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McConnell in trouble in Kentucky senate race (Only 45-44 over Democrat; 51% Disapproval Rate)
Examiner ^ | January 29, 2014 | Michael McGuire

Posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:19 AM PST by xzins

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To: xzins

Step up, Paul, campaign for Bevins.


51 posted on 01/30/2014 1:16:41 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Living in a surreal world where wrong is now right and right is wrong.)
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To: lakecumberlandvet
Rand Paul needs to read the writing on the wall and help Bevin get elected.

I agree. McConnell will lose against Grimes.

And even if by some miracle he were to win, how would that hurt Rand Paul. Committee assignment? Oppose him for a repeat as republican leader in the senate.

Election help? He found against Paul tooth and nail in the last election. Paul shouldn't expect any help there.

52 posted on 01/30/2014 1:18:21 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: jda; nickcarraway
No, just the opposite - the place to challenge RINOs is in the primaries. For instance, I am not supporting Cornyn in the primaries here in Texas. But, if unsuccessful in replacing the RINO in the primaries, we should then get behind the RINO in the election - for the most part, any Democrat will be even worse.

Ditto for my impending votes, and for the sentiments...except that ANY Democrat will be even worse, simply because their mere presence is another vote for Harry Reid and all Democrat-nominated judges and justices.

You vote for your favorite candidate in the primaries, and if that vote isn't successful then you vote for the lesser of 2 evils in the general. Not the ideal, but politics is about what is possible, not what is perfect. As General George S. Patton, Jr. observed, "The perfect is the enemy of the good."

53 posted on 01/30/2014 1:24:10 PM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: xzins

Mitch could probably save himself if he stops amnesty and embrace conservative principles, sort of a death bed conversion, but I doubt that he is smart enough to figure that out. So to hell with him and Boehner too!


54 posted on 01/30/2014 2:08:42 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: xzins

Yes, but he’s a Phillipe Petain traitor; not a Vidkun Quisling traitor.


55 posted on 01/30/2014 2:15:39 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jda
We need to stand for Conservatives - FIRST; Republicans - second; and do everything possible to defeat Democrats / leftists / socialists!


This time we will be better we promise.

56 posted on 01/30/2014 5:02:54 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: 4rcane
A lot of these RINO would rather a DEM win than a Conservative.

Mark Warner and Nancy Reagan killed of Oliver North's political ambition.

57 posted on 01/30/2014 5:09:35 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: jda
I’m sorry, but I believe the lesser of two evils is better than the worst of two evils.

There is no lessor of two evils, there is evil and good, better figure out which side you want to be on, because this rodeo is winding down.

58 posted on 01/30/2014 5:13:01 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: xzins

Time to see if Rand Paul is his own man, or his old man?

You’ve got to watch Libertarians. They are the spoilers of conservatism. Just ask Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia.


59 posted on 01/30/2014 5:39:58 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: xzins
Right now McConnell is kryptonite, but Matt Bevins has some good endorsements, and unless Paul wants to see a split Kentucky Senate, then he’s got to take a side between now and the primary.

No offense intended, but anyone who has been paying the least bit of attention knows that Paul has been strongly and actively backing McConnell's campaign - even appearing with him to big press event recently where McConnell went and officially filed his papers for re-election...so he's clearly taken a side.

It’s not like he owes anything to McConnell. McConnell fought for Paul’s opponent against Rand Paul tooth and nail during Paul’s campaign in Kentucky.

McConnell did not get involved until about he last month of the campaign - and by that point it was too late...certainly nothing that could described as "tooth and nail." However, McConnell did fight for Paul tooth and nail in the general election.

Folks, we don't lend ourselves credibility by not being informed. Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean it is permissible to take liberties like this with the facts.

60 posted on 01/30/2014 10:27:17 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

I listened to Paul and Cruz on Hannity last night saying they’re not endorsing anyone.

The following is from Breitbart:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/01/30/ugh-ugh-ugh-rand-paul-and-ted-cruz-tell-sean-hannity-well-stay-out-of-any-gop-primary-race-that-involves-incumbents/

****Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Tell Sean Hannity: We’ll “Stay Out Of Any GOP Primary Race That Involves Incumbents”…

Last night Sean Hannity interviewed Rand Paul and Ted Cruz together on his 10pm Fox show. The discussion included points of contrast between conservative principles and establishment Republican positions.

However, the very last question put to both of them was whether or not they will help up and coming conservatives with endorsements or support in the GOP primary races?

Rand Paul said: “I will stay out of any race that involves an incumbent“. Looking toward Paul, Ted Cruz responded: “I’ll likely do the same“.

Sorry folks, but that makes them both self-serving fraidy cats.

When Rand Paul was running for Senator in Kentucky 2010 the GOP machine and Mitch McConnell supported the other guy in the primary, Trey Grayson.

What Mitch McConnell does not want people to know: Trey Grayson is now the head of Democrat Gabby Giffords SuperPac – He works with Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary:

Trey Grayson, the former Kentucky secretary of state and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010, is running a political action committee formed by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that will try to elect Democrats who want to work with Republicans. (link)

When Ted Cruz was running for Senate in Texas 2012, Mitch McConnell supported the other guy in the primary, David Dewhurst.

Cruz’s resurgence was surprising for many reasons. Dewhurst, the current lieutenant governor, has the support of the state’s powerful Republican establishment, including Gov. Rick Perry — himself a Tea Party figurehead. Dewhurst has outspent Cruz nearly 3-to-1, even though major outside groups like FreedomWorks have backed Cruz. Dewhurst also had the benefit of a large personal fortune to aid him. (link)

Both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul were strongly supported and would not have won without the support from the grass roots Tea Party.

However, now, now when they are needed most, especially in Kentucky - they choose to stand on the sidelines.****


61 posted on 01/31/2014 12:24:41 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: jda
No, just the opposite - the place to challenge RINOs is in the primaries. For instance, I am not supporting Cornyn in the primaries here in Texas. But, if unsuccessful in replacing the RINO in the primaries, we should then get behind the RINO in the election - for the most part, any Democrat will be even worse.

This mentality is what has enabled the GOPe to continue on their path of putting RINOs forward. These "moderates" are the the reason why Obammycare got through and the President is running unchecked. Thanks to these moderate Pubbies, Fast & Furious, IRS, and Benghazi has produced no accountability whatsoever.

No thanks, but your recommended strategy has not only proven to be useless as evidenced where we are today; but also enables more RINOs in the future.

62 posted on 01/31/2014 4:07:34 AM PST by voicereason (The RNC is like the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: lakecumberlandvet

...........of all comments on this thread, you seem the closest to getting it right!


63 posted on 01/31/2014 8:05:38 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: xzins

Then what’s he waiting for? Bevins needs the help now.


64 posted on 01/31/2014 8:22:37 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: voicereason
This mentality is what has enabled the GOPe to continue on their path of putting RINOs forward,

So what is your solution?

65 posted on 02/03/2014 9:24:12 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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