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Mitch McConnell at CPAC: If you give me a Republican majority in the Senate, I won’t let you down
Hotair ^ | 03/06/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/06/2014 10:32:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Spoiler alert: He’ll let us down.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a ballroom full of activists Thursday that he would fight “tooth and nail” for a conservative agenda if he takes the helm of a Republican majority next year…

“If I’m given the opportunity to lead the United States Senate next year, I won’t let you down,” McConnell said. “I will lead with integrity, we will fight tooth and nail for conservative reforms that put this country back on track, we will debate our ideas openly, we will vote without fear, and we will govern with the understanding that the future of this country depends on our success.”

Oddly enough, his reception in the hall today was “lukewarm.” Serious question: What would McConnell have to do, or not do, as Senate majority leader for tea partiers to say, “He was right, he didn’t let us down”? He’ll happily hold a vote to repeal ObamaCare, which will either be filibustered by Democrats or die on Obama’s desk. He might be willing to stand his ground on spending cuts, veto or no veto. Is that good enough? Ain’t no way he’s going to shut down the government or let Treasury hit the debt ceiling, and the closer we get to 2016 the surer that is. So if that’s the litmus test, consider him having failed already.

Actually, I think there are two litmus tests, neither of which has to do with fiscal standoffs. One is on Supreme Court (or cabinet) appointments, the other is on immigration. If Obama gets a vacancy on the Court and nominates someone far enough left to alarm grassroots righties but not so far left that GOP centrists like Mark Kirk won’t vote for him/her, McConnell will face a ton of pressure to keep the nomination off the floor. I think there’s a fair chance that he’ll pass that test. In fact, Obama himself might anticipate it by nominating someone radical-ish in the expectation that he or she will be torpedoed and then nominating the person he really wanted all along as a “moderate” compromise back-up pick. On immigration, though, it’s unfathomable to me that McConnell would block an amnesty bill passed by the more conservative House, knowing that there are more than enough amnesty fans in the Senate to break a filibuster on it, purely to pander to tea partiers. The party leadership wants immigration done by the time of the next presidential election. Mitch the Knife won’t stop them. So yeah, he’ll let you down.

Here he is this morning waving a gun around onstage. I know he feels like he’s being attacked on all sides by conservatives lately, but good lord, man. (Kidding. It was a present for Tom Coburn.)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2014; biggovernmentrino; cpac; gopestablishment; kentucky; liberalagenda; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; rino; senate
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1 posted on 03/06/2014 10:32:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope nobody is buying that


2 posted on 03/06/2014 10:32:48 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

bwahaha


3 posted on 03/06/2014 10:33:10 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought this jackass was not invited to CPAC. And if they believe him, then we’re all doomed.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 10:34:28 AM PST by laweeks
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To: a fool in paradise; KC_Lion
Mitch McConnell Used Con Sales

"Trust me, a little paint and it'll be as good as new!!"

5 posted on 03/06/2014 10:34:30 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

You had it from 2004-2006 and did absolutely nothing with it. Go tell someone who cares.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 10:34:44 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oddly enough, his reception in the hall today was “lukewarm.” …
“Oddly” from whose perspective?
7 posted on 03/06/2014 10:35:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SeekAndFind

F McConnell.

He works for Obamatollah and the NWO, just like McCain does.

These traitors belong in prison (or firing squad).


8 posted on 03/06/2014 10:35:47 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“If I’m given the opportunity to lead the United States Senate next year, I won’t let you down”


9 posted on 03/06/2014 10:36:07 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SeekAndFind

You’ve already let us down.

For how many years?

Why would anyone give you more chances?


10 posted on 03/06/2014 10:36:13 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He should be tarred and feathered.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 10:36:25 AM PST by SIDENET
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To: miliantnutcase
At Mitch McConnell Used Con Sales, we sell only the finest used cons. Used cons that you can trust!


12 posted on 03/06/2014 10:36:42 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hold your breath, mitch.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 10:37:15 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d rather see a change in the majority in the Senate, minus McConnell.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 10:37:20 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hear he walked onstage carrying heat! Mitch was holding a rifle when he came out. I wish he had gotten permission to actually fire it once, using a blank, maybe at a target onstage.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 10:37:21 AM PST by lee martell
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. Wimpy,, in the flesh..

At CPAC.

Lolol


16 posted on 03/06/2014 10:37:32 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

You lie!


17 posted on 03/06/2014 10:37:48 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Mitch McConnell's Used Cons, "We won't let you down"


18 posted on 03/06/2014 10:38:27 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
No Mitch. Retire already. We hope the next Senate Majority Leader, following the November, 2014 elections, will be the guy who led these nineteen Senators who stood up to 0bama on the spending bill last September ....

Senator Ted Cruz!

19 posted on 03/06/2014 10:39:36 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: chris37
Mitch McConnell's Used Cons

Nothing but the finest Cons for our customers


20 posted on 03/06/2014 10:40:15 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
I hope nobody is buying that

Sadly, too many are, including a sizeable portion here on FreeRepublic. We see it in post after post after post, with calls for "ALL WE NEED TO DO IS TAKE OVER THE SENATE!"

Yeah, right - with Senate Majority Leader Mitch "The Turtle" McConnell...Bwa Ha Ha Ha!!!

21 posted on 03/06/2014 10:40:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Mitch McConnell really wanted to do something helpful for conservatives he’d announce that he’s “served” his state and country long enough and that he’s not running for re-election and will throw his support behind Matt Bevin. I’m not holding my breath for that to happen.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 10:40:59 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

“If I’m given the opportunity to lead the United States Senate next year, I won’t let you down”

Nice to see CPAC’s inclusive outreach inviting Harry Reid to speak to them.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 10:42:23 AM PST by edcoil (Realism is only a socially accepted form of pessimism)
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To: COBOL2Java
All aboard the McConnell Express


24 posted on 03/06/2014 10:42:35 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
First thing Mitch would do would do is bring back the old filibuster rules. Next, he'd bend over to treat rats to every benefit and consideration that were denied to republicans. He'd be on steroids to prove how much more 'fair' he is compared to Reid.

No sale, Mitch. YOU LIE!

25 posted on 03/06/2014 10:43:59 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

No doubt if the GOPE gets a majority they will let Democrats chair some of the committee’s


26 posted on 03/06/2014 10:44:36 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

We had a Senate Majority.
He let us down.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 10:45:17 AM PST by Zathras
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To: SeekAndFind

Just like the one Boner has. Boner’s indicated he’ll pass amnesty even if has to do it with a majority dim supported vote. Against most of the members of his OWN party.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 10:46:48 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: SeekAndFind
I will lead with integrity,

Hey you back-stabbing traitorous, Democrat Collaborating Coward, you've refused to lead with integrity up to this point, why would we believe you now?
29 posted on 03/06/2014 10:47:19 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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Minority Leader of the Senate since January 3, 2007


30 posted on 03/06/2014 10:47:24 AM PST by deport
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To: GeronL

McConnell is already on record as saying we need to wait until 2016. The GOPe won’t be vigorously opposing the Obama agenda. What they really want is the Senate majority perks. Committee chairs that get the big donations and control the pork. Oink oink, mitchy.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 10:51:55 AM PST by lodi90
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To: SeekAndFind

He forgot to end the sentence with the word “again”.


32 posted on 03/06/2014 10:52:35 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: SeekAndFind

He would have to promise in writing in his own blood that he would keep Reid’s Nuclear Option and expand it to the Supreme Court.

But he has hinted at doing just the opposite. This is what drives me nuts about this idiot party.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/372411/mcconnell-hints-restoring-filibuster-if-republicans-win-senate-charles-c-w-cooke


33 posted on 03/06/2014 10:53:21 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: GeronL

*”Trust me, a little paint and it’ll be as good as new!!” *

“Would I give a copy of your key to a car thief?
Trust me!”
~paraphrase of everything that every RINO has ever said....


34 posted on 03/06/2014 10:54:00 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: SeekAndFind

>> Actually, I think there are two litmus tests, neither of which has to do with fiscal standoffs. One is on Supreme Court (or cabinet) appointments, the other is on immigration

Let’s not forget dishonesty, as for example voting for cloture and then voting against the bill.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 10:54:13 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: lodi90

bump

exactly right


36 posted on 03/06/2014 10:54:46 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I say we get a majority, veto-proof one, then put Ted Cruz as the Majority Leader, repeal Obamacare, cut income taxes, trim back welfare spending 75%, gut the EPA, and encourage competition by eliminating taxpayer subsidies for multinational corporations...no welfare for individuals, no welfare for big business.

Bada bing.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 10:58:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

He didn't get there himself.
He doesn't belong there.
And you have to wonder what kind of idiot put him there.

38 posted on 03/06/2014 11:00:55 AM PST by Aqua Buddhist
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To: SeekAndFind
The first thing Mitch McConnell did when he became Majority Leader before was to cave to the whining 'Rats and allot them more committee seats than previous (i.e. 'Rat) rules allowed. His very first action a a "leader" was to totally capitulate to Harry Reid. Reid owns Mitch.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 11:01:02 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: napscoordinator; SeekAndFind
You had it from 2004-2006 and did absolutely nothing with it.

He's hoping and working to make sure no one remembers the truth of his record.

You ought to hear the ads this creep is running this week against Bevin and the Senate Conservatives Fund. He is SLAMMING the fact his record is being called out as "Ridiculous attacks" by "extremists" and then goes on to slam Bevin's wealth and properties he owns as 'out of touch' with Kentucky values.

McConnell is BASHING Conservatives right now - THIS HOUR on the same level as we receive from the Obama-MarxoFascists.

Why CPAC allowed this Judenrat for the Marxists speak - is beyond me.

40 posted on 03/06/2014 11:02:28 AM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SeekAndFind
Man - give me a break.....


41 posted on 03/06/2014 11:02:52 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: SeekAndFind
Who trusts this GOPe???

I hope he isn't around for another term!

I voted against Cornyn and would vote against McConnell.

42 posted on 03/06/2014 11:06:48 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean like you have all these years already? Nah, not buying it.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 11:08:10 AM PST by tioga
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To: miliantnutcase

one sound response:

pppppppppbbbbbbbbbbbbbfffffffffftttttttttttttt


44 posted on 03/06/2014 11:09:16 AM PST by slapshot
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To: Paine in the Neck

“If I’m given the opportunity to lead the United States Senate next year, I won’t let you down”


What’s the two greatest lies? “The check is in the mail” and everyone knows the other one.


45 posted on 03/06/2014 11:10:48 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Paine in the Neck; SeekAndFind
The first thing Mitch McConnell did when he became Majority Leader before was to cave to the whining 'Rats and allot them more committee seats than previous (i.e. 'Rat) rules allowed.

Oops. Mis-remembered. That was Frist. McConnell was Majority Whip at the time.

46 posted on 03/06/2014 11:11:24 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: INVAR

RE: If you give me a Republican majority in the Senate, I won’t let you down

I still say that having a Republican majority is BETTER than having a Democratic majority.

Having said that, I also say that we need more REAL CONSERVATIVE Republicans in the majority, not the ones we had when Bush was President before 2006.


47 posted on 03/06/2014 11:12:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitch lies so easily, he must be a democrat.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 11:12:25 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I still say that having a Republican majority is BETTER than having a Democratic majority.


It’s not better if the kenyan goes off unhinged and the opposition is McConnell and Boehner. He’s somewhat restrained now, unbelievable as it sounds, with a split Congress. A unified GOP congress might be too juicy of a target for him to pass up.


49 posted on 03/06/2014 11:17:14 AM PST by lodi90
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To: capydick

SON OF A MITCH ODE(R)

We know what you’ve done,
You son of a gun,
You’ve wasted 5 years
An’ ‘nare put Obama on the run.

What evidence have you
To show to us,
That wasting a vote for you
Will increase our trust?

You have your chance,
Now step aside.
You have failed Your Party,
And Country too,
We are through with RINOS,
And damn sure
Through with you!


50 posted on 03/06/2014 11:17:18 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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