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Rand Paul, McConnell Caught On Hot Mic Talking Shutdown Stratgey (VIDEO)
Youtube ^ | 10-3-13

Posted on 10/03/2013 8:09:31 AM PDT by Dysart

Short video of Rand Paul stepping in to counsel McConnell on strategy while waiting for live spot.


TOPICS: Government; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell; strategy
Fly on the wall moment.
1 posted on 10/03/2013 8:09:31 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart
Observe
2 posted on 10/03/2013 8:11:02 AM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Dysart
I didn't watch the vid (rarely do), but one suspects that the Pillsbury Doughboy (McConnell) was his milktoastian self. (I would love to be corrected, btw).

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3 posted on 10/03/2013 8:11:39 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Dysart

McConnell said he was all wired up before the conversation started, so they both knew.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 8:13:31 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Dysart

Not pleased to see them so damn chummy (and cynical). Remember that Ted Cruz has refused to back John Cornyn for re-election, and also has refused to stop his fund from attacking McConnell.


5 posted on 10/03/2013 8:13:51 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Seaplaner

McConnell said to Paul that he was “wired up,” implying that he should watch his P’s & Q’s, but Paul seemingly didn’t get the hint. And McConnell was more of a listener here.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: oldbrowser

True, but do you really want to pull back the curtain? I don’t think so.


7 posted on 10/03/2013 8:15:50 AM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Seaplaner

At least he’s listening to someone with cojones.


8 posted on 10/03/2013 8:16:38 AM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because...)
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To: Seaplaner

At least he’s listening to someone with cojones.


9 posted on 10/03/2013 8:16:39 AM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because...)
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To: Dysart

The only shock there is that McConnell is out of hiding and appearing engaged


10 posted on 10/03/2013 8:18:31 AM PDT by stanne
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To: GEC

No really, I don’t thing I hit it twice, but it’s true I was multi-tasking and answered my cell phone while posting.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 8:22:21 AM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because...)
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To: Dysart

Is this what the MSM is hoping will replace Harry Reid’s comments to Dana Bash?


12 posted on 10/03/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: montag813

“Remember that Ted Cruz has refused to back John Cornyn for re-election”

Cruz has not publicly endorsed Cornyn but has donated to his reelection campaign. Google it. Lawyers..


13 posted on 10/03/2013 8:38:02 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: oldbrowser

Intentional.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 8:40:45 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Dysart

Sounds like Rand was telling Mitch to hold the line.

I approve.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Now watch Mitch cave.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dysart
Sounds like they where being and saying consistently the same thing in private as they would In public. ‘we are willing to compromise, we have tried to kill obamacare but will simply take a compromise position. They are caught in the we will not negotiate mode and we will win this fight.’

hardly anything but good came out of this. They seem even more rational in a private moment.

17 posted on 10/03/2013 9:05:33 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Dead Corpse

My only concern is that the Rats and MM will twist his words in seeking to frame this in some warped, conspiratorial way should they jump on this. You know how pliable their audience is.


18 posted on 10/03/2013 9:20:06 AM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Dysart

They watched every word they said. Acted staged IMO.


19 posted on 10/03/2013 9:21:53 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Dysart

Actually I don’t see anything wrong here. Am I missing something??


20 posted on 10/03/2013 9:34:57 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Dysart

Brilliant staging :-)


21 posted on 10/03/2013 9:37:39 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: ontap

Wrong? Not all. But for their detractors there is opportunity to fundamentally transform it into something else. Apparently I alone think this, so...


22 posted on 10/03/2013 9:39:40 AM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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