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Texas Gov. Perry throws support behind McConnell
The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Adam Beam

Posted on 03/16/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT by TADSLOS

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Saturday, telling 300 fellow Republicans that the minority leader will win re-election.
McConnell finds himself in a GOP primary fight with wealthy businessman Matt Bevin, who attended the event but wasn’t allowed to speak.
“I love the number six,” Perry told the crowd at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner of West Kentucky. “Sam Houston was 6 foot 6 inches tall. And Mitch McConnell is going to be in his sixth term as United States senator.”
Organizers said the dinner was supposed to unite the Kentucky GOP behind one mission: taking control of the Kentucky House of Representatives in November. But speakers talked just as much about taking control of the U.S. Senate so McConnell could become majority leader.
“The future of America is inextricably intertwined with Kentucky and how these elections come out this time,” Perry told the crowd.

(Excerpt) Read more at p.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; crony; gope; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; perry; rickperry; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 03/16/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: TADSLOS

Sayfer’s 2016 candidate list update:

Shorter by one.

Thanks Guuvnah.


2 posted on 03/16/2014 9:29:28 AM PDT by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: TADSLOS

I’m in a REALLY bad, grumpy mood today. This is just icing on the “in-the-dumps” cake. Then again, I’m not all that surprised.

6 terms .... we need to somehow get term limits in place.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 9:30:35 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: TADSLOS

Idiot. Celebrating 6 terms without seeing it as THE PROBLEM.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 9:30:40 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: TADSLOS

Can’t believe this. Oh well. It narrows down my choices for the primaries.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 9:32:06 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: TADSLOS

And Mitch McConnell is going to be in his sixth term as United States senator.”

Right there is the problem Mr Perry! NO ONE should be in a position of power and control that long. It becomes about them and not about the people. McConnell needs to go............


6 posted on 03/16/2014 9:32:09 AM 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: TADSLOS

Perry was assured by McConnell that the check is in the mail.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 9:32:28 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: TADSLOS

That settles it for me. Never will I vite for him. Ever.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 9:34:34 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Hostage

BIG MISTAKE Perry! Might come back to bit you in the behind.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 9:34:36 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: TADSLOS

I guess Perry is not running...


10 posted on 03/16/2014 9:34:39 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: TADSLOS

Guess there is one more 2016 presidential candidate on the short list that won't have my vote. McConnell has to go. He is an enemy sniper disguised in our uniform in the trees at our backs. Even if we lose the seat, and I don't think we will because Bevin can certainly win it, we'd be better off having an enemy in their own uniform on the field of battle in front of us.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: TADSLOS

I’ve always said that Rick Perry was not a conservative and is GOPe in the end.

That’s my position and I’m not changing it.

Perry makes conservative noise and that’s all...


12 posted on 03/16/2014 9:36:00 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: TADSLOS; All
Gov. Perry (TX-GOP/e), you better stand back, 'ol Mitch "*itch" McConnell
(Wdc-GOP/e) may "get confused" w/ your presence next to his backside.

13 posted on 03/16/2014 9:36:38 AM 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: JRandomFreeper

Ping to and your take about, please.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 9:37:18 AM PDT by sport
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To: TADSLOS

Perry, do you want to be the next Romney in EVERY way possible?


15 posted on 03/16/2014 9:37:50 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: TADSLOS

Hhnmmm...wonder what NSA has on Perry?


16 posted on 03/16/2014 9:38:04 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: TADSLOS

Perry is an idiot.


17 posted on 03/16/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT by stanne
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To: TADSLOS

Ya cain;t fix studip..uhh stupid.. ya cain’t.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 9:43:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Yep and I said something kind about him just the other day...oh well


19 posted on 03/16/2014 9:43:26 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

There goes my tagline....


20 posted on 03/16/2014 9:44:57 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

all gone.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 9:45:31 AM PDT by varina davis
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To: sayfer bullets

I live in KY. I’ll vote for the Dem before I’ll vote for McConnel. Dead serious.


22 posted on 03/16/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: TADSLOS

Did you see Perry at CPAC? With the weird hipster glasses, yelling? My kids saw a second of that and wisely said,
“what a maroon!”.

He, like Rand Paul and Rubio and McCain, and all the Texas cornyn voters, and all the other idiots, don’t see that either a huge change is coming in the republican party, or Obama will continue his Godzilla destruction, paving the way for Hillary and her muslim faction to finish the job. Bu there is no more McConnell Cantor Boner group beyond 2014. There is no sustainable image with these enablers at the helm they are so drunk on power that their sanity is gone. THis cannot continue in any form. If Mc Connell is in charge after this election, in majority or minority, he wont be beyond 2016. It’ll be over.

Perry can’t see that Because he is an idiot.


23 posted on 03/16/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SECURE AMERICA
'ol Mitch "Reid's *itch" McConnell (Wdc-GOP/e) caught "Potomac Fever" many
years ago..it's our shame; that we, the voters in KY didn't recognize it in time.
he became a liberal, so so long ago.
"If you don't vote conservative consistently (in Wdc); you'll become an liberal"..Ronald Reagan.

24 posted on 03/16/2014 9:50:34 AM 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: Nextrush
"Rick Perry was not a conservative"

Didn't Perry start out as a 'rat?

25 posted on 03/16/2014 9:50:44 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TADSLOS

Perry is now an official member of Club Elitist. Congratulations!


26 posted on 03/16/2014 9:50:59 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: TADSLOS

Just damn.


27 posted on 03/16/2014 9:51:02 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: TADSLOS
“I love the number six,” Perry told the crowd at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner of West Kentucky. “Sam Houston was 6 foot 6 inches tall. And Mitch McConnell is going to be in his sixth term as United States senator.”

Perry and the number six.

Perry's presidential hopes, deep sixed.

28 posted on 03/16/2014 9:52:15 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: TADSLOS
So much for his chances with the base.

He must need money.

29 posted on 03/16/2014 9:52:56 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: TADSLOS

Dang Rick. Why don’t you just retire on a big ranch or something. Supporting these go-along-to-get-along GOPe fifedoms aint helping.


30 posted on 03/16/2014 9:53:30 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Paladin2

That’s my understanding of his background and what people who have political ambitions often do is stick their fingers in the wind and join the party that voters are moving towards at the time.

As Texas moved towards the GOP and away from the Dems I’m sure Perry saw the trend.


31 posted on 03/16/2014 9:54:23 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Qiviut
6 terms .... we need to somehow get term limits in place.

So, you'd rather have a bunch of stooges for corporate lobbyists that are so clueless they depend totally on their staff? And to whom do you think they'd be accountable, those who hold a job on the way out or the people?

32 posted on 03/16/2014 9:54:48 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: TADSLOS

Not surprised. Was good for Tx as gov but not very good at all for prez. Just one more reason to not support Tx governor ‘Good Hair’ in the 2016 primaries should he decide to run for prez again. Hope conservatives remember this stab in the back as the primaries grow closer.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 9:55:13 AM PDT by Ron H. (Ted Cruz for President in 2016.)
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To: sayfer bullets

Sayfer’s 2016 candidate list update:

Shorter by one.

Thanks Guuvnah.
***************************************************************

Ditto -— Gracias Governator Perry!!


34 posted on 03/16/2014 9:55:30 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: TADSLOS

Thanks for posting. This will hurt Perry big time.


35 posted on 03/16/2014 9:56:14 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: TADSLOS

Wow, where did THAT come from? Very very disappointing. Need more beer now.


36 posted on 03/16/2014 9:56:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: TADSLOS
I pray McConnell is primaried out of office.

Rick, you've done a pretty good job down here in Texas. Tripped up a few times just like us all, but you are on the wrong side.

Sleep with RINOs, you'll catch liberalism.

37 posted on 03/16/2014 9:56:38 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: TADSLOS

As I keep saying, there are many we think are Conservatives that are not. Perry has always been on my crap list and he is perma there now.


38 posted on 03/16/2014 9:57:58 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: TADSLOS

horses ass.


39 posted on 03/16/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

95 PERCENT OF ELECTED REPUBLICANS EITHER FAKE CONSERVATISM OR REPUDIATE IT.


40 posted on 03/16/2014 10:05:54 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Hostage

No I think Perry is interested in making sure we take the Senate back and he thinks Mitch is the most likely to win that senate race.

Even though personally I loathe McConnell I can understand that line of thinking. I think Perry and many others in the republican elite are thinking if we don’t get the senate back this year we are totally screwed.

Three more years of unfettered Obama and we are going to be in CWII. Because the rule of law is being thrown out the door.


41 posted on 03/16/2014 10:07:04 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: cuban leaf; All
"vote 'RAT"
*spit*
McConnell
*double spit*

i won't go that far, I'll just vote on the other candidates.


42 posted on 03/16/2014 10:13:24 AM 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: Nextrush
That’s my understanding of his background and what people who have political ambitions often do is stick their fingers in the wind and join the party that voters are moving towards at the time.

This is classic Perry. He is a finger waver and has alot of McCain in him.

43 posted on 03/16/2014 10:17:11 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I am seriously not trying to be rude or pick a fight, but I’m not getting your point. Are you saying that we should NOT have term limits because the “stooges” that are staying in Congress and the Senate for decades (building personal power & wealth over the years at the expense of America & becoming more & more isolated from their supposed constituents) will then become lobbyists?

I’ll take my chances with the stooges as lobbyists instead of voting in bad law and to rid us of the likes of John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, et al. Better yet, along with term limits, bar permanently anyone from being a lobbyist who has been a Congresscritter or Senator. I’ve seen that suggested in other places and I like it.


44 posted on 03/16/2014 10:17:12 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: TADSLOS

Never liked the guy. Now I know why.


45 posted on 03/16/2014 10:21:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The GOP will take control of the Senate but McConnell will go down in defeat.

Perry has been added to the list of establishment turncoats.

There is no middle ground.


46 posted on 03/16/2014 10:22:09 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
I guess Perry is not running...

I'm guessing he is. But he will be disappointed.

47 posted on 03/16/2014 10:24:32 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: TADSLOS

Thank you, Gov. Rick Perry!

By your own actions, you have given me the right, and opportunity, to tell you, to go spend the night with that LGBT mayor of Houston! That is all you are good for, now.


48 posted on 03/16/2014 10:24:55 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: TADSLOS
Lest we forget...

Rick Perry's Al Gore Problem

49 posted on 03/16/2014 10:26:04 AM PDT by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: FreeReign

“Perry’s pesidential hopes, deep sixed.”

Good one. I scratched Perry off my list.


50 posted on 03/16/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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