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Exclusive -- McConnell: Tea Party 'Bullies' Who Need Punch in Nose
breitbart.com ^ | 11/22/13 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 11/22/2013 9:30:20 AM PST by cotton1706

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a conference call organized by Karl Rove’s Crossroads organization for large donors and their advisers on Oct. 30 that the Tea Party movement, in his view, is a “nothing but a bunch of bullies” that he plans to “punch … in the nose.”

On the call, according to a donor who was on it, McConnell personally named Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as Tea Party conservatives he views as problematic for him. “The bulk of it was an attack on the Tea Party in general, Cruz in particular,” the source, a prominent donor, said in a phone interview with Breitbart News.

But the most memorable line came at the end of the call.

“McConnell said the Tea Party was ‘nothing but a bunch of bullies,’” the source said. “And he said ‘you know how you deal with schoolyard bullies? You punch them in the nose and that’s what we’re going to do.’”

Rove, as well as American Crossroads President and CEO Steven J. Law who also serves as the president of sister group Crossroads GPS, were also on the call. Rove “talked in a slightly gentler way, or let’s say, a more diplomatic way,” the source said. “But the message was pretty well the same: That if we’re going to save this thing, we have to back real Republicans.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; defundkarlrove; defundmitchmcconnell; elections; karlrove; mcconnell; mikelee; primarymcconnell; teaparty; teapartybullies
More evidence every day that this man is not interested in advancing the cause of conservatism in any way. He just wants republicans elected...the ones he picks, through his crony at the NRSC, and through his hand-picked chairman, Roy Blunt and its former chairman, his current lieutenant, John Cornyn.

Mitch McConnell is a power-hungry, vindictive, insidious man.

1 posted on 11/22/2013 9:30:20 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“Pointing to how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just invoked the “nuclear option,” breaking 225-year old Senate rules to slip through President Obama’s liberal nominees, an aide to a Tea Party lawmaker said that McConnell’s focus on trying to go after the Tea Party has jeopardized Senate Republicans’ chances at actually beating Democrats. “Under Sen. McConnell’s watch, Republicans today just got rolled over by Democrats who pushed the button on the nuclear option, destroying years of well-established Senate order,” the aide said in an email to Breitbart News. “Perhaps if he focused less on destroying the Tea Party and more on defeating Democrats, he’d have more to show for his leadership.”


2 posted on 11/22/2013 9:30:54 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

How’s his conservative primary opponent doing? Bevin, I think?


3 posted on 11/22/2013 9:31:33 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cotton1706

Can’t wait to see him cry in 2014 despite using every sleazeball tactic the DNC andtheir actiists could throw his way.


4 posted on 11/22/2013 9:32:15 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: cotton1706

FUMM, I support Matt Bevin!!!

See my tagline to see how you can help oust Mitch from the Senate!


5 posted on 11/22/2013 9:32:45 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: cotton1706

That means amnesty and God only knows what else.


6 posted on 11/22/2013 9:32:51 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: cotton1706

I hope Sarah Steelman primaries Blunt.


7 posted on 11/22/2013 9:32:52 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: cotton1706
We run the RNC, how dare the conservatives try to have a voice.
8 posted on 11/22/2013 9:33:06 AM PST by hadaclueonce (This tag left blank on purpose)
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To: cotton1706

9 posted on 11/22/2013 9:33:25 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

10 posted on 11/22/2013 9:33:40 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

11 posted on 11/22/2013 9:33:50 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

Yet another old angry man with no concept of what is going on.


12 posted on 11/22/2013 9:34:15 AM PST by Zathras
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To: cotton1706

13 posted on 11/22/2013 9:34:23 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

I should have realized a decade ago about that beady-eyed little fat boy. He should still be wearing a beanie cap and short pants in my estimation. He is nothing but evil in my book, evil on the scale of Democrats, frankly. Goiter neck? Just another old lying appeaser who treasures power more than the treasure of our nation. He doesn’t even know what it is. Utterly disgusting.


14 posted on 11/22/2013 9:34:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

Rush is covering this now. He also mentioned that McConnell said he wants to fix the nuclear disaster orchestrated by reid yesterday by winning back the Senate and then changing the rules back!


15 posted on 11/22/2013 9:35:24 AM PST by pgkdan (Stay Calm and Cruz on! Ted Cruz for President in 2016!)
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To: cotton1706
Hey you old goat, why don't you go punch Harry Reid and stop attacking T.E.A. Party Conservatives!!

Friend of Rove, that's all ya need to know.

16 posted on 11/22/2013 9:36:17 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: pgkdan

“Rush is covering this now. He also mentioned that McConnell said he wants to fix the nuclear disaster orchestrated by reid yesterday by winning back the Senate and then changing the rules back!”

Right, and the meaning is obvious. McConnell wants to help democrat get their nominees through but make sure that no future republican president can get their nominees through “because that would be fair.”


17 posted on 11/22/2013 9:37:03 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: pgkdan

McConnell is such a gentlemanly loser.


18 posted on 11/22/2013 9:37:17 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: cotton1706

Feel the love...


19 posted on 11/22/2013 9:39:31 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: pgkdan

SO ... what will happen in the future, is that when Democrats are in power, they change it to the nuclear option — and then — every time the Republicans are in power, they change it back again! ... LOL ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3094384/posts


20 posted on 11/22/2013 9:39:50 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: cotton1706

You can just abbreviate “power-hungry, vindictive, and insidious” by calling Mitch McConnell a liberal.

He is a liberal Republican. That explains so much about him. That his loyalties are to the liberal agenda, that he would support liberal Democrats, but never conservatives, that he imagines himself an elite whose senate seat is his by dint of his superiority, that he is filled with hate at those who object to his bad behavior, and that he is treacherous and deceptive, calling himself a “hero” when he is but a base villain.


21 posted on 11/22/2013 9:39:57 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (War on Terror news at rantburg.com)
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To: cotton1706

Another politician advocating violence.


22 posted on 11/22/2013 9:41:33 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I truly hope the people of Kentucky are paying attention to this stuff.


23 posted on 11/22/2013 9:41:43 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Stop bullying the poor old downtrodden federal government with your meany protests

seriously, will the sheeple by this one?


24 posted on 11/22/2013 9:42:26 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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25 posted on 11/22/2013 9:42:34 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: LyinLibs

Love your idea of checks and balances


26 posted on 11/22/2013 9:43:13 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: cotton1706

Evidently, Mitch would love to punch Ronald Reagan on the nose.


27 posted on 11/22/2013 9:44:58 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: cotton1706

The Saudis and Communists who fill McCain/McConnell’s offshore bank accounts each week should realize they need better actors.

Nobody is buying this soap opera.


28 posted on 11/22/2013 9:46:13 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706
This is what Ted Cruz and the Tea Party know......and what Rove etc. choose to overlook...even Democrats know Obamacare doesn't pass the smell test.
29 posted on 11/22/2013 9:47:59 AM PST by yoe ( Defund Obamacare now — or risk voter backlash in 2014)
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To: cotton1706

Geotrge Washington, Paul Revere; and that rest of the group were all bullies as well.


30 posted on 11/22/2013 9:49:11 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: cotton1706

“Bully” is a happening word.

Poor Mitch... Ted Cruz is such a big bully, having the audacity to live up to his campaign promises.

“Owww! Owwwwwwww! Knock it off! I mean it! Hey, stop it. STOP it Ted! Owwwwww that HURTS! I’m gonna tell Karl on you!”


31 posted on 11/22/2013 9:49:22 AM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: cotton1706

I see... The TEA party, (Taxed Enough Already), is the bully here? We the Taxpayers of the country are getting raped over and over to pay taxes on this, taxes on that and ‘fees’ up the ying/yang and we are the Bullies?

Fraid not, Senator McConnell, it’s time for pay back. You and yours bullied us first and took all you could from us. Now it’s time for you to get taken to the cleaners.


32 posted on 11/22/2013 9:55:20 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: cotton1706

McConnell needs to go
Period


33 posted on 11/22/2013 9:56:11 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: cotton1706
I'm confused. The Tea Party are, as a group, actually quite liberal on many issues.

What distinguishes the Tea Party from others on the right is that they're willing to back up their ideas with action.

They're hated because they're willing to act against government expansion rather than just trying to slow it down.

34 posted on 11/22/2013 9:57:40 AM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: The_Media_never_lie
McConnell is such a gentlemanly loser.

No, he is just a loser, along with all those other GOPe.

35 posted on 11/22/2013 9:58:46 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: cotton1706

How swiftly a liberal’s mind turns to thoughts of violence.


36 posted on 11/22/2013 10:06:29 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: pgkdan

He doesn’t have to worry about changing the rule back. If the dems lose the Senate, their last act will be to change the rule back! They’ve got it all covered!


37 posted on 11/22/2013 10:16:48 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: All

Karl Rove’s spokesperson:

Jonathan Collegio
jacollegio@americancrossroads.org
(202) 559-6424.


38 posted on 11/22/2013 10:21:36 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: cotton1706

Rove: “we have to back real Republicans”

At least Rove was honest in making that statement.

They want Republicans. Conservatives need not apply. Conservatives are RINOS. Rove, McConnell, Alexander, Graham, Snowe, et al. are the “real Republicans”. And the “real Republicans” hate conservatives even more than the Dims hate conservatives.


39 posted on 11/22/2013 10:38:47 AM PST by SharpRightTurn
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To: SharpRightTurn
Sometimes I think the ptb in the Republican Party believe their own rhetoric. They really do think they're special. They still post that it's our fault that Obama got elected twice. Fact is, two times, the RNC/RINOs and their puppet masters gave us really bad candidates. McCain and Romney couldn't even bring voters over to the importance of constitutional conservative government when running against a dunce.

They're still on that high horse named arrogance. They want to give us another one of their own as presidential nominee; they'll lose again.

40 posted on 11/22/2013 10:45:40 AM PST by grania
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To: cotton1706

He done lost his mind!


41 posted on 11/22/2013 10:46:11 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: cotton1706

He is a man whowas never a man to begin with.

I would bet that when he went to grade school the other kids called him a sissy.


42 posted on 11/22/2013 12:12:47 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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