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McConnell attacked for long tenure
thehill.com ^ | 1/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:11 AM PST by cotton1706

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger is accusing him of having “lost touch with Kentucky” in new radio ads.

The first ad from Matt Bevin notes how long McConnell has been in office by recalling some of the cultural touchstones from 1984, the year he first won a Senate seat from Kenutcky.

“When Mitch was first elected to the Senate, 'The Cosby Show' was brand new, Thriller was topping the charts, and the Cabbage Patch Kids were the hot toys,” a narrator says in the ad.

Bevin promises to put “Kentucky’s conservative values first” and says he will never vote to fund President Obama's healthcare law.

In the other radio ad, Bevin frames the Senate race in sweeping terms, declaring it’s “a battle for the heart and soul of the entire political process.”

“Will we continue to have a government of, and by, and for the people? Or will we be instead a government of, and by, and for a handful of career politicians and their Washington cronies?” he asks. The ads will run statewide on news and talk radio stations and are backed by a "substantial buy," according to the campaign.

Bevin has worked to characterize himself as a fresh face committed to Kentucky, up against veteran political player McConnell, whose popularity in the state is lagging.

The senator is facing a similar attack from the left, where political neophyte Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of State, is opposing him.

His opponents believe an overall dissatisfaction with Congress and its dysfunction will help sink McConnell in his reelection fight.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:11 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Notice that The Turtle is getting it from both sides. This is what happens when you don’t stand for anything.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 9:15:17 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: cotton1706
Candidate comparison
3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:25 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Notice that The Turtle is getting it from both sides. This is what happens when you don’t stand for anything.”

That’s very true.

“The middle way is no way at all. If we finally fail in this great and glorious contest, it will be by bewildering ourselves in groping for the middle way.” - John Adams


4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:54 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Remember the movie Logan’s Run? Reach 30 years of age and you are put to death.

I propose a similar rule for politicians...reach two terms and you are put to death.

Think of the advantages: 1) Raising the country’s IQ, 2) no pensions for the dorks, 3) we gain bodies to feed to the roaches, and 4) more positions for losers in college with too low of a brain to do anything useful in later life.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:19:34 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: cotton1706

I like this tactic.

Just tell them:
“If you are less than 30 years old, he has been in office with Congress spending your money since before you were born.
If you are less than 58 he has been in office since before you could vote.
And what has congress accomplished over those last 30 years?”


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:26:24 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: cotton1706

But Huckabee supports McConnell! /s


7 posted on 01/23/2014 11:51:17 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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