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Tea party tees off on McConnell after debt vote
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 13, 2014 3:19 AM EST | Donna Cassata

Posted on 02/13/2014 12:49:56 AM PST by Olog-hai

The tea party is teeing off on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

Matt Bevin, who is challenging McConnell in the GOP primary in Kentucky, seized on the senator’s vote Wednesday to move ahead on legislation to increase the nation’s debt limit, describing it as a blank check for President Barack Obama. The tea party-backed businessman and conservative groups signaled they won’t let Senate Republican incumbents forget the vote this election year.

“Kentucky and America can literally no longer afford such financially reckless behavior from the likes of Mitch McConnell,” Bevin said in a statement. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; fiscalcliff; mitchmcconnell; teaparty

1 posted on 02/13/2014 12:49:56 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Name 2 things that Mitch has gotten for conservatives while going along with his beloved dem buddies the last 6 years.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 1:00:17 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel
We have democrats leading the Republican caucus in Congress. McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, Cornyn, are helping Barry and Reid to neutralize the conservatives.

I blame the conservatives congress reps who elected Boehner as speaker, and effectively gave away the republican majority power in the house back to the democrats.

This is why the democrats really don't have a problem when they are in the minority. They still control congress through Boehner and McConnell, Cantor and Cornyn.

With Boehner as speaker and McConnell as Senate leader, if repubs win the senate, the democrats will be just fine.

3 posted on 02/13/2014 1:12:36 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Olog-hai

Only 3 more years of this nonsense!!!


4 posted on 02/13/2014 1:13:57 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

Rino’s in rat clothing


5 posted on 02/13/2014 1:53:36 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: F15Eagle
Only 3 more years of this nonsense!!!

Unfortunately, I think we might have 8 years of the Hildebeast after that. Only Jesus can save us.

6 posted on 02/13/2014 2:37:31 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

Heard Mike Huckabee call this insanity then he made excuses for Boehner the undocumented democrat...


7 posted on 02/13/2014 3:55:43 AM PST by RginTN
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To: RginTN

I’m tired of fence sitters, and Mike Huckabee is one. You never know which side they’ll lean to.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 4:15:35 AM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: RginTN

There is no excuse for this crap


9 posted on 02/13/2014 4:29:00 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: freeangel
humiliation & defeat?

10 posted on 02/13/2014 5:05:08 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“I blame the conservatives congress reps who elected Boehner as speaker, and effectively gave away the republican majority power in the house back to the democrats.”.........

He nailed that one.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 5:14:12 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov
"He nailed that one."
yes, He most definitely did..unfortunately,
(Reid's) *itch McConnell won't debate Matt Bevin.

12 posted on 02/13/2014 5:22:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Moorings

Crooks are attracted to money. The Dems spend the most money. Ergo crooks are attracted to Dems.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 5:26:01 AM PST by Justa
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To: Olog-hai

Beat the turd-le in the primary.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 5:42:26 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Olog-hai

1:27 Minutes - New Ad

Bully
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukyCjMv8iqc

http://washingtonexaminer.com/senate-conservatives-fund-levels-harshest-attack-yet-on-mitch-mcconnell/article/2543938


15 posted on 02/13/2014 6:03:43 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: RginTN

Tax Hike Mike is a liberal who plays a conservative on TV.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 6:39:32 AM PST by SUSSA
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/races/2014/ky


17 posted on 02/13/2014 8:11:22 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Mark17

Yeah, I was pretty much joking (only it’s not that funny).

Who knows what fiscal disasters are going to result from all of this? One thing’s for certain: it won’t be pretty.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 9:17:50 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

They need to do the same with Lamar Alexander in Tennessee!


19 posted on 02/13/2014 10:33:44 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita; Olog-hai

They need to so the same thing with McCornball in Texas!!


20 posted on 02/13/2014 10:35:43 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Olog-hai; All

“It should have been a very easy vote,” he told reporters. “In my view, every Senate Republican should have stood together.” Whether McConnell remains the leader, Cruz said it “is ultimately a decision ... for the voters in Kentucky.”
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Surely they have the video tape of that somewhere. Matt Bevins should make that into a TV Ad and run it periodically until the KY Primary, May 20. There might be some Cruz haters who would vote for Mitch the Bi**h because they hate Ted. But, I think the end result would be overwhelmingly in Matt Bevins’ favor.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 10:38:35 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Moorings; All

Somebody help me out here: Boehner has to be voted on by members of the House. Doesn’t McConnell have to be voted on by Senators? Who says that the post of Majority or Minority Leader belongs to him next go around?


22 posted on 02/13/2014 10:51:03 AM PST by Din Maker
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