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

Posted on 03/17/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT by manic4organic

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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; perry; rickperry; rinos; tedcruz
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Still doubters out there about Perry's RINOcity?
1 posted on 03/17/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT by manic4organic
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To: manic4organic

Survey says............WRONG!!!! Not a good move there Ricky.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 10:09:15 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: manic4organic

I never had a lot of use for our Gov Pointy Boots……….

He probably got elected because of his good looks…………….


3 posted on 03/17/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: manic4organic

I didn’t expect that. But maybe I haven’t been paying close enough attention.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: rktman

disappointing


5 posted on 03/17/2014 10:10:04 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: manic4organic

I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 10:11:59 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: austinaero
disappointing

Perhaps, but consistent with Perrys' beliefs.

7 posted on 03/17/2014 10:14:10 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: manic4organic

LMMFAO!

Nice move, Rickster.

Not.

Hope you aren’t planning on stumbling for president again, chump.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: manic4organic

Un-freeping-believable.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:06 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: manic4organic

“McConnell finds himself in a GOP primary fight with wealthy businessman Matt Bevin, who attended the event but wasn’t allowed to speak.”

Ricky should just keep his mouth shut and let the people of Kentucky decide.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: manic4organic

So, what’s the ‘scandal’ here? Palin endorsed McCain during the primary in 2010. Who cares? Bevin is not going to win, so it’s a smart political move.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:36 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: manic4organic

That’s alright Dick’. We’ll make sure you won’t run for prez a second time...


12 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:58 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: manic4organic

Rick Perry - GOP-E with a twang.

There goes his POTUS hopes!


13 posted on 03/17/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: PaulCruz2016
So, what’s the ‘scandal’ here? Palin endorsed McCain during the primary in 2010. Who cares? Bevin is not going to win, so it’s a smart political move.

It's called a matter of principle, and if you are going to lead, especially if you want Tea-Party support, you'd better lead with it!
14 posted on 03/17/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: manic4organic

Perry’s planning to run for President, so he probably is doing this for obviously future political gain. I don’t know much about the Ky. race.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 10:19:03 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: manic4organic

Perry’s planning to run for President, so he probably is doing this for obviously future political gain. I don’t know much about the Ky. race.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 10:19:04 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: manic4organic

He is vying to be the establishment’s alternative to JEB.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 10:20:34 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: manic4organic

And thus La Raza Rick flushes away his second chance at a POTUS run...


18 posted on 03/17/2014 10:23:52 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Who cares? Bevin is not going to win, so it’s a smart political move.

If a McConnell win were certain, Perry would have been wiser to withhold endorsement from either.

Perry was probably well paid to voice his support for McConnell. However, Perry will never again get any majority of TEA Party support for any campaign.

19 posted on 03/17/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: manic4organic

Ouch, that will leave a mark.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 10:24:37 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: manic4organic
Already here...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3133845/posts

21 posted on 03/17/2014 10:25:46 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: manic4organic

One fool supporting another fool.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 10:31:29 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: meadsjn

“Perry will never again get any majority of TEA Party support for any campaign.”


Nor will Rand Paul, I assume. Because Rand Paul also endorsed McConnell. So who will the self-appointed TEA Party folks run against Rand Paul for the other KY U.S. Senate in 2016?


23 posted on 03/17/2014 10:31:42 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: manic4organic

Some forget Rick Perry’s courageous stance on Texas congressional redistricting several years ago. When the Democrats fled the state to deny a quorum, Perry kept calling one special session after another until he finally wore the Democrats down. The resulting map gave the nation Louie Gohmert, Ted Poe, Randy Neugebaur, Bill Flores and others (and took down Martin Frost, Chet Edwards, Nick Lampson and others). It would have been far more politically expedient to throw in the towel, but to his credit he held firm in the face of unrelenting media criticism. I will always be appreciative of the political courage he demonstrated in that episode.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 10:32:18 AM PDT by pkajj
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To: PaulCruz2016

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25 posted on 03/17/2014 10:32:44 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: manic4organic

~~~Still doubters out there about Perry’s RINOcity?~~~

Yeah, no kidding. I was chastised by one who said I was helping Christie and Jeb -— they’re all the same.

Wake up and smell the RINO boys and girls.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 10:34:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: manic4organic

I’ve never had any doubt that Perry was GOPe, but he proves it clearly with this endorsement.

His conservative speech making and I emphasize speech making in recent years was political ploy and his run for president in 2012 probably a calculation to split votes and help Romney.

Now the fake conservative credibility Perry built up is being spent to save Mitch McConnell’s political backside.

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


27 posted on 03/17/2014 10:34:29 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: chris37

He probably couldn’t find his way to a primary anyways...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv9LBUG4KsE


28 posted on 03/17/2014 10:36:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: manic4organic
Also here with some 140 comments if anyone is interested in reading.

Texas Gov. Perry throws support behind McConnell ^

 
03/16/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 141 replies
The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Adam Beam

29 posted on 03/17/2014 10:37:29 AM PDT by deport
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Nor will Rand Paul, I assume. Because Rand Paul also endorsed McConnell. So who will the self-appointed TEA Party folks run against Rand Paul for the other KY U.S. Senate in 2016?

If the TEA Party voters are paying attention, Rand Paul's voter support could go back to the 2% enjoyed by his dear old dad for so many years.

30 posted on 03/17/2014 10:37:43 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: manic4organic

I’m sure La Raza Rick will get a nice pat on the bulge on his backside for this from the USCoC.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 10:37:57 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: pkajj

If Perry had his way, those folks wouldn’t have been elected but his mission for the GOP as would be the mission for any GOP politician in any state would be to draw the congressional district lines so Republicans win the most seats.

Perry did it for the Republican Party, not the TEA PARTY.....


32 posted on 03/17/2014 10:38:34 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: manic4organic

Paul endorsed McConnell to get his support for getting that law changed in KY so he could run for both senate and president.

Perry has no reason to support McConnell. But Perry supported Dewhurst too.

Perry’s probably trying to get future endorsements for president.

Unfortunately, this is how it works.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: manic4organic

Well I am not from Texas (at least not yet), However if I was Perry would have just pi$$ed it all away.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: rktman

Perry has always been a mixed bag, and here is more proof. That has kept me from whole-heartedly supporting a Perry presidential run.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 10:42:19 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: manic4organic

Well, Sarah supported McInsane’s re-election. Where does that leave Palin fans?


36 posted on 03/17/2014 10:42:57 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: pkajj

Some forget Rick Perry’s courageous stance on Texas
congressional redistricting several years ago.

*************

Yes it took until 2003 to get the districts set which gave the
GOP a 21 - 11 majority for the first time since reconstruction.
It wasn’t until 2006 that the final court case was settled.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 10:43:27 AM PDT by deport
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To: manic4organic

Establishment Republicans stick together. Sometimes insanely so. You never know when, in the past, McConnell endorsed or campaigned for Perry so a “debt” was owed.

Still can’t forget Palin endorsing McCain again for the Senate.


38 posted on 03/17/2014 10:44:56 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: manic4organic; All
Still doubters out there about Perry's RINOcity?

I'm a convert. Perry is a RINO.

39 posted on 03/17/2014 10:46:02 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: manic4organic

I see our good Gov. Goodhair has already stumbled in the race for 2016...


40 posted on 03/17/2014 10:47:04 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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I see our good Gov. Goodhair has already stumbled in the race for 2016...


41 posted on 03/17/2014 10:47:41 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: manic4organic

This is what politicians do, big deal. If McConnell asked for Perrys endorsement, he’s really desperate. Who in KY cares what Rick Perry says, anyway?


42 posted on 03/17/2014 10:51:24 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: deport

Sorry, I did a search first.


43 posted on 03/17/2014 10:56:19 AM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: manic4organic

“Still doubters out there about Perry’s RINOcity?”
*******************************************************************

I HAD thought he was just a poor debater and/or stupid. With this I realize that he is a poor debater, stupid AND a useful idiot for the progressive ruling elite and the GOPe.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: manic4organic

Gov. Perry exposes himself as an insider RINO POS


45 posted on 03/17/2014 11:05:47 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: manic4organic

“Matt Bevin, who attended the event but wasn’t allowed to speak.”

LMAO.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 11:06:55 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Carry_Okie
I’m sure La Raza Rick will get a nice pat on the bulge on his backside for this from the USCoC.

He's going for the anti-Ted Cruz vote.

47 posted on 03/17/2014 11:08:16 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: manic4organic

In the military it was called brown nosing.


48 posted on 03/17/2014 11:16:56 AM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: manic4organic

Perry has been good on the economy and the Second Amendment. Also on the budget. Otherwise, not so much, but that was enough to make him acceptable as governor for this Texan.

Gonzales is good on all of those, too. Plus a lot more. So See Ya, Goodhair...


49 posted on 03/17/2014 11:21:03 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: F15Eagle

LOLOL!

Perry appears to be brainless, yet he has the nerve to call me heartless :D


50 posted on 03/17/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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