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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
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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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