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Mitch McConnell: Time for GOP Establishment to 'Stand Up to' Tea Party
Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 12-1-2013 | Matthew Boyle

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 Obamacare—something 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.”

“They’re [SCF] participating in ruining the [Republican] brand,” McConnell said. “What they do is mislead their donors into believing the reason that we can’t get as good an outcome as we’d like to get is not because of a Democratic Senate and a Democratic president, but because Republicans are insufficiently committed to the cause—which is utter nonsense.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; cruz; gop; mcconnell; primarymcconnell; shutdown; teaparty; uniparty
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The leader of the GOP in the Senate wants all you damn Conservatives to shut up and butt out. You don't know how to win elections. These guys do. How? With middle of the road genuine Conservatives like John McCain and Mitt Romney. Really. That's what America wants and that's what the GOP is determined to give them. THEY HAVEN'T LEARNED ANYTHING. If someone like Ted Cruz becomes the front runner the GOP will put zero effort into defeating the Democrat candidate. They will spend every cent they have to destroy him. They don't like him and they don't like people who think like him. You hayseeds and rednecks in flyover land need to learn your place!
1 posted on 12/01/2013 5:38:12 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

FUMM.


2 posted on 12/01/2013 5:40:24 PM PST by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: servo1969

About 20% are liberals and about 40% are conservatives. Time for a conservative party, Sara and the American Party.


3 posted on 12/01/2013 5:40:26 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: servo1969
UN-F'n-Believable.

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?

4 posted on 12/01/2013 5:41:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: mountainlion

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.


5 posted on 12/01/2013 5:41:56 PM PST by rovenstinez (,)
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To: servo1969

Hey Mitch, how about time to stand up to the Democrats!!


6 posted on 12/01/2013 5:42:12 PM PST by Manta (Obama to issue executive order repealing laws of physics)
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To: servo1969
McConnell focused on deriding Tea Partiers for leading the effort to defund Obamacare—something that, coupled with the Democrats’ refusal to compromise on the soon-to-fail Obamacare, resulted in a government shutdown.

Who shut down the Government Mitch? Who was voting to fund various segments of govt. every day Mitch?

If he wants to spout democrat talking points, he should hike up his big boy panties and switch parties.
7 posted on 12/01/2013 5:42:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mountainlion

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!~


8 posted on 12/01/2013 5:42:44 PM PST by princess leah
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To: servo1969

9 posted on 12/01/2013 5:43:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: servo1969

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?


10 posted on 12/01/2013 5:44:01 PM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: servo1969

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.

Choose.


11 posted on 12/01/2013 5:45:30 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: servo1969

FUMM

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?


12 posted on 12/01/2013 5:46:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: servo1969

Did Mitch jump over to the Democrat Party ?


13 posted on 12/01/2013 5:48:19 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: servo1969

At least he’s honest about which side he is on.


14 posted on 12/01/2013 5:50:54 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: servo1969

Does the SOB stand up to the First Traitor?
No.

Does the SOB stand up for the Constitution?
No.

Remove the EXEMPT SOB.


15 posted on 12/01/2013 5:51:03 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Stingray
A note to Kentucky's "Senior" Senator:

Bring it on, MBitch.

Signed,
The Tea Party

16 posted on 12/01/2013 5:53:03 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: servo1969

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.


17 posted on 12/01/2013 5:53:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: servo1969

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.


18 posted on 12/01/2013 5:57:15 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: mountainlion
About 20% are liberals and about 40% are conservatives. Time for a conservative party, Sara and the American Party.

I agree about the conservative party. Kick out the RINOs in the GOP and take it over, listen to them cry. Best payback EVAH!

19 posted on 12/01/2013 5:58:26 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: All

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?


20 posted on 12/01/2013 5:58:39 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: servo1969

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.


21 posted on 12/01/2013 5:58:40 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: servo1969

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.

Sincerely,
A Conservative who no longer supports GOP Establishment liberals.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 5:58:49 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Cincinnatus.45-70

“‘Rat election fraud, which the GOP was happy to condone, “

http://www.examiner.com/article/is-it-time-to-dissolve-the-rnc

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?


23 posted on 12/01/2013 5:59:24 PM PST by DBrow
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To: servo1969

he must be defeated.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 6:01:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: servo1969

I never liked this creep.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 6:02:50 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: servo1969

STFU Miotch. F’n Rat enabler.


26 posted on 12/01/2013 6:03:49 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: servo1969

We are all sooooooooo skerrrrred, Mighty Mouse Mitch.


27 posted on 12/01/2013 6:04:16 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Diogenesis

Nuthin but Kapos groveling before their democrat masters.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 6:07:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: servo1969

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.


29 posted on 12/01/2013 6:07:57 PM PST by Kenny
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To: servo1969

bttt


30 posted on 12/01/2013 6:09:28 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: servo1969
Asshat simply doesn't want to lose his cushy job. Screw him. I hope he loses.
31 posted on 12/01/2013 6:14:07 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: chris37; All
"We are all sooooooooo skerrrrred,
Mighty Mouse Mitch."


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32 posted on 12/01/2013 6:18:18 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: servo1969

Buh-bye, Mitchie...


33 posted on 12/01/2013 6:20:13 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: servo1969

I dream of Mitch having a cell right next to the ones holding Reid and Pelosi.


34 posted on 12/01/2013 6:20:51 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: servo1969

Wonder who his DNC handler is.


35 posted on 12/01/2013 6:25:29 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: servo1969

mitch,
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.


36 posted on 12/01/2013 6:26:20 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Kenny

The rinos are arrogant.


37 posted on 12/01/2013 6:32:56 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: MestaMachine

I met Mitch in 2010, and I was stunned. He’s a creeper. He drips dirty oily politics.


38 posted on 12/01/2013 6:36:27 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: All
Whatever it takes (legally), Mitch McConnell MUST GO. He is undeniably interested in maintaining his personal power and privilege at the expense of the future well being of the country. It would be an atrocious mistake to keep this man in a Republican leadership post in the U.S. Senate.

Contribute time and money until it hurts to the campaign of Matt Bevin and the other worthy candidates endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund.

39 posted on 12/01/2013 6:40:20 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: servo1969
The GOP establishment is going to learn a painful lesson when they pick a fight with the Tea Party.



40 posted on 12/01/2013 6:41:41 PM PST by JJHLH1
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To: hoosierham

the GOP old dogs are in cahoots with the Progs. Split the Republicans to ensure a Victory for Obama and his 3rd Term.


41 posted on 12/01/2013 6:43:54 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: servo1969

McConnell doesn’t get it.

When was the last time democrats ‘took on’ a group that voted for them?

NEVER


42 posted on 12/01/2013 6:48:23 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: servo1969

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.


43 posted on 12/01/2013 6:49:30 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Agree.


44 posted on 12/01/2013 6:52:56 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Kenny

#29

http://washingtonexaminer.com/the-establishment-fights-back-mcconnell-leads-gops-battle-against-tea-party-insurgents/article/2539778

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.”


45 posted on 12/01/2013 7:10:31 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Mitch is running scared.


46 posted on 12/01/2013 7:12:17 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: servo1969

I can’t wait for the GOP to collapse and die.


47 posted on 12/01/2013 7:12:48 PM PST by lafarge (Vote American Conservative Party.)
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To: servo1969

AMF Mitch. I will be glad to see you proven wrong.


48 posted on 12/01/2013 7:15:12 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: servo1969

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.


49 posted on 12/01/2013 7:16:52 PM PST by DoughtyOne (May his name be striken from every tablet stone building and never be said again short of treason!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The Chamber Pot of Commerce?


50 posted on 12/01/2013 7:18:57 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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