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Itís time to start thinking about who will be the next Senate Majority Leader.
redstate.com ^ | 2/4/14 | Gawken

Posted on 02/04/2014 9:07:30 AM PST by cotton1706

(Big hint: it ain’t John Cornyn)

On the front page this morning, Erick explains why Mitch McConnell’s USE BY day is about to come due. If he doesn’t lose the GOP primary to Matt Bevin, he’s more than likely to lose the general election. Either way, he’s a goner, which is great thing for both the GOP and the nation.

As politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum, one must assume that the wheels are already starting to turn inside a great many heads; wondering, pondering, weighing the possibilities, asking “what if..”

If we are to truly change Washington, we won’t do so by evicting McConnell just to replace him with John Cornyn. It’s important that conservatives start making plans for the post-McConnell era, coalesce around a candidate, and begin to exert pressure on GOP senators not to choose Cornyn as the “default” option.

So let’s do some projections, shall we?

If the GOP has a 51 seat conference next year, then it takes 26 votes to elect the majority leader.

Assume that all Republicans, except McConnell, are re-elected. In three states, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, the GOP will hold the seat of a retiring Republican.

So where might we find the 26 votes needed? Who would be open to electing a true conservative as majority leader?

The new senators from Georgia and Nebraska, likely elected with strong Tea Party support, top the list. Among the newly won, formerly Democrat seats in Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia, and Montana, none are that beholden to Cornyn, and most could well vote for someone else.

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

1 posted on 02/04/2014 9:07:30 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Either Belvin will take out McConnell or Grimes will.
McConnell will then be free to join Trent Lott’s DC lobbying firm.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 9:11:02 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706

I support Mike Lee.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 9:12:10 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

Sadly, it’s highly likely going to be Reid. However, if I am surprised, I’d love to see Mike Lee.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 9:18:01 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: tennmountainman
Either Belvin will take out McConnell or Grimes will.

conservatives that want to give away a senate seat to the dems should have their freaking heads examined -- and don't give me your line of crap about a "rino" being no better than a dem. you're full of crap.

if you don't know the difference between mitch mcconnel and harry reid, then you are too stupid to vote.

5 posted on 02/04/2014 9:19:19 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Take your “lessor than two evils” nonsense and shove it.

My advice, make sure Bevins wins the primary.
McConnell is a goner.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 9:22:31 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

people like you gave us odonnell, akin, mourdock, and angle. I can’t believe anyone is still still listening.

so, why don’t you take your sure senate losses, and shove it? you’re the reason we need six wins to flip the senate, not two.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 9:26:12 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie
if you don't know the difference between mitch mcconnel and harry reid, then you are too stupid to vote.

Please enlighten us. What are the differences?
8 posted on 02/04/2014 9:26:43 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Old Yeller
Please enlighten us. What are the differences?

I'll send the authorities to confiscate your voter registration.

9 posted on 02/04/2014 9:28:01 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: cotton1706

Writer is whistling past the graveyard. Mc Connell will defeat Bevin handily and win the General going away.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 9:31:20 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: cotton1706

re: “It’s time to start thinking about who will be the next Senate Majority Leader.”

Wow! This sounds a lot like the Denver media a week or so ago.

Mama always said, “Don’t count your chickens before they have hatched.”


11 posted on 02/04/2014 9:32:29 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: cotton1706

Thune is right now third in line behind McConnell and Cornyn.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 9:32:42 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: JohnBrowdie
and don't give me your line of crap about a "rino" being no better than a dem. you're full of crap

John, like you I've challenged that way of thinking for a long time ... but now I'm not so confident that it's "full of crap". I'm beginning to think it's not completely "full of crap" to want to vote for only strong conservatives to defeat the formidable combined force of RINOS and Democrat-Socialists aligned against us.

13 posted on 02/04/2014 9:33:59 AM PST by glennaro
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To: JohnBrowdie
"if you don't know the difference between mitch mcconnel and harry reid, then you are too stupid to vote."

Yes we do, and they both suffer from Dingellism, a disease of the mind that makes you think you are all powerful, entitled to the seat, and are doing it all for the little people with their nose up in the air as they say it.

I take no joy in watching Boenher, McConnell loose their way from what they were in 94-95' or were they flawed back then too, they were are our hero's ditto that Newt, Graham and Lott.

Now I wouldn't give ya $5 to see them all on stage doing a comedy routine.

Levin is right, 12 years and out and get back to the plow....

It is time for Mitch to metaphorically get what Bugs it about get in the picture below, off the stage already, we are tired of you...


14 posted on 02/04/2014 9:36:59 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: cotton1706

Ted Cruz or Mike Lee.

Cruz will be the nominee for President in 2016 but he can lead the Senate for 2 years in the meantime. His campaign will not detract from his Senate duties because as majority leader he sets the agenda in the Senate and that can be done well ahead of the time when the campaign starts.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 9:47:04 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: cotton1706

I’m with CRUZ!


16 posted on 02/04/2014 10:09:39 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: cotton1706

It will be Cornyn, and if he loses his primary, then Thune.

So forget about Cruz, Lee or any other. And McCain will pull the chains of Cornyn or Thune.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 10:13:31 AM PST by crz
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
McConnell is not well liked in Kentucky. Based on a poll below that was released yesterday McConnell is toast. You may not like it but a fact is still a fact.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by six points.

18 posted on 02/04/2014 10:16:09 AM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: JohnBrowdie

People like you gave us McConnell, Crist, Fliona, Meg Whitman

Take your “ lessor of two evils” and shove it.

We’ve tried it your way. It does not work.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 10:28:11 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

Exactly. The GOPe never supported tea party candidates, so they can ESAD.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 10:32:17 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

the tea party doesn’t exist any more. certainly not the legitimate political movement that existed four years ago. THOSE tea partiers knew who stole their health care. THOSE tea partiers knew the difference between defeating the extremist agenda of the obamites, and committing suicide.

THIS tea party, the phoney one, has been abducted by purist thugs that are more concerned with destroying the republican party than defeating the liberals.

if the rest of us don’t wake up, they will bring us speaker pelosi, the sequel.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 10:52:32 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: cotton1706

ted cruz. just go for the guy who wants to fight. all the rest can take cover under him.

and if cruz goes off the reservation, we find someone else.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 10:56:25 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cotton1706; All
I love the article, but, I'd like to comment on this portion:

Cornyn faces his own primary, in ONE MONTH. There are several candidates, and it appears that they are hoping to replicate the Cruz victory path…hold Cornyn to under 50%, and then beat him in the run-off. I don’t think that’s viable, because the circumstances aren’t the same. Cruz ran for an open seat. Here, Cornyn’s a sitting senator, part of GOP leadership, and a potential Majority Leader in waiting.

The guy Cruz faced was much more viable than Cornyn. David Dewhurst: 1. Was entrenched in Texas politics for a gazillion years. 2. He had the backing of the Establishment Pubbies, even Gov. Rick Perry. 3. He had a whole crap load of money and name recognition. 4. The people of Texas (and I'm a Texan) don't give a s**t about Cornyn possibly being Majority Leader. So, don't think the Cornyn race is any great mountain to climb than Ted Cruz had; it's not. Defeating Cornyn is very doable.
23 posted on 02/04/2014 11:08:43 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: JohnBrowdie

If you want McConnell to get support of conservatives, explain how his deal making advances conservative causes. We vote in people who tell they support our causes, then when they take office instead of advancing our causes, they undermine them. Untill we get leadership who are will to tell Democrats that the advancement of the conservative agenda is the price of a deal we will support the removal of these place holders.

Exhibit A of the bad faith of our leaders is the decay of the budget process. Where were the speeches decrying the senates abdication of normal order?


24 posted on 02/04/2014 11:09:46 AM PST by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

I am one of those purists. So ESAD, LOSER. Bwahahahaha.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 11:14:07 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: JohnBrowdie; tennmountainman
then you are too stupid to vote.

No, just unwilling to sell our principles. You on the other hand appear to be for sale.

Sincerity is everything,
if you can fake that, you got it made.

26 posted on 02/04/2014 11:21:39 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: JohnBrowdie; tennmountainman
you’re the reason we need six wins to flip the senate, not two.

No Karl "Tokyo" Rove is the reason we need any seats at all. Thankfully his fund raising is down 97%, this year, but he is quietly aligning himself with other fundraising groups, hoping that no one will notice.

Remember when Mitch announced that they must work to marginalize the TEA Party people before they took office in 2010? I do.

27 posted on 02/04/2014 11:26:28 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Do you live in KY Retired Army Guy?


28 posted on 02/04/2014 11:26:34 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706

Given the way the republicrats have been acting lately they’ll probably choose Juan McLame.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 11:30:14 AM PST by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: Hostage; All

Cruz will be the nominee for President in 2016.
____________________________________________________________

If that’s the case, HE WILL WIN..... I don’t care if the Hispanic vote did go for Obama in ‘08 and ‘12.... The Latino Community is ready for a Hispanic President. Cruz or Rubio.....either could be elected; guaranteed.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 11:31:35 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706

If your talking Republicans, why? Anyone expect the senate to flip with the herd of RINO’s out their?


31 posted on 02/04/2014 11:33:10 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Voting for a GOP Liberal is still voting Liberal

You are part of the problem with the GOP. And, fewer folks are not going for GOP Liberal


32 posted on 02/04/2014 11:34:19 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: tennmountainman
People like you gave us McConnell, Crist, [Fiorina], Meg Whitman

Don't forget Senator Tommy Thompson.

Oh.....wait.

33 posted on 02/04/2014 11:52:35 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: LRoggy

Thune’s a RINO. Might as well keep Mitch or Cornyn. Mike Lee would be great.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 11:53:41 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

JohnnieB the only difference between you, McConnell and your Republican party and the democrats is the price tag.

So what you are saying is if your vote and principles are not for sell you are nothing more than a purist, then call me a purist. Right now the Chamber of Commerce is actively buying your purist Republicans in the Congress off for their amnesty votes.

I have lived with McConnell since 1984, I voted for the slug in every election, I have met the man and he has the personality of a mashed cat. If he is the GOP nominee he will lose to that idiot Grimes because he is not well liked in general and he is loathed by most of the states conservatives and that loathing-—McConnell generated it when HE went to war against the tea party and conservatives. I know Goldwater conservatives who have voted straight tickets since 64 who and I quote, “neither party is worth a damn right now, they stand for nothing...” who will be sitting this election out should Bevin lose the primary and as for “the democrats win vote for us or it’s Armageddon!”, that bogey man won’t hunt in more. With the current GOPe you just a cheaper version of the original.

Who do you think the tea party is liberal democrats and little old ladies? They are conservatives who have been repeatedly lied to by the likes of you and McConnell, told we are one of you but since I am elected shut the hell up and go away you are bothering me I have deals to make and money to make with the democrats.

No thanks! And if the GOP doesn’t take the senate the Republican party has only themselves to blame. Right now they are offering nothing but me too, but just a little cheaper than my opponent BS. Maybe they could move farther left and garner the cheap ass liberal votes if that is possible.


35 posted on 02/04/2014 11:55:03 AM PST by sarge83
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To: SeminoleCounty

Exactly right. The GOP needs to look at which president in our lifetimes garnered the most electoral votes and won by the biggest landslide margins, then find someone who best fits that mold. It was Reagan and we need a true conservative to motivate the base and get them excited to go vote and to bring some neighbors to the polling places as well.

Romney sucked
McCain sucked
Dole sucked

Milquetoast moderates are losers. Conservatives can win.


36 posted on 02/04/2014 12:09:41 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: cotton1706

I’d like to see Jeff Sessions as majority leader.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 4:31:56 PM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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