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?
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