of the word here proves his essential dishonesty.

He is intentionally misrepresenting patriots’ concern with mainstream Republicans. Our concern with mainstream Republicans is not they they have been insufficiently “feisty”. Rather it is that they have been insufficiently AWAKE.

Mainstream Republicans have been oblivious and indifferent to the revolutionary changes being wrought by Democrats other so-called progressives. They have been sleeping on duty. They have failed to raise the alarm. They have failed to stem the advance of the enemy within.

In fact mainstream Republicans are so out of it that they lack the capacity to recognize the enemy in front of them even while they attack.

What good are they to anyone but themselves?

Mainstream Republicans are worse than useless in the fight now upon us. They are in the way or aiding the enemy; either way, they have to go.

We can’t let us be suckered by any of the BS coming from that camp. They are putting their own sorry careers ahead of the national fate. Who cares what happens to the Republican brand? It’s only worth as much as it represents. If all it represents is Democrat enablers, suck-ups and apologists, it doesn’t represent anything worth keeping.


10 posted on 11/09/2013 2:45:49 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: John Valentine; AlexW
It's long past time to cut the political nuts off our oppressors.

Indiana Senate Leader Working Toward U.S. Constitutional Convention

11 posted on 11/09/2013 3:22:47 AM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: John Valentine

They just want to keep their lands and slaves!


12 posted on 11/09/2013 3:26:35 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Suddenly he is a big bad ass.


13 posted on 11/09/2013 3:27:51 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Notice that McConnell fights harder against the Tea Party than he does against Democrats?

The beauty of the Tea Party is that it has finally flushed out the Republicans who want to work in concert with the Democrats.

14 posted on 11/09/2013 3:35:55 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This blue blood country club degenerate scumbag who looks like he just escaped from the morgue should be in a nursing home and not still haunting the Senate.

Time to send soldiers to DC that have the balls to destroy the marxists and smash the system.

Every time this old bag opens his mouth against the tea party he needs to be slapped down hard

Time for the opposition to unify around a single primary opponent and fight creepy SOB like McConnel just as hard as they need to fight the communists in the general

Time to take the gloves off


15 posted on 11/09/2013 3:43:25 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Team Romney continues to be tough, but
ONLY against conservatives.

THE GOP is corrupt as the DNC.


16 posted on 11/09/2013 3:46:40 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

There is nothing wrong with ‘working with’ the Democrats. It’s the ‘working for’ the Democrats that bothers me about some of these Rinos


17 posted on 11/09/2013 3:50:27 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look what politics as usual has done to the country. It has given us a US Senate with a majority of horrible people with a huge superiority complex. If they're defeated in primaries, they win as third party candidates, with lots of help from corporate media. They sell out for pet projects or favors for their friends, then tell us we don't understand politics. When one of their own party doesn't play the game, they backstab their own (think McCain) with no restraint urged from their buddies. They seem to be mostly unpleasant, corrupted, self-centered elitists who are a world onto themselves.

The House of Lords seems to be far better as a ruling body. The Senate of ancient Rome might have been worse, but I'm not really sure about that.

How did it reach this point?

18 posted on 11/09/2013 3:51:11 AM PST by grania
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To: grania

The problem with the GOP is that there are far too many Americans, supporting sending jobs to other countries.

We have for an entire generation, been selling out.

Now the Tea Party could begin to solve this issue.

Stop buying everything from everywhere but here. Bring back American jobs.


19 posted on 11/09/2013 3:58:04 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Void the bowels of Washington, D.C.! 2014-2016
20 posted on 11/09/2013 4:07:11 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drizzle, drazzle, dradle, drone. Time for the voters to send this one home!

/obscure cartoon paraphrase.


21 posted on 11/09/2013 4:19:02 AM PST by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The Tea Party is made up of people who are “angry and upset at government,”

He’s just worried they’ll expose him for what he truly is and not get reelected. YES, the Tea Party is a real threat to all those who do not follow our Constitution & Bill Of Rights to the letter.

We know who these anti Americans are and we’ll be watching them and acting appropriately when the time is right!


22 posted on 11/09/2013 4:21:05 AM PST by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

““The Tea Party is made up of people who are “angry and upset at government,””

What’s your point, Mitch?


23 posted on 11/09/2013 4:32:26 AM PST by Makana (Old soldiers never die. They just read Free Republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Tea Party declares McConnell is the enemy, a person can expect McConnell to hit back.


24 posted on 11/09/2013 4:34:37 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McConnell has got to go.

5.56mm

25 posted on 11/09/2013 4:39:08 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good to know that the Tea Party “misleads for profit”.

I haven’t gotten my share of the take yet, who should I ask about this?


26 posted on 11/09/2013 4:46:54 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Secret Agent Man

It seems he has always been a snake out for his own. I hope he gets trampled in the turf. I’m going for “at a loss for words” before I post and run.


27 posted on 11/09/2013 4:49:11 AM PST by mcshot ("What's right is right" and we're being sunk by wrong .)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I do as well as possible buying "made in the USA" or Canada. I'll by things made in Mexico as a plan B, as I'd rather have Mexicans staying in their homeland than getting jobs here. If something is part of a culture or a national specialty, that's okay. For instance, silk and tea from China are okay.

It's better than it used to be. Technology and appliances/metal goods, no. Everything else, there are most often alternatives to avoid cheap labor markets. The thing is the USA merchandise isn't more expensive.

A big problem is the younger market. Nobody studies real economics anymore. Even those that study business don't always know economics, budgeting, local markets. Most don't seem to understand the connection between what they purchase and their futures. The global and national economies would have to collapse for things to turn in a good direction....that's been what I've come to believe during the past few years.

28 posted on 11/09/2013 4:58:03 AM PST by grania
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To: All
Watch out for those Party dudes. They play for keeps. I remember.

In the words of Nelson Rockefeller's public relations head, Stuart Spencer, "We had to destroy Barry Goldwater as a member of the human race."

Palin, Cruz, the Tea Party.. we are all Goldwaters now.

"McConnell smacks down tea party groups: They mislead for profit"

From the chamber to the chamber pot..
Void the bowels of Washington, D.C. 2014-2016

29 posted on 11/09/2013 5:18:40 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"There will need to be a revolution but not necessarily one with physical armies like 1776. It will need to be a gospel revolution."

I just don't know how to express strong enough how I believe HiTech RedNeck is absolutely correct!

Our nation has come to the point where is it will be impossible to elect a conservative government. The moochers now out-number the producers and the elite are too powerful, even controlling the media so that even most of the "conservative leaning" people and all of the sheeple never hear the truth. The Constitution (basis of our entire government system) is being trampled upon. The President can outright lie and not fear impeachment. And being realistic, if we were to fight with guns it is doubtful we could win and even if we did, at what cost would that be? Our numbers would be devastated and the moochers would still exist afterwards.

As pessimistic as all that may sound, I still have great hope and faith that there is a way out of this mess. The way out is deeply rooted in historical presidence (read the Old Testament). America became a great nation against all odds because of faith in an Almighty God and because our government's philosophy was based on this faith and the teachings of Christianity. How can we expect God to allow America to continue when we, as a nation and as a people, turn away from him?

So again I repeat what HiTech RedNeck said so elegantly..... "It will need to be a gospel revolution."

30 posted on 11/09/2013 5:21:55 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is hilarious coming from this guy. He recently got a nice little chunk of change for “making a deal” with the democrats. He is in bed with big business, at the expense of the average people and main street.
31 posted on 11/09/2013 5:27:17 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Secret Agent Man

“...mitch the bitch is going down this year.”

I sure as hell hope so.


32 posted on 11/09/2013 5:33:19 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only good thing about the extremely polarizing Obastard Presidency is that it is pulling the slimy RINOs out of the high grass and out into the open. Even here on Free Republic that is happening too.


33 posted on 11/09/2013 5:38:00 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...but they’ve been mislead by their leaders

Actually the leader who is misleading his constituents is you, Mitch.

Let me explain something to you Mitch. Something that you have totally failed to understand, because you're so cozy in bed with the far left democrats. Tea party leaders are just organizers in a people movement. They do not set the tone of the movement, the people do that. They voice the people's frustrations and aspirations, and take the time to do the leg work to organize and unite.

A top-down, big government liberal like you will have a hard time understanding this movement. Conservative leaning people are not sheep, meekly following whatever some leader says.

34 posted on 11/09/2013 5:38:49 AM PST by Moorings
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The amusing part about this is subtle. McConnell knows hierarchical organizations up and down; but that’s all he knows. The Tea Party is not a hierarchical organization, and it has all the political players befuddled for one simple reason: hierarchical organizations have no way to interface with non-hierarchical organizations.

Non-hierarchical organizations have no real leaders, just individuals whose ideas others agree with, so support on an *ad hoc* basis. So there is no “Tea Party leader” they can tear down, subvert, corrupt, undermine, or make a deal with.

This must be terribly frustrating for McConnell, made more so because while non-hierarchical organizations don’t look like they could work, they do. He might raise a billion dollars to save his pasty white buttocks, and it wouldn’t matter one bit.

Some Tea Party person sends an email to some of his friends, and it propagates, and is a hundred times more effective than all the TV and radio spots McConnell could buy.


35 posted on 11/09/2013 7:26:56 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The distinction between the Demmunist Party elites and the RINO elites is becoming increasingly more difficult to discern.
In fact I'm not sure anymore that there is a difference.
36 posted on 11/09/2013 11:06:27 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Darksheare

Not sure, but no doubt these RINO/DimLite’s have been promised some sort of funding to keep the progressive plan moving. They wouldn’t be fighting the Tea Party harder than their *opposition*, if they weren’t.


37 posted on 11/09/2013 11:08:39 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Heck, in the last presidential election, the GOP picked nominee fought other Republicans lightyears harder than he fought Obama.
Pretty much said it all with that: The GOP-e is in cahoots with the DNC.


38 posted on 11/09/2013 11:10:18 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeh Mitch just keep telling yourself that. The Tea Party can’t wait to tell you buh bye.


39 posted on 11/09/2013 11:32:46 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Diogenesis

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40 posted on 11/09/2013 11:35:24 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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