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McConnell pushes back on 'Kentucky kickback'
CNN ^ | 10/17/13 | Byron Wolf

Posted on 10/17/2013 8:50:52 AM PDT by jimbo123

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denied slipping a special provision into a deal he co-engineered to end the 16-day government shutdown and end a showdown over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

And the longtime Republican Senator from Kentucky had an admonishment for Republicans whose sole focus is the "impossible dream" of ending Obamacare.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: kentuckykickback; primarymcconnell; rino
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1 posted on 10/17/2013 8:50:52 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

McConnell: “Work will set you free.”


2 posted on 10/17/2013 8:51:49 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: jimbo123

He should be arrested for treason and imprisoned for the rest of his life. Effing Traitor!


3 posted on 10/17/2013 8:52:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jimbo123

As if we’re buying this. I bet the kickback for Lautencorpse was his idea too!

MATT BEVIN 2014


4 posted on 10/17/2013 8:52:48 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123
That's why you're their, Milch, to surrender and say you fought the good fight.
5 posted on 10/17/2013 8:52:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: jimbo123

FU McConnell.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: jimbo123

Collaborator!


7 posted on 10/17/2013 8:53:11 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: jimbo123

Perhaps, and I wouldn’t put it past the RATs to stick it in there just to gore him. That said, there were no loud protests pre-passage out of his mouth, were there? No suggestion that whatever the merits, it did not belong in a “clean” bill.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 8:54:52 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: jimbo123

He’s crying, so a nerve was struck, which means he’s vulnerable. Meaning pure fodder for his opponent.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 8:55:46 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: jimbo123

Matt Bevin has been handed a golden opportunity.

I can see the commercial: show McConnell’s locks and dams interspersed with pictures of people waiting for health care. Then show McConnell’s picture.

“If you like the destruction of your health care, thank Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky Kickback.” And then beat McConnell bloody with it.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 8:56:36 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: jimbo123

“...denied slipping a special provision into a deal he co-engineered...”

Good grief, how did that 2+ billion dollar kickback get in that bill?

bwahahahahaha!!


11 posted on 10/17/2013 8:56:48 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: jimbo123
Ending obamacare is only a dream as long as congress, staffers, federal employees, judges, and the connected don't have to be in it or have a different subsidy scale than the public.

Make them eat their party grown peas, and make them pay the same for them as the rest.

Dream realized in 30 seconds.

12 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Gaffer

He should be arrested for treason and imprisoned for the rest of his life. Effing Traitor!


Along with this dumbass

McCain: There’ll be no more government shutdowns — I guarantee it

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/10/17/mccain-therell-be-no-more-government-shutdowns-i-guarantee-it/


13 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:48 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jimbo123
Schumer: McConnell Tells Me Senate GOP Will Be Different Now

And the bribe is already paying dividends!

14 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: jimbo123
"It's clear that Democrats are not gonna blink" on Obamacare, he said, although he promised to keep up the fight against the health law. "It's a disaster," he argued, pointing to the glitches in the healthcare.gov website.

But ending it is an "impossible dream".

I'm sick to death of these doubletalkers.

15 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

Its not compromise, its corruption. He’s a poster boy for the GOP.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 8:58:38 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: NonValueAdded

We all know you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it, so of course he would have no idea. /s


17 posted on 10/17/2013 8:58:46 AM PDT by JustSurrounded
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

His friend Lamar! Alexander put it in.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 8:59:11 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: jimbo123

McConnell’s excuse is....

I agree with everyone (Republicans) but I couldn’t do anything about it because I don’t have any ideas about how to do anything about it so I have to keep going along with the destruction of the country and against my (supposed) principles because the people I agree with are wrong. And by the way, I got $2 billion dollars from the fed in this compromise to keep projects in my state going.

(BTW - It’s suppose to be incoherent and conflicting)


19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:59:37 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: jimbo123

Ditch Mitch in the primaries.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT by Lexington Green (2012 - It wasn't an election. It was a coup d'etat.)
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To: jimbo123

Anybody out there from Kentucky know what the odds are to flush this sob from office?


21 posted on 10/17/2013 9:00:11 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: jimbo123

He hates the fact that he can’t get earmarks anymore especially since he’s up for reelection. But he finagled one anyway.

He barely won in 2008. He’s going to lose this time one way or the other. His mission now is to prevent a conservative from getting into the senate by winning his primary.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 9:00:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: jimbo123

23 posted on 10/17/2013 9:01:14 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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The best way to tell Midge McConnell to FO is to donate to Matt Bevin so we can get a real conservative in that Senate seat!

https://mattbevin.com/


24 posted on 10/17/2013 9:02:00 AM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: jimbo123
Bitch is a walking neon sign that keeps blinking "TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS...

This forever smirking fool (Can't help it. Face was badly burned while eating hot government slop)is such an accommodator that he must be retired. Too damned bad he gets perks and pay for the rest of his life!

25 posted on 10/17/2013 9:02:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: jimbo123

McConnell is such a ....well I can’t say it in polite company.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 9:02:14 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: jimbo123
I am irked at these Republicans that buckle every single time an important vote comes up.

That being said I think Obama is using it to his advantage... divide and conqueror.

27 posted on 10/17/2013 9:03:11 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: jimbo123
From my previous link:

“I’ve talked to Mitch about this — I think the whole Republican Senate is different now,” Schumer said on Morning Joe on Thursday. “I don’t think Ted Cruz will recover so quickly. . . . I think the Tea Party and Ted Cruz have peaked.”

28 posted on 10/17/2013 9:03:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: jimbo123

In other words, he told out his State’s future for $2 billion now.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 9:03:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: blackdog

POST OF THE DAY!!!!

Make EVERYONE participate in this wonderful new program....NO EXCEPTIONS!


30 posted on 10/17/2013 9:03:44 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: NonValueAdded
Perhaps, and I wouldn’t put it past the RATs to stick it in there just to gore him.

He is such a piss poor leader that giving his state Three billion dollars worth of pork was to keep him in office.

The man belongs in a nursing home. Get him out of there.

31 posted on 10/17/2013 9:03:56 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Perhaps, and I wouldn’t put it past the RATs to stick it in there just to gore him.”

Really??? Are you saying he and his staff didn’t read the bill he helped write???

That little project that the bill funds is a black hole that has been in the works since the mid 1990s. Now, how did that pesky thing get in that legislation? hmmmmm

Really???


32 posted on 10/17/2013 9:04:16 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: jimbo123

It doesn’t matter who put it in there, it was for McConnell’s vote. That makes him just another bought and paid for politician. Choke on it liar.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 9:05:32 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
And then beat McConnell bloody with it.
unfair..He'll get to use his NEW Health Care package...
(non 0'BlahBlah's DeathCARE) to heal his wounds.

34 posted on 10/17/2013 9:06:09 AM PDT 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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To: jimbo123
" the "impossible dream" of ending Obamacare" Why even send Republicans to office then?
35 posted on 10/17/2013 9:07:32 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: blackdog

Make Bammy put back all his waivers and exemptions and make sure they go in effect January 1.

You’ll see a tidal wave GOP win after 11 months of original recipe Bammycare. Delaying it a year means nobody get to feel the pain prior to the election.

It’s time America gets the goobermint they voted for. Instead , the morons in the GOP will save Democrats from themselves(again)

“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”-Abraham Lincoln


36 posted on 10/17/2013 9:08:28 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: MeganC

This is what we need to do. Instead of trying to unseat all the RINOs at once, we should concentrate on McConnell first. As someone here said, he is the poster boy for RINO betrayal.

Everybody send Mitch’s opponent $10, $20, or whatever you feel you can. If enough people contribute, small amounts will add up to big money.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 9:10:03 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

“His friend Lamar! Alexander put it in.”

grrrrr LOL


38 posted on 10/17/2013 9:11:01 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Instead of trying to unseat all the RINOs at once

Worked great in Indiana. We traded an 80% Republican for a 97% Democrat! I'm sure Kentucky can be equally successful. The media loves to shred Tea Party candidates. Whoever replaces old McC in the general election better be d@mn good, like a Ted Cruz.

39 posted on 10/17/2013 9:14:23 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: TurboZamboni
See a politician? Turn your back on them.

Everyone! It doesn't matter who or what party they are with. We have to live with their results. Their results are shameful.

Let's get real Amish and shun them. Turn our backs to them all. If you are at home in front of a television, turn your back by turning CNN, Fox, MSNBC, PBS, and network news off.

In a month they will be destroyed.

40 posted on 10/17/2013 9:14:27 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

that’s why I’ll be happy that he loses his job with 4 TP candidates knocking at the door to replace him next year


41 posted on 10/17/2013 9:16:27 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: JPG

poor..poor..turtle, to be compared to Mitch "the *itch" McConnell...and on a hot summer day.
...looks like a Saw-Toothed Turtle.

42 posted on 10/17/2013 9:16:31 AM PDT 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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To: jimbo123

0bama’s Bitch McConnell


43 posted on 10/17/2013 9:18:08 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: nascarnation

Worked great in Indiana. We traded an 80% Republican for a 97% Democrat! I’m sure Kentucky can be equally successful. The media loves to shred Tea Party candidates. Whoever replaces old McC in the general election better be d@mn good, like a Ted Cruz.


The difference is Dems support their lighweights candidates 100%. The GOP establishment does not if they are conservative. They are happy to push their own air heads on us like Connie Mack but we never get a mulligan. Why is that?


44 posted on 10/17/2013 9:18:09 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Obadiah

someone should tell McConnell that obamacare can and SHOULD be unfunded or repealed. It is completely un-constitutional


45 posted on 10/17/2013 9:19:10 AM PDT by povet (if you want to know whats coming look back)
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To: jimbo123
Even if you take Mitch at his word, he did include the section that relinquished Congressional control over the debt limit, handing it over to the President. That is far worse, in the long run, than any petty (well, no so petty) porkbarrel graft
46 posted on 10/17/2013 9:22:34 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: jimbo123

RINOs on ending or defunding Obamacare, “impossible dream”, “bridge too far”, “fools errand”, “Democrats weren’t going to blink”, ... Anybody see any more to add to the excuse list?


47 posted on 10/17/2013 9:22:43 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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McConnell is pulling absolutist BS here. There was plenty of space for fall back plans of attack once defund wasn’t in the cards. What about the Vitter amend, Mitch? Personal exemption delay? The old fool never even fought against ANYTHING in obamacare. Were they all impossible dreams also, Mitch? What an asshat he is.


48 posted on 10/17/2013 9:22:47 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: max americana

“that’s why I’ll be happy that he loses his job with 4 TP candidates knocking at the door to replace him next year”

ditto

I am going to be watching that race with great interest. Time to get out the checkbook.


49 posted on 10/17/2013 9:23:35 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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Oh, yeah, I really believe Sen. Mitch “Vidkun Quisling” McConnell. Try your BS somewhere else, you old fool.
50 posted on 10/17/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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