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McConnell: We Will 'Crush' Tea Party Challengers 'Everywhere'
talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 3/9/14 | Caitlin Macneal

Posted on 03/10/2014 5:30:02 AM PDT by cotton1706

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) believes that incumbent Republicans won't have a problem holding their seats in the 2014 elections.

"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," McConnell said about Tea Party challengers in a New York Times interview published Saturday. "I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country."

McConnell faces a primary challenge from the right. The Senate Conservatives Fund, which backs Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin, believes the candidate has a chance of defeating McConnell the the primary.

"Mitch McConnell is clearly in trouble in this primary or he wouldn’t be attacking Matt Bevin and declaring war on conservatives," Matt Hoskins, the head of the SCF, told the New York Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...


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As any number of us have said, McConnell and his ilk never go after the democrats with this kind of glee and enthusiasm.
1 posted on 03/10/2014 5:30:02 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I sincerely believe that a lot of these clowns fear that if they don’t stay in congress they may end up in prison.

The tea party is about integrity and that means treating corruption the same no matter what color flag they carry.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 5:32:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

Are we SURE that he actually said this??? I really don’t believe it at all......not at all. He’s not THAT stupid. I can see him saying that about HIS race, but not the entire Tea Party.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 5:32:50 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cotton1706; All

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said about Tea Party challengers in a New York Times interview published Saturday”

Great strategy dufus!!!

Later McConnel was seen with a gun to his head saying if you don’t elect me I’ll shoot, then you’re next!!!


4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:33:32 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: cotton1706

“As any number of us have said, McConnell and his ilk never go after the democrats with this kind of glee and enthusiasm.”

That’s because the MSM will get mad at them. On the other hand, they have a green light to attack conservatives.

The corporate lobbyists are bankrolling this scum.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 5:34:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like Turtle Face is as power hungry as John McLame. Talk about feeling “entitled”! Voters in KY need to retire this old coot.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:35:33 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Ann Archy

I agree.

I see this as a liberal “divide & conquer” story rather than substance.

I want to hear the recording.

Regardless, McConnell has to go!


7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:35:59 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: cotton1706

Conservatives need to understand that the most important enemy we currently face is the fascist RINOs.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:37:31 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cotton1706

Geez. Another “uniter.” We’ve already got plenty of those around. For cryin’ out loud, aren’t we supposed to be working together to put a stop to this crap? Oh, wait. That was in a dream I had the other night. Back to reality.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: cotton1706

Dissent will not be tolerated, huh?


10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:39:03 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

McConnell: We Will ‘Crush’ Tea Party Challengers ‘Everywhere’


Not so far...


11 posted on 03/10/2014 5:39:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cotton1706

I’m sure King George said the same thing... look for the same results.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 5:40:40 AM PDT by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: Ann Archy

Believe it.

McConnell is EXEMPT.
He protects Obama.
He HATES conservatives and their principles.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 5:41:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Ann Archy
Are we SURE that he actually said this???

Absolutely. I personally think he has completely misread the Cornyn primary in TX, who didn't have a real opponent.

And the worst thing?! Mitch said this in an interview with the OLD GRAY LADY!

GAME ON, Mitch!

14 posted on 03/10/2014 5:41:41 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Ann Archy
Are we SURE that he actually said this??? I really don’t believe it at all......not at all. He’s not THAT stupid

Here's the article in question: Link

Apparently he is that stupid.

15 posted on 03/10/2014 5:42:01 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: rktman

Another ‘big tent’ republican.

Except now we know that big tent means ‘socialists welcome’ but conservatives stay away.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 5:42:17 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: cotton1706

"If you give me a Republican majority in the Senate, I won't let you down..."

"We Will 'Crush' Tea Party Challengers 'Everywhere'"


Well, at least we now know what he's promising...
17 posted on 03/10/2014 5:42:29 AM PDT 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: cotton1706

John Cornyn


18 posted on 03/10/2014 5:43:38 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: headstamp 2
The corporate lobbyists are bankrolling this scum.

Which I point out to liberals every chance I get. They aren't going after their sainted democrats, they're going after the tea partiers who will truly level the playing field.
19 posted on 03/10/2014 5:44:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: COBOL2Java
But he looks so manly pretending to be Charlton Heston.

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20 posted on 03/10/2014 5:46:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

Is this the same McConnell that played Billy Badass at CPAC?


21 posted on 03/10/2014 5:46:43 AM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: Erik Latranyi; Ann Archy
There is no recording. It was out of a Noo Yawk Times article.

The article makes the following claim:

Mr. McConnell’s ad, his first singling out the Senate Conservatives Fund, raises a criticism that Speaker John A. Boehner and other Republicans have leveled at the activists — that they are fund-raising and business enterprises more than political operations. The ad refers to unnamed news media reports that assert that the PAC “solicits money under the guise of advocating for conservative principles but then spends it on a $1.4 million luxury townhouse with a wine cellar and hot tub in Washington, D.C.”

As Chuckie Schumer observed: "We're united. You're not."

22 posted on 03/10/2014 5:47:13 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I see this as a liberal “divide & conquer” story rather than substance.


Liberal Republican or Liberal Democrat?


23 posted on 03/10/2014 5:49:05 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Old Sarge

As Chuckie Schumer observed: “We’re united. You’re not.”


Yes, thankfully not all Republicans support cutting vet pay. McConnell, Boehner and Ryan, OTOH, happily threw vets under the bus. Support them and their beltway careerist agenda if you wish. They care nothing for us on Main Street.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 5:55:58 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Ann Archy

I think you’re on to something. I do not put it past the slimy NYTimes to deliberately misquote in an attempt to sow discord and disunity. They are that low.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 5:57:20 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: cotton1706
"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," McConnell said about Tea Party challengers...

The Texas Primary is over, and the Tea Party wasn't crushed, nor even a little crumpled. Your statement is already false Senator.

26 posted on 03/10/2014 5:58:23 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: cotton1706

Doubt it. They are simply afraid to the tea partiers, period.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 5:59:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cotton1706

Why would we attack him from thr right? Don’t you know he is a staunch conservative. Sarc.


28 posted on 03/10/2014 6:03:42 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: The_Victor

“The Texas Primary is over, and the Tea Party wasn’t crushed, nor even a little crumpled. Your statement is already false Senator.”

They’re focusing on the US Senate. They are desperate to protect the US Senate from more conservatives.

The Tea Party in reality crushed the establishment in legislative races and others in Texas. The establishment is worried. They don’t have enough money to protect the US Senate and all the state legislatures. And the legislatures will be breeding grounds for innovative ideas, future congressmen and senators and a Convention of States, to rein in the US government’s power.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 6:04:24 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“I know this: Politics doesn’t like losers,” said Mr. McConnell, who
suggested that a high-profile series of defeats would deflate the groups.
“If you don’t have anything to point to, it is kind of hard to keep it going.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/us/politics/leading-republicans-move-to-stamp-out-challenges-from-right.html


30 posted on 03/10/2014 6:08:32 AM PDT by deport
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To: cotton1706

Some never get over being stupid.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 6:14:12 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: txrefugee

Turtle face! That’s perfect. I was trying to a way to describe for what he looks like!


32 posted on 03/10/2014 6:14:31 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Ann Archy

It is being reported in a whole ton of sources. He said it alright.

Mitch McConnell has got to be removed from office. If he sucessfully wins the nomination, then we may have to bite the bullet and run a Tea Party Challenger against him in the general election.

Under no circumstances can conservatives give this man any support. EVER.

Mitch McConnell must be crushed. And the Tea Party must do the work.

Bevin or Bust!


33 posted on 03/10/2014 6:23:44 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Ann Archy
I really don’t believe it at all......not at all. He’s not THAT stupid.

It is 9:30 AM in Washington. McConnell has had a few hours to finish his coffee and bourbon and take to the microphone to deny this statement. So far... crickets.

Yes, McConnell is THAT stupid.

34 posted on 03/10/2014 6:28:10 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cotton1706

He epitomizes the mindset of the Republican Party. They claim to be conservative but in reality they’re all careerists who defend THEIR PLACE in the big government structure. Those who call for smaller government are seen as enemies.


35 posted on 03/10/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: cotton1706

I think that he is maybe sensing his impending doom, and tugging on Superman’s cape on the way out.


36 posted on 03/10/2014 6:32:41 AM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: cotton1706

And they wonder why I refuse to send them money. Actually I should ask for a refund of past contributions.


37 posted on 03/10/2014 6:33:12 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: cotton1706

What I don’t get is how stupid these RINOs are to state this out loud. A smarter RINO strategy would be to fight the conservatives covertly and say nothing bad about the base in hopes of getting a few extra votes come election time.


38 posted on 03/10/2014 6:41:56 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: P-Marlowe
I agree! The establishment GOP don't want us and is willing to poison the well let's go ahead and start over with a new party. What's the difference, between Liberal Republicans and Democrats anyway?
39 posted on 03/10/2014 6:43:36 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: cotton1706

two word answer to this Bozo..... Matt Bevin


40 posted on 03/10/2014 7:06:24 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: cotton1706
Go pound sand Mitch.

5.56mm

41 posted on 03/10/2014 7:09:24 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Ann Archy; All

The Taxed Enough Already Party is the first serious threat to the parasitic hold that Professional Politicians in “both” political parties have been uniting to suppress since November, 2010.

The Democrats are suppressing us through the brute force of the IRS, DOJ, NSA, and other Gestapo-Style Federal Agencies.

The RINOs are suppressing us by their statements and cave-in votes to Democrats.

Thus, the RINOs and Democrats have united against us.

Fair enough: BRING IT !

Both the RINOs and the Democrats have Professional Politicians who are dependent on their ability to control those of us who pay Personal Federal Income Taxes, in order to continue to be on our payroll.

Multi-Millionaire, Son-of-a-Mitch McConnell is a true Professional Politician from the RINO Wing of the formerly great Republican Party.

What better way to control us than to make us slaves to them who are the masters of us?

“Both” Political Parties in our current Communal Federal Government understand that the purpose of naming a Master/Slave Federal Government Program an “Entitlement” is to deceive the enslaved population into believing that becoming slaves to a Master is something to be desired, and thus reduce the probability of a slave rebellion.

The Master/Slave Entitlement of Obamacare is the most Communal of all of the Federal Government Master/Slave Entitlement Programs, because it can legally collect monies and/or property after death of the Entitled Slave, or from their surviving family members.

FORWARD, the RINOcare RINOS!

FORWARD, the Obamacare Democrats!!

FORWARD !


42 posted on 03/10/2014 7:12:21 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706

I’m no fan of McConnell OR Bevin. That said, this is a leftist source.


43 posted on 03/10/2014 7:14:53 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: cotton1706

McConnell is a certifiable Lunkhead and is undeserving of continuing in political office. I stopped voting for republicans like him 15 years ago.
I still vote conservative.


44 posted on 03/10/2014 7:18:42 AM PDT by chatham
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To: cotton1706

Who invited this jack-ass to CPAC?


45 posted on 03/10/2014 7:29:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706

McConnell has been hanging out with obama and the rest of democrats too long, he is definitely absolutely delusional.


46 posted on 03/10/2014 7:30:47 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,”

So what? is he Churchill now? :-)


47 posted on 03/10/2014 8:00:02 AM 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: cripplecreek

When McConnell came out with that old rifle all I could think of was the hubris required to pull such a stunt. If he and his handlers actually think conservatives will now vote for him because he waves a rifle around and promises to do the right thing after decades of capitulation and padding his pockets with cash he, and they, are sorely out of touch with the ways things are today.

That picture goes to show the GOPe are completely un-American and think their bosses, us, are too stupid and ignorant to understand what is happening and what they are doing to our Country.


48 posted on 03/10/2014 8:10:43 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: OldMissileer

RINOs go away! Not one cent or scintilla of effort towards GOPe RINOs...all money and effort towards Conservatives only.


49 posted on 03/10/2014 8:26:42 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: southernerwithanattitude; xzins

If the GOPe is going to poison the well, then they can be the first to drink from it.

I would vote for Hillary Clinton at this point before I would vote for Mitch McConnell.

A traitor is worse than an enemy. McConnell is a traitor. He must be defeated at all costs.


50 posted on 03/10/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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