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Mitch McConnell: 'I'm a Big Fan of Tea Party'
Breibart - Big Government ^ | 12-10-2013 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 12/11/2013 12:09:27 PM PST by Sir Napsalot

Appearing on FoxNews' "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated his support of the Tea Party movement. “Let me make it clear," McConnell told Cavuto. "I'm a big fan of the tea party movement. I think it's been extremely important in helping us regain the House and do well in the Senate in 2010."

McConnell had sparked controversy at the end of the November when he seemed to suggest on a conference call with donors that the Tea Party were "bullies" that he planned to "punch...in the nose."

"There is one particular organization that I was talking about, which I think has been counterproductive, but I think the movement in general has been very positive," McConnell said on Tuesday. The Senate Conservative Fund, which was originally founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint, has been aggressive in opposing McConnell in next year's primary.......

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


TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: kentucky; mitchmcconnell
Mmmmm, 'Kay. Mitch hasn't figured out internet yet?

Mitch likes Tea Party to be used as the 'useful idiots', that got GOP into regaining control of House and more seats in Senate. Otherwise, they are to be used as punching bags.

1 posted on 12/11/2013 12:09:27 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

What’s he gonna say next? That he’s a severe fan? Especially of the Eric Clapner wing of the Tea Party?


2 posted on 12/11/2013 12:10:14 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
A "big fan of" is an implicit admission that he does not share the values of the ephemeral TEA party.

He's on the outside looking in, you see.

3 posted on 12/11/2013 12:10:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Where is he holding the knife?


4 posted on 12/11/2013 12:11:08 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Then back the TEA Party candidate running against you in the primary, Mitch.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 12:11:57 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Sir Napsalot
In the same vein as Romney: "I am a severely conservative".
6 posted on 12/11/2013 12:14:50 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Hey Mitch, John McCain is not exactly a founding member of the Tea Party. What does that have to do with anything you might ask? You haven’t a clue what the Tea Party is all about. You just keep pulling levers to see if you can get some support from them.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 12:15:35 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Another lying politician lies when facing an upcoming election.

Buzz off, Mitch.

You did it to yourself.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 12:16:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Gotta give him that tiny bit of ‘honesty’.

IF Mitch Connell had said he was part of the Tea Party or tea party movement, nobody would have believed him.


9 posted on 12/11/2013 12:16:40 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Trying to split a hair between the TEA party and the SCF requires a sharper mind than Mitch will ever have. FUMM. We see through you and you can start counting the days to retirement and the cozy, lucrative lobbyist career that will likely follow


10 posted on 12/11/2013 12:20:31 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Sir Napsalot

LIAR…. he has been in DC too long and around Reid and O waaaaay too long


11 posted on 12/11/2013 12:20:31 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Sir Napsalot

12 posted on 12/11/2013 12:23:33 PM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: SERKIT

“Then back the TEA Party candidate running against you in the primary, Mitch.”

Hey, ecumenical feelings do not extend THAT far.

And the tooth fairy is real, too. Mitch McConnell has as good as read the T.E.A. party people out of the party, only very recently he would have nothing to do with them, as they are “too radical” for his taste.

“My way or the highway” is only a feasible alternative if there IS a highway. “My way” only ends up in a fever swamp somewhere.


13 posted on 12/11/2013 12:24:25 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I wonder how close he came to saying he was a real teabagger?


14 posted on 12/11/2013 12:24:35 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Mitch is just a cherry picking fan, in lieu of being a conservative leader as a senior (R) US Senator. Thanks for nothing, Mitch. You might as we’ll be a head of cabbage. At least then you would have some usefulness.


15 posted on 12/11/2013 12:25:47 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

so this ass hat is a liar just like obammy


16 posted on 12/11/2013 12:32:03 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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"I'm a big fan of the tea party movement."

"Fan" = Not actually on the team.

Back into your shell turtle head, you're not fooling anyone.

17 posted on 12/11/2013 12:33:28 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Henchster

TERM LIMITS
TERM LIMITS
TERM LIMITS


18 posted on 12/11/2013 12:42:22 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: Sir Napsalot
MCCONNELL: TEA PARTY 'BULLIES' WHO NEED PUNCH IN NOSE
19 posted on 12/11/2013 12:49:16 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sir Napsalot
You d@mn fool, IF you had a backbone, you wouldn't be in such a mess.
..your History, cramming your nose to 0'Bozo & Reid's @$..What did you expect?
gratitude???? ..for what, $elling USA & the populace down the river to hell!


Retire these Jack@$ Gutle$$ Old Party B@$@$D$; don't
show them any respect for their previous actions / deeds.
BOOT ' EM ALL OUT!

Support Matt Bevins, Defeat Sen. *itch "Mumbles" McConnell. *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support JD Winteregg, Defeat (SotH) Rep. John *HIC! / HIC!* Boehmer. *(D.C.-GOP / E)

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*District of Criminals-Gutle$$ Old Party / E$tabli$hment


20 posted on 12/11/2013 12:58:28 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Old turkey-neck sees the end of his career approaching


21 posted on 12/11/2013 1:08:19 PM PST by turducken
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To: Sir Napsalot

At least he’s nervous enough to throw the Tea Party a bone. That’s something.


22 posted on 12/11/2013 1:10:19 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Hardastarboard
"At least he’s nervous enough to throw the Tea Party a bone"

Somebody read the TEA leaves to him.

23 posted on 12/11/2013 1:18:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot; All
That's strange. Regarding title of referenced Breitbart article, I didn't know a person could be a big fan of the Tea Party and ignore the federal government's constitutionally limted powers at the same time.

And less than a month earlier at Breitbart, the following ...

Exclusive -- McConnell: Tea Party 'Bullies' Who Need Punch in Nose

Note between the two Breitbart articles how Breitbart manipulates photos of politicians.

24 posted on 12/11/2013 1:23:47 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Unrequited Love”???????????????????????????


25 posted on 12/11/2013 1:26:13 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Dr. Sivana

“What’s he gonna say next? That he’s a severe fan? Especially of the Eric Clapner wing of the Tea Party?”

I would hope so, since Clapner wrote the Tea Party theme song.


26 posted on 12/11/2013 1:42:10 PM PST by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Mitch is beginning to realize he is in big trouble!


27 posted on 12/11/2013 1:59:23 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Nice reference to the black quack! That was some years ago.
Rush gave her hell and I loved it.
Good one.


28 posted on 12/11/2013 3:28:56 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

typical libtard dim lies thru his teeth and believes he is telling the truth


29 posted on 12/11/2013 5:09:32 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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Republicans will face intense pressure over unemployment benefits
BY GREG SARGENT
December 11 at 12:24 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/12/11/republicans-will-face-intense-pressure-over-unemployment-benefits/

[snip] The imminent expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program for 1.3 million Americans is mostly being treated as a fait accompli in Washington... (Dems have created an interactive map showing how many people in each state stand to lose benefits.)... This strategy includes placing Op ed pieces by Democrats in papers that serve the districts of top Republicans, such as this one by Rep. Sander Levin in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the largest paper in John Boehner’s home state. The game plan is granular: One Democrat points out to me that stats are available on how many would lose benefits on the county level, and that Dems are trying to push these numbers into the coverage, because it is tangible for people in local communities. [/snip]


30 posted on 12/11/2013 5:44:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Who exactly is going to buy this?


31 posted on 12/11/2013 5:45:23 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"I think it's been extremely important in helping us regain the House and do well in the Senate in 2010."

That's the money line, ain't it?

Sort of like when Arlen Sphincter said he changed to a democrat to get re-elected.

32 posted on 12/15/2013 7:04:25 AM PST by Pietro
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To: turducken

Here’s hoping his internal polling shows a disaster on election day.


33 posted on 12/15/2013 7:06:01 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler
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