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McConnell is finished, wave good bye to the nice man
Examiner ^ | March 11, 2014 | AARON BLAKE

Posted on 03/12/2014 9:23:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Mitch McConnell, the current minority leader in the Senate and GOP counterpart to Majority Leader Dingy Harry Reid, and senior senator from Kentucky, must be the stupidest politician in Washington D.C. right now. Facing a challenge in his own primary from TEA party oriented candidate Matt Bevin for being a RINO, McConnell would be wise to do anything but provoke an escalation of the political battle between RINOs like him and the more conservative TEA party supported candidates challenging them. McConnell the other day made a comment basically saying that all the RINOs like him that are being challenged in primaries by conservatives will defeat their more conservative challengers. What a stupid commment.

I suspect many conservatives around the country had made the defeat of RINO Lindsey Graham in South Carolina the highest priority for 2014. But I can imagine tens of thousands of TEA party and conservative activists reacting to McConnell's stupidity by writing checks to the campaign committee for Matt Bevin after having what the soon-to-be-retired senator from Kentucky said the other day.

Polls are showing that McConnell is in trouble against the expected Democrat nominee Alison Lundergran Grimes, and he's slipping in the polls for his primary battle against Matt Bevin. Either way, McConnell is finished, in the primary or in November. He's voted the RINO left-of-center line in Washington D.C. way too many times, and voters who elect Republicans are expecting them to go to Washington and represent our insterests and not those of the special interests and the ruling class of Washington D.C.

McConnell hasn't done that in his too many years in Washington, and now it's time for him retire or be retired. The voters in Kentucky will make sure it happens one way or the other.

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1 posted on 03/12/2014 9:23:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Idiot has never been nice! RINO deluxe


2 posted on 03/12/2014 9:25:39 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Either Bevin will take him out (hopefully!) or Grimes will. One or the other; take your pick.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 9:25:46 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: GailA

Mitch has always been a conniving little weasel.Nothing nice about him.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 9:29:27 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SoConPubbie

I like the enthusiasm and confidence, but Bevin is still in the 20s. The polling mirror the Stockman/Cornyn debacle and there is no runoff in Kentucky. Were’ going to need a late surge to win this. Lets hope Bevin works his butt off and conservatives become too disgusted with McConnell to turn out for him.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 9:30:05 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TBP

I want Mitch gone so badly I’m afraid it won’t happen. I pray for Matt Bevins to win.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 9:30:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The fact that Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are not only getting more than 5% of the vote in a Republican Primary in Southern States, but are likely to win shows how screwed this country is.

Seriously, who out there says to themselves, “Wow, I think Mitch McConnell is doing such a wonderful job, I am going to make sure I take time out of my day to go vote for him”?

Who is voting for these jokers?????


7 posted on 03/12/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: SoConPubbie

RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 03/12/2014 9:31:58 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: SoConPubbie

McConnell would rather his seat go to an Obama MarxoFascist stooge than to a Conservative.

His attack ads against Bevin will NEVER rise to those ugly levels against Grimes in the General. It will be kid gloves against her, after he stabbed, shot, burned and buried Bevin with one outrageous attack ad full of crap after the other.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SoConPubbie

I live in KY. I am a very strong “classical liberal” (commonly referred to as “conservative” today).

If McConnel wins the primary, I’ll vote for the democrat.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 9:33:45 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SoConPubbie

Just wave. Nothing nice about this corrupt politician.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 9:36:10 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: INVAR

I’m not too sure of that. McConnell took enough of a blowtorch to Ashley Judd last year that it scared her out of running.

I’d be willing to bet that a LOT of McConnell’s support comes from people who don’t like him, but think that the KY seat could be the deciding factor in retaking the Senate next year and don’t have confidence in the more ideologically acceptable Bevins to be able to take on Grimes and the KY Dem machine (which is pretty powerful).


12 posted on 03/12/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: mulligan

McConnel should just run against Grimes in the Democrat primary.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 9:40:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: TBP

Unite behind one or the other or the vote will be split and turkey-neck turtleman will retain his cushy lifestyle.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 9:42:10 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I really can’t understand why we’re not supporting Mitch. We need to take the Senate. This is insane to support a candidate who is getting 20% of the vote backing.

Let’s smartin up here.

I’m sure I’ll get some wrath here, but that’s my opinion.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 9:46:32 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: cuban leaf

I understand your sentiments, but that mindset is what gave us dim majorities in 06 and 08.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 9:48:38 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: nikos1121

If he were a true Republican I’d understand your sentiment but you forget what a RINO is and does. They’re spies for the Democrats and follow their orders.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SoConPubbie
"I'll have more flexibility after the mid-terms!"


18 posted on 03/12/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SoConPubbie
See ya, Mitch.



Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY
19 posted on 03/12/2014 9:54:59 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: TexasCajun
A more candid picture of Harry and Mitch:


20 posted on 03/12/2014 9:57:19 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SoConPubbie

Although there are plenty of reasons to retire this corrupted RINO POS, if for no other reason, throw him out and anyone else in the Congress for just being there too long. Because elections are also corrupted, citizens should be demanding term limits and the PRHIBITION of ALL ex-congress critters from becoming lobbyists.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 9:59:30 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: ealgeone

I understand your sentiments, but that mindset is what gave us dim majorities in 06 and 08.


I understand. Sadly, it is how I feel about McConnel. I’d pick a democrat over him.

Personally, I think it is an exercise in futility anyway. I bought my small farm in KY two weeks before the 2008 election as a bug out location and I thought McCain was gonna win.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: nikos1121
really can’t understand why we’re not supporting Mitch. We need to take the Senate.

Oh good Lord. These kinds of posts aren't even worth a response anymore.

23 posted on 03/12/2014 10:03:54 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: SoConPubbie
McConnell is finished, wave good bye to the nice man

OK; who do you want me to wave to?

24 posted on 03/12/2014 10:04:43 AM PDT by Aqua Buddhist
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To: cuban leaf
DUMP MITCH!!

ELECT THE BITCH!!!

25 posted on 03/12/2014 10:10:22 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: nikos1121

I have no issue with primary challenges by sacrificial candates to keep the incumbents honest, Conservative and aware of who they work for.

I also have no problem with primary challenges against underperforming incumbents in areas where the seat is going to be retained by a Republican regardless.

What I don’t support are pyrric victory primary challenges where an underperforming but electable incumbent gets tossed by someone who can’t win in the general.

Like Mourdock beating Lugar last cycle. Hard not to see that as a waste that ended up making Conservatives feel good in the short term, but hurt us in the long term.

I’m supportive of the Lindsay Graham challenge in SC. And was supportive of the McCain challenge in AZ. But increasingly wary of Bevins in KY. Too much is at stake for us to go the cut off our noses to spite our face route again ...


26 posted on 03/12/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: TBP

Those polls showing that a brain-dead Ashley Judd might have taken him out were no joke.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 10:13:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: INVAR

“His attack ads against Bevin will NEVER rise to those ugly levels against Grimes in the General.”

You mean just the way Romney went after his GOP rivals in the primary, then went to sleep when time came to contest FUBO. And now, it looks as though he’s looking for a threepeat. Cruz was right, we’ve had enough of “presidents” like Dole, McLame and Romney. It’s going to be “interesting” to see what “old fossil” the GOPE trots out in 2016. The Lord has largely taken care of all the old RATs in the Congress, time to start working on the RINO’s The only really old RAT left is Fineswine and she looks like death warmed over.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 10:15:29 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SoConPubbie

It appears that the Tea Party supports Bevin. If true I will send money to Bevin’s campaign.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 10:16:20 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Buckeye McFrog

McConnell took some pretty nasty swipes at Judd over her history of mental issues, and she decided to drop out.

If you read the local KY press from last year it’s apparant that Grimes was bullied into running. She wanted to be Gov, and the way was paved for her. She did not want to run against McConnell.

He may be a RINO a**, but McConnell has a history of also being an absolute ruthless b*st*rd in fighting to keep “his” seat. I see no logical reason why he wouldn’t be the same this time around.


30 posted on 03/12/2014 10:21:53 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: TBP
Either Bevin will take him out (hopefully!) or Grimes will. One or the other; take your pick.

Either way, Grimes goes to the Senate. Add in Michelle Nunn from Georgia and the GOP will be down two Senators right out of the starting gate.

31 posted on 03/12/2014 10:30:47 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: SoConPubbie

McConnell....it’s time for him retire or be retired. The voters in Kentucky will make sure it happens one way or the other.
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I wish I was that confident that it would happen. I’ll ride on your faith and do everything I can to help make it happen.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 10:47:58 AM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: cuban leaf

You live in Kentucky. What’s the pulse of the people there concerning this Election? Does Bevin have a good chance of winning or just 50/50?


33 posted on 03/12/2014 10:49:21 AM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: nikos1121

And Romney was “electable”.

I’m going for the brass ring on this one. The only thing worse than a democrat is a career politician.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 10:52:56 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: tanknetter

What difference does it make if he is the Majority leader. The first thing the SOB will do is caucus with the Democrats, allow them to run rough shot over the Senate.

He is more interested in Power versus Representing American Citizens.

AFAIK Bohner and McConnell could get beat, America would be better for it.

Atleast then hopefully someone would assume leadership for the right in the two chambers and actually Represent our Constitutional form of government.

Both Bohner and McConnell want Scamnasty. They Like NeroCare. They spend Like Drunken Sailors on Shore Leave. The feed off their own Power. Screw em both!


35 posted on 03/12/2014 10:54:47 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: tanknetter

But the polls I’ve seen show Bevins beating the Democrat in the general election, while McConnell is a toss-up.

Further, the Republicans are going to re-take the Senate with or without Kentucky, so who wants McConnell to be majority leader?

If Bevins does not win the primary, vote third-party in the general.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 11:01:00 AM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: cuban leaf

I live in Kentucky as well and will be voting Bevin in the primary. However I can’t vote for that idiot Grimes, aside from being a democrat she is dumber than a pile of Man~O~Wars petrified manure.

If Snitch wins the primary he made it clear he has no interest in supporting or representing conservatives, only contempt. Fine with me, win without my vote Snitch.

I will be voting in local elections and any state level offices but Snitch and Little Bob Byrd in training-Hal Rogers will have to win without my vote and several more long time conservative family members votes.


37 posted on 03/12/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: sarge83

I don’t just want McConnel to win without my vote. I want him to lose so bad that I would vote for any loony tune democrat against him. At lest the Dem’s would then own the lunacy that followed.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 11:21:01 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

From my own private polling around here, I would say that McConnell is in serious trouble. It’s not very blatant, people here aren’t that way. It’s the look in the eye, the gritted teeth that says it all.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SoConPubbie

Chinless and the rest of the RINOs are hoping to reap what they sowed in the 2012 election, where TEA Party candidates lost because they were stiff-armed by the national Party. They are now saying, “See? If you run TEA Party candidates, they lose!” What they don’t want people to know is those candidates lost because they were sabotaged by the national Party’s election committees, not because they were “bad” candidates.

It’s like dropping a cinder block on a car from an overpass, and when the car crashes and burns, claiming it’s because they weren’t driving the car.


40 posted on 03/12/2014 11:33:10 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty
TEA Party candidates lost because they were stiff-armed by the national Party. They are now saying, “See? If you run TEA Party candidates, they lose!” What they don’t want people to know is those candidates lost because they were sabotaged by the national Party’s election committees, not because they were “bad” candidates.

I think your analysis is correct.

41 posted on 03/12/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: The Working Man

I’ll put it this way: The only time I ever voted FOR a candidate was Reagan in 1980. And that is the excuse a LOT of obama voters used in 2012. Their vote was a vote against Romney.

I’ll vote against McConnel every chance I get. Hopefully that is only once.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: VRWCarea51
What difference does it make if he is the Majority leader. The first thing the SOB will do is caucus with the Democrats, allow them to run rough shot over the Senate.

Like Bonehead in the House. He's violated the Hastert rule so much by rounding up Rat votes for bills the rule no longer exists. Something like five times?

(For those who don't know, the "Hastert rule" was the Speaker would not allow a vote on a bill if it didn't have a majority of Republican support. Bonehead has moved bills with as few as 28 Republican votes, and they passed with 100% Rat support.)

43 posted on 03/12/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: T Ruth

It’s the only thing that makes sense.

They gave zero to Sharon Angle, she lost to Dingy Harry.
They gave zero to Christine O’Donnell and she lost to somebody.
They gave zero to Todd Akin, he lost.
They gave zero to Richard Mourdock and he lost.
They gave zero to Joe Miller and he lost to a write-in candidate that he defeated in the Primary.

(There are others, these were off the top of my head.)

Now they’re sitting back and declaring, “Look, see? TEA Party candidates are a bunch of losers!”


44 posted on 03/12/2014 11:49:33 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: T Ruth

The flaw in your logic is that there’ll be a general election following the primary.

Bevins will be up against a pretty powerful Democrat machine that has a good track record of winning statewide elections. He’ll get no help from the KY GOP apparatus, which is controlled by McConnell’s people. He’ll get little if any help from the national GOP apparatus, which is controlled by McConnell’s friends.

People here’s will b*tch to high heaven about that, without considering that politics is a contact sport and that if we’re willing to burn McConnell down he and his people and his friends have every right to go scortched earth in response. If no quarter is given, none can be asked, right?


45 posted on 03/12/2014 11:58:47 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter
in retaking the Senate next year and don’t have confidence in the more ideologically acceptable Bevins to be able to take on Grimes and the KY Dem machine (which is pretty powerful).

You don't take the Senate with McConnel still there, it will be his senate and Dingy Harry has shown them how to really wield power.

46 posted on 03/12/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: tanknetter
Too much is at stake for us to go the cut off our noses to spite our face route again ...

Mitch is counting on you.

47 posted on 03/12/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: tanknetter
...he and his people and his friends have every right to go scortched earth in response.

Oh really?

I think Chinless and the rest of the GOPe would take issue with you about that. They expect TEA Party candidates who lose to them to suck it up and support them in the General Election. There is no implied right to engage in a "scorched earth policy."

48 posted on 03/12/2014 12:34:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: itsahoot

Yes, and the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-obamacare, anti-gun crowd is counting on all the KY FReepers here who are committing to vote for Grimes.


49 posted on 03/12/2014 12:37:38 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: nikos1121

I am glad to see the realization here, that taking the Senate out of Reid’s hands is more important than getting rid of McConnell.

The reason the clean debt ceiling bill couldn’t be amended is because Reid shuts them all down.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT by H.Akston (It's all about property rights.)
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