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Madison Project Unveils Anti-McConnell Billboards in Kentucky
madisonproject.com ^ | 1/18/14

Posted on 01/19/2014 7:24:18 AM PST by cotton1706

Madison Project Unveils Anti-McConnell Billboards in Kentucky

Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC, the first conservative PAC to endorse Ted Cruz (R-TX), unveiled today three unique billboards that expose Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) destructive record in Kentucky. The billboards address the issues of bailouts, debt and Obamacare with duplicates of each billboard totaling six in all. They are located in Clay County, Laurel County, Madison County, Pulaski County and Whitley County.

“These billboards are part of the Madison Project’s broader effort to move past the platitudes and engage in a long-form discussion with Kentucky voters about McConnell’s true record,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “McConnell likes to tout his supposed clout and power, but after 29 years in Washington hard-working Americans are left with the same culture of higher taxes, more debt, special interest kickbacks and bailouts. McConnell’s work, with Vice President Joe Biden in 2011 and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) last year, to raise the debt ceiling has charted a course towards the permanent growth of government. The harmful effects of the ‘McConnell debt ceiling plan’ speak louder than his carefully written speeches.

(Excerpt) Read more at madisonproject.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms; elections; gopprimary; ky2014; mcconnell

1 posted on 01/19/2014 7:24:18 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I’ve been wondering if it wouldn’t be worth while to have the local county GOP groups, through their state chairs, demand that the National party stop attacking Tea Partiers. It would be a grass-roots way of telling them to back off. If they lose us, they also lose at the top. I don’t know why they don’t understand this, and I’m getting pretty frustrated. Lots of conservatives here on FR are ready to abandon the GOP. I’m not there yet, but getting close.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 7:37:07 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

I am getting pretty tired of all this talk for and against “Tea Pertiers”. There is no such thing as a “Tea Party”. I know of no National Committee or National Chairman of the so-called “Tea Party”. There are individuals who lay claim to represent the “Tea Party”, but for the most part they do so for political gain and some media attention. There have been good candidates making this claim and their have been some very bad ones which is why Harry Reid is still in charge of the Senate. I subscribe to Ronald Reagans old axiom that anyone who agrees with me 80% of the time in my friend. Mc Connell meets that test and if voters in KY are looking for someone who agrees with them 100% of the time they are chasing phantoms and could cause the election of another Democrat.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 7:49:46 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I am getting pretty tired of all this talk for and against “Tea Pertiers”. There is no such thing as a “Tea Party”. I know of no National Committee or National Chairman of the so-called “Tea Party”. There are individuals who lay claim to represent the “Tea Party”, but for the most part they do so for political gain and some media attention. There have been good candidates making this claim and their have been some very bad ones which is why Harry Reid is still in charge of the Senate. I subscribe to Ronald Reagans old axiom that anyone who agrees with me 80% of the time in my friend. Mc Connell meets that test and if voters in KY are looking for someone who agrees with them 100% of the time they are chasing phantoms and could cause the election of another Democrat.


And this is the problem

Which 20% are you willing to let the Liberal RINOs pass on? ObamaCare? Illegal Alien Amnesty? Homosexual Marriaige and Benefits? Welfare Spending? Weakness on Border Security/National Security?

I am glad folks are waking up to the fact that voting for a Liberal GOP candidate is still voting Liberal.


4 posted on 01/19/2014 8:01:43 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Yes, I agree there is no formalized group called the Tea Party. I think of the Tea Party as your every day conservative. But we don’t have to read many articles here on FR to understand that there is a war on those people, being waged by the GOPe. For instance, Steve La Tourette’s group, funded 86% by democrats.

McConnell may be conservative, basically, but he no longer fights for principles. It’s time to retire these guys in favor of those who WILL fight. Otherwise, we might as well give in to the left, as they are the only ones who are making progress (!) towards their goals.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 8:04:00 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

I’ve been wondering if it wouldn’t be worth while to have the local county GOP groups, through their state chairs, demand that the National party stop attacking Tea Partiers. It would be a grass-roots way of telling them to back off. If they lose us, they also lose at the top. I don’t know why they don’t understand this, and I’m getting pretty frustrated. Lots of conservatives here on FR are ready to abandon the GOP. I’m not there yet, but getting close.


Good idea to try.

Although in many states, like Florida, the GOP is worse than the National HQ....note Florida redistricted Tea Party House conservatives Allen West and Sandy Adams into Democrat areas....West lost...and Adams seat ended up going to (wait for it)...Alan Grayson.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 8:05:32 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I agree with you 100 percent. The McConnells of the world are not fighting against the progressive socialization of America. They accept every step of the way that the Democrats enact, and then make their own suggestions. It is time to push back to move in the other direction, towards increasing freedom and less government. I will be inclined to vote for people who help in that goal. McConnell does not, he enshrines whatever the communists have done and makes it harder to restore our republic. He is as much, or more, of the problem, as the marxists themselves.


7 posted on 01/19/2014 8:17:13 AM PST by Defiant (Obama is The Bard of Canard.)
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To: cotton1706

All Republicans who have made deals with Democrats must be thrown out of office during this year’s primaries. The same goes for anyone who is being funded by the Chamber of Commerce in its war on the TEA Party. These politicians are only in office for their own ends, not for the survival of the nation.

It’s time.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 8:23:01 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeminoleCounty

Yea, that was an outrage to lose West for Grayson.

Is the average Florida Republican party member - those who are PCP’s, or involved in party politics - happy with that? If not, they ought to be fighting with their own leaders. Tooth and nail!


9 posted on 01/19/2014 8:30:33 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

McConnell has not voted the way I wanted him to 80% of the time, nor has he stood up the Dems like I think a leader should. I think we should retire some of the older ones and get new blood into the Senate. Senators Cruz and Lee have made me proud and we need more like them. So, replacing McConnell, Grahham, Cornyn, etc, will show that we expect them to represent our wishes, not theirs. IMO


10 posted on 01/19/2014 8:33:21 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

If McConnell himself would accept that rule. He is meddling in a senate race in Nebraska against a candidate who dared criticize him.


11 posted on 01/19/2014 8:35:15 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

McConnell is a rat who has betrayed us OVER AND OVER again. Let me guess... you wanna keep Johnny Boner too.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 8:43:41 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
If you think McConnell meets 80 percent, I've got a $2 Billion dam in KY to sell you - compliments of McConnell's sellout.

But, I'm letting it go cheap.

13 posted on 01/19/2014 9:50:33 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: cotton1706
They are located in Clay County, Laurel County, Madison County, Pulaski County and Whitley County. “These billboards are part of the Madison Project’s broader effort to move past the platitudes and engage in a long-form discussion with Kentucky voters about McConnell’s true record

A broad effort? Putting them in those low population counties?

This campaign against McConnell has been one of the most incompetent efforts I have ever seen. If this is the fight they would put up against Grimes if Bevin were to be nominated, the Democrats will have a sure pick up. Everyone already knows who McConnell is - no one knows who Bevin is - and this latest campaign, even if it were seen by someone, does not do anything to change that - nor have Bevin's own ads, nor the ads by the SCF. They're all about McConnell - nothing about Bevin. If this is the way they are going to continue, they are going to lose, and lose big...though they may succeed in continuing to drive down McConnell's numbers with the general public to help Grimes in the general election. They are running out of time to correct this and show they know what they are doing. The lackluster fundraising for Bevin indicates he has gained no traction, which given the way he and his allies have run this campaign, is no surprise.

14 posted on 01/19/2014 10:33:15 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I subscribe to Ronald Reagans old axiom that anyone who agrees with me 80% of the time in my friend. Mc Connell meets that test.......
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Maybe so, but it’s the 20% that is so damaging to Kentucky and this nation. When Harry Reid changed the Senate Rules to get Obama’s Liberal agenda passed, instead of rising up and going to battle, “B**ch” McConnell said: “It’s not a day to fight...it’s a day to be sad.” WHAT??? Shut your ignorant mouth you prune face a**hole. Man-up and grow a pair.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 8:52:32 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: txrefugee

All Republicans who have made deals with Democrats must be thrown out of office during this year’s primaries.
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Wow! You just don’t have any love. Whatever happened to the spirit of unity and compromise? (LOL....just messin’ with ya.)


16 posted on 01/21/2014 8:57:22 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Twotone

McConnell may be conservative, basically, but he no longer fights for principles. It’s time to retire these guys in favor of those who WILL fight.
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See my Post #15,


17 posted on 01/21/2014 9:00:42 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ref. your Post #14: I agree with you somewhat, but, this is the PRIMARY we’re talking about. People who vote in the Primary are more informed and active. When it comes to the General Election, I agree with you totally.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 9:04:45 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
There have been good candidates making this claim and their have been some very bad ones which is why Harry Reid is still in charge of the Senate.

Carly Fiorina. Linda McMahon (twice). Arlen Specter. Connie Mack. Scott Brown. Tommy Thompson. Not to mention the current group like McCain, Cornyn, Graham, Ayotte and Flake. Why is it that nobody talks about this gang of thieves as a reason why Harry Reid is still in charge of the Senate?

Oh, right. They're establishment.

19 posted on 01/21/2014 9:08:54 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Carly Fiorina. Linda McMahon (twice). Arlen Specter. Connie Mack. Scott Brown. Tommy Thompson.


You left out Charlie Crist in your gang of progressive Rupublican losers. That many beltway “conservatives” supported a Democrat like Crist is all your need to know about them. Guys like McConnell and Cornyn are vanilla careerists without an ounce of conservative core values.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 9:56:43 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I subscribe to Ronald Reagans old axiom that anyone who agrees with me 80% of the time in my friend.


It was progressive Republicans who insisting on cutting retirement pay. Not Democrats. You need to realize these beltway GOP operators don’t give a darn about us on Main Street. 80% of caring nothing about us is still nothing.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 10:04:12 AM PST by lodi90
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