Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell: Time for GOP Establishment to 'Stand Up to' Tea Party
Posted on 12/01/2013 5:38:12 PM PST by servo1969
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican up for re-election in 2014, told the Washington Examiner in an interview published Friday that he believes it is time for the GOP establishment to stop conservatives and Tea Partiers.
McConnell argued it is utter nonsense for groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), which has endorsed his primary challenger businessman Matt Bevin, to argue that Republicans like him in Congress are not fighting hard enough to defeat Democrats. In the interview, McConnell focused on deriding Tea Partiers for leading the effort to defund Obamacaresomething that, coupled with the Democrats refusal to compromise on the soon-to-fail Obamacare, resulted in a government shutdown.
The Senate Conservatives Fund is giving conservatism a bad name, McConnell told the Examiner for the piece titled The Establishment Fights Back: Mitch McConnell leads GOP battle against Tea Party insurgents.
Theyre [SCF] participating in ruining the [Republican] brand, McConnell said. What they do is mislead their donors into believing the reason that we cant get as good an outcome as wed like to get is not because of a Democratic Senate and a Democratic president, but because Republicans are insufficiently committed to the causewhich is utter nonsense.
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About 20% are liberals and about 40% are conservatives. Time for a conservative party, Sara and the American Party.
Why would any TEA Partier vote for this anachronism, even in the General?
The GOPe need to see Mitch go down, in flames.
(Where are the attacks on Dingy? Zer0? Schumer? Juan? Linda?
It will be great to see this icon of RINO do nothing pass off the scene. He has become part of the problem and is not working to solve anything. I hope...for real change.
Hey Mitch, how about time to stand up to the Democrats!!
Man, his poll numbers must not be so good - somehow it would have been nice if he had attacked Harry Reid and the democrats with this much fervor!~
Given the rampant and virtually unstoppable ‘Rat election fraud, which the GOP was happy to condone, the Pubbies can’t win another election anyway. Why should conservatives want to associate with that bunch of losers, anyway?
A message needs to be sent to the Chamber of Commerce that with conservative ascendancy, they are going to get their teeth kicked in for supporting failures like McConnell at the expense of the United States.
This is the bottom line. Conservatives are trying to save the United States, and RINOs are complicit with Democrats in trying to destroy the United States. If the Chamber of Commerce can’t get this simple fact through their thick skulls, then it is time for them to get not just politically marginalized, but destroyed.
You are either for the United States, or you are against it.
No, Go to Hell Burn.
Who TF are you? You elitist pig.
Get out of our party you ecquivocating, self promoting, pompous, paramour .
Aren’t you due for a hip operation?
Did Mitch jump over to the Democrat Party ?
At least he’s honest about which side he is on.
Does the SOB stand up to the First Traitor?
Does the SOB stand up for the Constitution?
Remove the EXEMPT SOB.
Bring it on,
The Tea Party
Sorry Mitchy old boy. Ain’t no one in your GOPe with the ‘nads to stand up to the TEA Party. You punks are afraid of the Kenyan, how in the hell do you think you’d get away with “standing up” to REAL AMERICANS? LOL! Lighten up Mitchy.
I’m waiting to hear how we can work within the Republican Party and change it. McConnell is proof that will never happen.
He is a turd that cannot be polished. He has no idea how much of the base here he has permanently alienated. Or maybe he does. I double damn guarantee you that he would rather see Grimes elected than Bevin. Book on it. Because if Bevin doesn’t get the nomination, it will be Grimes getting the seat.
I agree about the conservative party. Kick out the RINOs in the GOP and take it over, listen to them cry. Best payback EVAH!
Man, is he making our job easy! (Naturally by “our” I mean the good people of Kentucky)
I thought I read earlier that there was a bunch of candidates running. Is that true? Is Bevin the best of the batch?
I’d like one of those sumbitches to say that to my face. Too much of a candy ass is my bet.Nothing screams new party like mitch the turtle and the cry baby.
Dear Mitch McConnell,
The Tea Party is/was the BASE of the Republican Party. They are the voters who would vote for the GOP EVERY SINGLE TIME. Why did they stop? Because people like YOU moved so far to the left that you became unworthy of supporting.
You are targeting the very people who put you into office. Do you realize how STUPID you are? I don’t think so.
A Conservative who no longer supports GOP Establishment liberals.
“Rat election fraud, which the GOP was happy to condone, “
The RNC signed a consent decree in ‘81 or ‘82, in which they agreed not to pursue vote fraud cases unless they got permission from the courts first. So in many cases their hands are tied. They tried, in 2011 or so, to get that decree dissolved and the court said “No!”. Now if TEA Party was a separate party, not linked to GOP, they could then pursue fraud cases with vigor.
Of greater concern to me is teh lack of GOP interest in stopping the unconstitutional acts of the executive branch. McConnel recently said, basically, yeah how bout that, he’s doing whatever he wants! As though the congress was powerless to act. I must wonder- could the DNC have that much blackmail material?
he must be defeated.
I never liked this creep.
STFU Miotch. F’n Rat enabler.
We are all sooooooooo skerrrrred, Mighty Mouse Mitch.
Nuthin but Kapos groveling before their democrat masters.
Are we sure this is accurate? Sounds like political suicide. I know Mitch is stupid but I can’t imagine he’s that damn dumb.
I dream of Mitch having a cell right next to the ones holding Reid and Pelosi.
Wonder who his DNC handler is.
You and your entire ‘establishment’ don’t have the testicular fortitude to stand up to us on a good day. On a bad day, you would all faint from sheer exhaustion and lack of oxygen and maybe even drop dead because guess what. We surround you and we have more guts than you think.
You and your establishment need to take your ill-gotten gains and run away now while you can still shuffle along shakey as you are.
The rinos are arrogant.
I met Mitch in 2010, and I was stunned. He’s a creeper. He drips dirty oily politics.
Contribute time and money until it hurts to the campaign of Matt Bevin and the other worthy candidates endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund.
the GOP old dogs are in cahoots with the Progs. Split the Republicans to ensure a Victory for Obama and his 3rd Term.
McConnell doesn’t get it.
When was the last time democrats ‘took on’ a group that voted for them?
Instead of “standing up to” anybody Mitch McConnell just needs to stand down. And then go away. If McConnell represents the republican “brand” then the republicans need a new brand.
The outside groups, in McConnell’s view, are unaccountable and financially motivated and pose a threat to the Republican Party’s viability. The groups in 2010 and 2012 backed a handful of untested, ideological candidates in Republican primaries that couldn’t win general elections, costing the party opportunities to build a majority. It’s a threat that must be addressed ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections, McConnell said, because it’s repelling the very voters the GOP needs if it’s ever to take control of the federal government.
To have the kind of year we ought to have in 2014, we have to have electable candidates on November ballots in every state — people that don’t scare the general electorate and can actually win, because winners make policy and losers go home, McConnell said. We can’t just turn the other cheek and hope for the best. It didn’t work in 2010 and 2012 so we’re going to try something different in 2014.
Mitch is running scared.
I can’t wait for the GOP to collapse and die.
AMF Mitch. I will be glad to see you proven wrong.
Does Mitch have a firm grip on his faculties? I ask this because the Tea Party is merely a manifestation of reverence and support of our Founding Principles.
Why is he so down on them? If he’s down on that sort of a person, then that’s him outing himself for who he is.
Not very smart of him to do this. It’s certainly NOT changing my opinion of the Tea Party members, but it is placing the last nail in his political coffin.
The Chamber Pot of Commerce?