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On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party
Hotair ^ | 03/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 03/09/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

What with all the sweetness and light going on this weekend at CPAC, there really hasn’t been much room set aside for the Hawt Media Topic of the Conservative Civil War. Well, let’s wrap up the weekend with a bit of mudslinging from upper chamber. Doing an interview with the New York Times, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the issue of three high profile Republican senators who are facing primary challenges from the Right. His conclusion?

We’re going to crush you like the worms that you are, peasants.

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy conservative insurgents attempting to unseat a trio incumbents in an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday.

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

McConnell is one of three establishment Republicans who are facing primary challengers backed by Tea Party conservative groups. The Senate Conservatives Fund, The Madison Project, and FreedomWorks are supporting Matt Bevin, McConnell’s rival in Kentucky. All three groups as well as the anti-tax Club For Growth are also throwing their fundraising weight behind Chris McDaniel’s run against Republican Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. The Madison Project and the Senate Conservatives Fund are also spending to support Milton Wolf, who is challenging Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.

It’s always hard to tell whether statements like this are just hubris for show in an attempt to buy some media traction or true confidence. But in this case, it just may turn out that McConnell is finding some room to relax. Chris McDaniel has made some gains in Mississippi, but it looks like Thad Cochran is still holding enough of a lead to feel comfortable. Of course, that primary isn’t until June and a lot can change between now and then. Milton Wolf has definitely eroded Pat Roberts’ favorability numbers in recent months, but the last polling we’ve seen still shows Roberts with a two to one advantage.

As for the long game of McConnell and Matt Bevin, well… what can you say? That 55 to 29 spread doesn’t seem to be budging. But you have to wonder what McConnell was thinking in doing this interview. Even if you’re feeling your oats in the primaries, is the close of CPAC and the dawn of the primary season really the time to be taking a victory lap and doing a bit of an in your face dance for opponents in your own party? November will be all about turnout – as the off years always are – and leaving a sour taste in the mouths of supporters of any of these “upstart whacko-birds” probably isn’t going to do much for the grassroots enthusiasm in the final weeks.

But hey… the guy looks really good doing a Cold Dead Hands impression, eh?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms; conservatives; cpac; crush; ky2014; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; teaparty
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1 posted on 03/09/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hope that works out for you WHIG
Freegards
LEX


2 posted on 03/09/2014 6:44:17 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what Paul has to say.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 6:44:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As we used to say in about the 4th grade: “Him and whose army?”


4 posted on 03/09/2014 6:45:07 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind

Payback can be a bitch, Mitch.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 6:45:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

             

6 posted on 03/09/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yertle comes out of his shell for only one reason


7 posted on 03/09/2014 6:47:34 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: SeekAndFind

He should lose just for being an obnoxious #$*&@. Defeating him because he’s a RINO is gravy.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 6:48:47 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s The Party of Government(’Rats and RINOs) versus America.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 6:49:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Mitch McConnell — Boo... Hiss...


10 posted on 03/09/2014 6:51:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SeekAndFind; onyx

Do I need to raise that $2 million dollars starting NOW for SarahPAC, Mitch?


11 posted on 03/09/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind; cotton1706
Reid's *itch McConnell (Wdc-GOP/e), may surprised (in Nov.) if many Conservatives sits this
one out letting Grimes win..either way KY loses badly..giving 0'Muslim more power,
the *itch won't stop it anyways.

12 posted on 03/09/2014 6:51:59 PM PDT 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: SeekAndFind
That's just lucking fuvly, RINO! Why couldn't you take a shot at crushing the Marxist maggot in the WH who's ruining our economy, gutting our military and shredding the Constitution on a daily basis?



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 03/09/2014 6:53:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ooh so manly.

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14 posted on 03/09/2014 6:55:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If it looks like he’s in trouble the dems will help him out with cash and GOTV efforts, plus helping at the ballot box.

The dems want TEA gone more than he does!


15 posted on 03/09/2014 6:55:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind

If anyone deserved to have his butt handed to him, it’s that chump.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 6:56:06 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: cripplecreek

Must be made from styrofoam.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 6:56:49 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What's really galling is that he made this statement in the enemy camp just one day after showing up at CPAC.

That's how tone deaf the Republican leadership is, folks.

18 posted on 03/09/2014 7:01:56 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ansel12
I wonder what Paul has to say.

Not much, he has GOPe stuck in the back of his throat.

19 posted on 03/09/2014 7:06:20 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do I need to raise that $2 million dollars starting NOW for SarahPAC, Mitch?


How bout his republican primary opponent?? or is it to late for that?


20 posted on 03/09/2014 7:07:51 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FUMM

Eat sh...er...Obamastuff and die.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 7:07:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

Remind me of the last time any “moderate” Democrat vowed to crush the far left. 1968?


22 posted on 03/09/2014 7:15:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

No wonder millions of R voters stayed home (thus electing and re-electing Obama).

What a disappointment the R party leadership is.....
(Boner seems to be a nice fellow and I was defending him for quite awhile but he could have already done a great deal of good for the country,.... instead he just keeps rubber-stamping Obama’s Transformation of Amerika.... a super-sized loss Boner is...if anything, he needs to be retired even before McConnell?)


23 posted on 03/09/2014 7:16:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (")
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m thinking this stems from John Cornyn winning his Primary without a run-off.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 7:18:09 PM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I were Bevin I would use this little quote against him at every chance.

“If Mitch does not trust his own side, who or what does he stand for?” “Can you, as a voter, trust someone like Mitch, who would stab you in the back for personal gain?”


25 posted on 03/09/2014 7:19:41 PM PDT by crz
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To: crz

Let Mitch try and explain his own words away. The lying, filthy, piece of garbage.


26 posted on 03/09/2014 7:21:39 PM PDT by crz
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To: Din Maker; All

I think he’s feeling his oats because Cornyn won without a run-off. But, Cornyn did not have any candidate with the financial wherwithal to run an effective campaign against him. Matt Bevin does. So, don’t count your chickens yet Mitch.


27 posted on 03/09/2014 7:21:41 PM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sarah got under their skin. Calling out the cowards who didn’t use the constitutional purse strings because their strings are being pulled by the progressives.


28 posted on 03/09/2014 7:22:05 PM PDT by bondserv (God governs our reality and has seen fit to offer us a pardon.)
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To: SeekAndFind

On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

So a Government official states he is going to crush millions of American Citizens?
Not very nice.....


29 posted on 03/09/2014 7:22:38 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind

You going to let the Marxists do whatever they want’ but you are going to fight the people who knows the constitution is becoming void. Us Tea Party members are going to run you out. Matt Bevin for Senate — no liberals!


30 posted on 03/09/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: SeekAndFind

The sad fact is, if he had shown a fraction of the fight against Obama he shows against his own base, he wouldn’t be in this position. I seriously hope this POS loses.


31 posted on 03/09/2014 7:24:20 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: SeekAndFind

The same voters who Mitch wants to destroy in the primaries won’t show
up to vote in the general. Romney tried working around conservatives in
2012, and how did that turn out?

Good luck with that Mitch.


32 posted on 03/09/2014 7:27:47 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: SeekAndFind

We will see who crushes whom. Won’t we -itch?


33 posted on 03/09/2014 7:27:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: SeekAndFind

Once conservatives take over the leadership, McConnell should be shown the door. It is just a courtesy that former senators are invited to the Republican National Convention.

They should just omit sending him an invitation. He would only use the opportunity to spread dissension, act for the TV nets as a critical commentator to bash conservatives, and otherwise misbehave to the detriment of the party. He might even go full Charlie Crist.

If he keeps it up, the conservative leadership should give fair warning to organizations that support or sponsor his antics, that they are no longer welcome if they have anything to do with him or the other RINO scoundrels.

The new purpose of the Republican party will be to restore America, eliminate the terrible abuses of the federal government, and to kiss off the erosive internationalism that former governments embraced.


34 posted on 03/09/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hard to take a Turtle seriously


35 posted on 03/09/2014 7:36:41 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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36 posted on 03/09/2014 7:37:46 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes. Isn’t it comforting to know the Leaders of the party that is supposed to represent conservative values are set on destroying the conservatives trying to revive the party?

Obviously not a question, but a sad commentary...


37 posted on 03/09/2014 7:42:15 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Din Maker

What I heard is that the Tea Party didn’t endorse anyone to run against John Coryn.


38 posted on 03/09/2014 7:43:36 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: tennmountainman
"The same voters who Mitch wants to destroy in the primaries won’t show up to vote in the general."

The intelligent ones will turn out in the General to Ditch Mitch. Mitch needs some skoolin'.

39 posted on 03/09/2014 7:45:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: faithhopecharity

what on earth would make you think Boehner is a “ nice Fellow”. He is a tough as nails, dirty deal making, unprincipled lush.You don’t have very good discernment.


40 posted on 03/09/2014 7:55:25 PM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL, hey Mitch, please define “crush.”

No really, what exactly do you mean by that word? What, exactly do you plan on doing to Tea Partiers?

Because it’s not “convince.” It’s not “turn around.” It’s not “bring back.” And it’s not “outvote.”

Not, “crush” has a certain... materiality... about it.

So what do you mean by it, Mitch? What are you going to do to these people who dare to disagree with you?

C’mon, Mitch, you can say it. Go ahead. What do you plan for them? What’s going to happen to them?

What do you mean by “crush,” Mitch - and why did you pick that word?

Tell us plainly, Dear Leader.


41 posted on 03/09/2014 7:57:40 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How very odd....

Just today there were a number of Freepers defending Rand Paul on the Mitch/support thing. Yet I do not see them commenting on this.

Odd...


42 posted on 03/09/2014 7:58:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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43 posted on 03/09/2014 8:15:42 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (The rats will always chew on each other just before abandoning ship.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me guess. The GOP wins when Mitch switches Democrat. What a strategy.


44 posted on 03/09/2014 8:19:31 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, sure, right. LOL!


45 posted on 03/09/2014 8:21:40 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not going to happen ever. LOL!


46 posted on 03/09/2014 8:22:04 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitchie The Kid is going to be lucky to get re-elected.


47 posted on 03/09/2014 8:24:00 PM PDT 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: Bainbridge

Indeed I may not have good discernment about some people. Yes


48 posted on 03/09/2014 8:24:42 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (")
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To: SeekAndFind

What a disgusting puke


49 posted on 03/09/2014 8:27:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

I do not like this Senate man,
Vows to crush the Tea Party if he can,
With conservatives, he cannot cope.
Vote For Mitch? Nope, Nope, Nope.


50 posted on 03/09/2014 8:29:20 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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