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Mitch McConnell on verge of chance to be Senate majority leader (No Thanks, we'll pick someone else)
LA Times ^ | 1/23/2012 | By Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 01/23/2012 4:56:06 AM PST by tobyhill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell operates with a steely resolve, a political discipline that leaves nothing to chance.

A childhood bout with polio instilled in him an enormous capacity for patience. And for 25 years in Congress, the Kentucky Republican has waited for the moment now before him: the chance to become Senate majority leader.

With four seats needed to flip the chamber, or three if a Republican is elected president (because the vice president could break a tie), the GOP has its best opportunity in years to gain full control of Congress.

But McConnell and his party must first overcome the unfinished business weighing them down — an extension of a payroll tax break that is the White House's top legislative priority.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: leeches; no; nomcconnell; nomitch; nono; nonono; nononono; nonononono

1 posted on 01/23/2012 4:56:11 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
He has to go

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2 posted on 01/23/2012 4:59:22 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

We could also end up with someone much worse!


3 posted on 01/23/2012 5:02:01 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: tobyhill

Jim DeMint. Paging Senator Jim DeMint. Please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby for an urgent message!


4 posted on 01/23/2012 5:02:52 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: tobyhill

Both Boner and Lockjaw need to go.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 5:03:14 AM PST by montag813
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To: tobyhill

Mitch McConnel is the problem that has infected America and should resign in disgrace before he is removed.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 5:04:27 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: tobyhill

Jim DeMint for Majority Leader!


7 posted on 01/23/2012 5:05:00 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: tobyhill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell operates with a steely resolve, a political discipline that leaves nothing to chance.

Can't stop laughing right there!

McConnell,Frist, Lott--one of the reasons Conservatives have had it with the GOP establishment.

Having McConnell and Boehner as the opposition makes Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett, Reid and Pelosi go to bed happy at night.

8 posted on 01/23/2012 5:09:33 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: tobyhill

Heck NO! I would like nothing more than to see McConnell go home - for good!


9 posted on 01/23/2012 5:10:18 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: Elle Bee

But, but, IT’S HIS TURN! < / RINO off >


10 posted on 01/23/2012 5:11:44 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: ari-freedom

We could end up with someone much better too.

You buy’s your ticket, you takes your chance’s.

There must be someone in the Senate who isn’t waiting his turn—that is better than McConnell.

Sometimes those who wait their turn are not the best we can find for the job.


11 posted on 01/23/2012 5:19:46 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ari-freedom
off the top of my head it's hard to think of someone who is less intimidating than Mr. Milquetoast

He's the kind of 'leader' who keeps feeding the crocodiles hoping he'll be the last one eaten

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12 posted on 01/23/2012 5:20:03 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: tobyhill

And for 25 years in Congress, the Kentucky Republican has waited for the moment now before him:

Right there is why he should NOT be the Majority Leader.
This is not a union. The job should go to the most qualified. Not the next in line, not someone just because of seniority.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 5:21:04 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: exit82

I think having Rubio, Sessions, Demint or someone like them would make them shiver in their boots.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 5:21:26 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: tobyhill

Jim DeMint first choice. Maybe Jeff Sessions second choice or Richard Shelby.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 5:21:46 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: tobyhill

Jeff Sessions would be my pick, I think.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 5:23:30 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Elle Bee

When McConnell speaks, eyes glaze over.


17 posted on 01/23/2012 5:23:33 AM PST by Nickname
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To: tobyhill

Get DeMint. Isn’t this a secret caucus vote anyway?


18 posted on 01/23/2012 5:23:56 AM PST by pogo101
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To: tobyhill

This is not a stand in line and wait your turn.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 5:25:00 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: tobyhill

If the Tea party helps again defeat dems will they be given a seat at the adult table this time?
Or will Juan Boehner and Mitch be kept to keep the gravey train coming???


20 posted on 01/23/2012 5:35:20 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: tobyhill
Snowe or Collins /s

Seriously DeMint or Rubicon should be the leader.

21 posted on 01/23/2012 5:35:47 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: tobyhill

They’ll say what the tea partiers want to hear then screw them when they get what they want. McConnell will be leader if they take the senate. And I’m not sure that will happen.


22 posted on 01/23/2012 5:36:09 AM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: liberalh8ter
Heck NO! I would like nothing more than to see McConnell go home - for good! You and me both! He can't retire soon enough for me. Every year he is in office, my view of the people of Kentucky lessens.
23 posted on 01/23/2012 5:41:24 AM PST by Arcy
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To: tobyhill
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JIM DEMINT!!!
24 posted on 01/23/2012 5:43:30 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Duct tape McConnell to Boehner, take them up in a Huey and drop both of these wimp collaborationists in the Potomac, just off the sewage treatment plant.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 5:46:35 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: JSDude1

Absolutely!


26 posted on 01/23/2012 5:47:05 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: tobyhill

I thought McConnell was a ‘Rat! Who knew?


27 posted on 01/23/2012 5:55:38 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: tobyhill

My first act as dictator would be to have him publicly whipped and scourged. What a molding POS he is! How do we end up with assholes like McStupid?


28 posted on 01/23/2012 6:09:20 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: tobyhill

Not just no, but oh hell no. This guy has gotta go.


29 posted on 01/23/2012 6:26:56 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: Nickname
When McConnell speaks, eyes glaze over.

Including his own. We need some fire in the belly of our leadership.

30 posted on 01/23/2012 6:35:20 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: exit82
‘McConnell,Frist, Lott—one of the reasons Conservatives have had it with the GOP establishment.’
Very true.
These ‘Republican Leaders’ neither represent a desire for good government nor a Conservative philosophy. They are Statists, insider get along go along good ol boys. When there is a possibility for enough Conservative votes for a win, then they fold. If the Conservative position is going to lose, then they posture and pose and prate so they will look good when they stand for reelection.
Senator Jim DeMint is the Conservative leader, but I assure you, he will never, ever be Republican Leader(Majority or Minority).
TWB
31 posted on 01/23/2012 8:12:47 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: tobyhill

I think Jim DeMint has plans for that Majority Leader position. Thats why he didn’t want to run for President.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 8:16:35 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: eyeamok

I cast my first vote in 1984 for McConnell and Reagan. I cast my last vote for him last go around. I can’t do it again. He and the rest of the republicans in congress are cheese eating surrender monkeys and put the french to shame.

Please bring on DeMint for majority leader!


33 posted on 01/23/2012 8:21:01 AM PST by sarge83
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To: montag813

Both Boner and Lockjaw need to go.—

BumP That!


34 posted on 01/23/2012 9:50:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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