Skip to comments.On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party
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 dont 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?
Hope that works out for you WHIG
I wonder what Paul has to say.
As we used to say in about the 4th grade: “Him and whose army?”
Payback can be a bitch, Mitch.
Yertle comes out of his shell for only one reason
He should lose just for being an obnoxious #$*&@. Defeating him because he’s a RINO is gravy.
It’s The Party of Government(’Rats and RINOs) versus America.
Mitch McConnell — Boo... Hiss...
Do I need to raise that $2 million dollars starting NOW for SarahPAC, Mitch?
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
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!
If anyone deserved to have his butt handed to him, it’s that chump.
Must be made from styrofoam.
That's how tone deaf the Republican leadership is, folks.
Not much, he has GOPe stuck in the back of his throat.
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?
Eat sh...er...Obamastuff and die.
Remind me of the last time any “moderate” Democrat vowed to crush the far left. 1968?
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?)
I’m thinking this stems from John Cornyn winning his Primary without a run-off.
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?”
Let Mitch try and explain his own words away. The lying, filthy, piece of garbage.
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.
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.
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.....
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!
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.
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.
We will see who crushes whom. Won’t we -itch?
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.
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...
What I heard is that the Tea Party didn’t endorse anyone to run against John Coryn.
The intelligent ones will turn out in the General to Ditch Mitch. Mitch needs some skoolin'.
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.
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.
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.
Let me guess. The GOP wins when Mitch switches Democrat. What a strategy.
Yeah, sure, right. LOL!
Not going to happen ever. LOL!
Mitchie The Kid is going to be lucky to get re-elected.
Indeed I may not have good discernment about some people. Yes
What a disgusting puke
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.